DSWD distributes senior citizen’s pension in Tarlac

May 18, 2012 9:49 pm 

TARLAC CITY, May 18 –The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Friday distributed to some 265 senior citizens their pension for the first quarter of the year.

City administrator Ruben Santos said that each member of the Office of the Senior Citizen’s Association (OSCA) in the city with an age of 77 years old and above will receive P1,500 financial assistance from DSWD per quarter.

He said that the OSCA prioritized those indigent members, particularly those neglected by their family and have no permanent income.

Virginia Fider, 85, of Barangay Sta Maria here thanked the government especially President Benigno Aquino III by implementing the program that helps the old ones like her.

Santos said the second quarter’s release of pension will be on July.

Santos called on the the attention of every household in the city to assist their senior citizen's relatives to register and apply for the pension program of the government.

He said that although personal appearance is advised for the beneficiaries, they can still avail their pension through authorization letter if in case they can no longer walk or travel going to the venue of the releasing activity.

The beneficiaries also thanked the city government for facilitating the pension distribution.

Aside from the DSWD pension, the recipients also members of the advanced clinical enhancement card for their health concern.

The OSCA in this city has also operating their own drug store wherein their members can easily or automatically avail discounts on all kinds of medicines. (PNA)

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