Some 1, 070 senior citizens ageing 80-years-old above receive P 5, 000 each as incentive from the city government, Thursday. Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo said that they compose the first batch of recipients who are able to comply with all the requirements.
The distribution for the next batch recipients will be announced later. Mayor Remollo said that the cash incentive will augment the senior citizens capacity to buy their maintenance medicine and other needs.
Last December 2018, Mayor Remollo directed the release of cash gifts to 8, 336 senior citizens regardless whether they have pensions or not. This is in addtion to 16, 605 indigent families and 769 Persons With Disabilities. In all, 25, 711 received cash gift from the city government last Christmas, the biggest of number of recipients ever.