Personnel from the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs and City Social Welfare and Development Office completed today the pay-out of social pensions for eligible senior citizens in Barangays Motong, Pulantubig, Bunao, Taclobo, Piapi, Cadawinonan and Tabuc-tubig at P 3, 000 each beneficiary covering the first semester of the year 2020.

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo instructed OSCA and CSWD to coordinate with the barangay officials concerned so that appropriate venues are identified and health protocols are observed during the distribution. Advance notice for the recipients must also be given.

The social pensions of those senior citizens who may find it difficult to be physically present in the designated venues were brought to their own homes.

There are 2, 308 beneficiaries of the social pension in Dumaguete City as identified by the DSWD Regional Office 7.

City Social Welfare and Development Officer Lilibeth Filipinas shares the criteria of DSWD Region 7 in choosing who among the senior citizens are eligible to receive the social pension, as follows:

1. Must be 60 years old and above
2. Those who are not receiving any pension or survivorship pensions
3. Those who are not receiving financial support from children, especially from abroad
4. Those who have medical maintenance
5. Those who are among the indigent residents of the barangay especially those who are bed ridden

Schedule for TUESDAY (June 2)
MORNING: Mangnao at Covered Court; Looc at San Juan Chapel; Poblacion 8 at Barangay Hall
AFTERNOON: Candau-ay at Scandinavian Covered Court; Bantayan at Barangay Hall, Poblacion 1 and Poblacion 2 at Tinago Covered Court.