A total of 10,000 indigent senior citizens in Parañaque City already received their government social pension amounting to P3,000.

Mayor Edwin Olivarez said they have already finished the distribution of the P3,000 social pension to the city’s 10,000 indigent senior citizens covering the period from July to December 2020 in eight barangays in District II. The distribution in eight remaining barangays in District I will immediately follow.

The mayor said the city government is targeting to finish the distribution of the government social pension on February 23.

Olivarez explained that under RA. 9994, otherwise known as the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010, indigent senior citizens are entitled to receive P500 monthly pension or P3,000 every semester of the year as an additional government assistance to augment their daily subsistence and other medical needs.

Olivarez, who led the distribution at the 4th Estate Gym in Barangay San Antonio, Parañaque City, told the senior citizens that the local government will continue to look after their needs especially on their medicines.

He also bared that the city government has various projects for senior citizens which he did not elaborate and told them that they will not be neglected.

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/02/19/10000-indigent-seniors-in-paranaque-receive-p3000-social-pension/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=10000-indigent-seniors-in-paranaque-receive-p3000-social-pension)