Cash aid for elderly to be given on June 30

June 27,2016 - 11:20 PM

THE RELEASE of the P1,000 cash assistance this month for the 67,300 senior citizens in Cebu City has been moved from June 28 to June 30.

The release, which is the fourth tranche of the P12,000 yearly financial assistance for senior citizens, will be held in barangay halls, sports complexes and other designated areas in the different barangays in the city starting from 8 a.m. until noon on that day.

Cebu City Acting Mayor Margarita Osmeña said the move of the release of the cash assistance to June 30 was made because of the movement of employees and activities in City Hall.

Osmeña said that they would still follow the same system of distribution because it would be difficult to make changes now.

She, however, said that they were also looking at alternatives.

“We brought it up and I asked them to come up with a more efficient system. Because what happens now is that during the distribution of the senior citizens’ cash assistance, there are so many personnel in City Hall out in one day, all at the same time, and the services here are hampered. Maybe, we can do it by area, not all at the same time,” she said.

Domingo Q. Chavez Jr., head of the Office of Senior Citizens Assistance (OSCA), said the city government has allocated P807,600,000 for this year’s cash assistance program, which would usually be given in tranches quarterly to the city’s 67,300 senior citizens.

The cash assistance program will release a P12,000 yearly financial assistance to each senior citizen in Cebu City.

The previous tranches were released last Feb. 12 (P2,000), April 12 (P2,000) and May 13 (P1,000).

The P1,000 to be received by the elderly this June 30 is the fourth tranche of this year’s P12,000 assistance. /Ateneo de Manila University Intern Maria Lelaina Cardeño

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