Officers of the various chapters of Senior Citizens Associations participated in the information drive to update the citizenry of the priority projects and basic social services of the City Government.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo said that bonafide residents of the city, including the senior citizens, are entitled to receive benefits from the City Government especially when they are in emergency and crisis situations.
Among the services/benefits that any bonafide resident can avail are:
1. Medical assistance (laboratory, maintenance drugs, chemotherapy, dialysis, etc.)
2. Hospitalization Refund to NOPH and Holy Child Hospital
3. Burial assistance to include casket, embalming and transportation
4. Mortuary assistance for deceased senior citizen
5. Financial Assistance for victims of calamity
6. Rice subsidy for every household at this time of the COVID-19 pandemic
7. Refund for RT-PCR tests for returning residents
8. Financial Assistance and food packs for COVID-19 patients
9. Scholarship for college students at P 12, 000 per year
On the other hand, the City Government has undertaken several infrastructure projects to include the construction of 2 concrete bridges, multi-purpose buildings for vocational schools, satellite hospital, closure of Candau-ay dumpsite and establishment of Central MRF, completion of the Metro Dumaguete Diversion Road, People’s Park at Pantawan 2, shoreline protection along the south end of the Rizal Boulevard, setbacks and fencing of public schools for more parking spaces, construction of central evacuation center and the satellite market and south bus terminal in Barangay Bajumpandan.
If the proposed 174-hectare Smart City Project will be realized, authorities expect to derive more revenues and income for the City Government to sustain and expand the delivery of basic services and to fund more infrastructure projects that will fuel economic growth and development for the people of Dumaguete City.
Mayor Remollo acknowledged the constant support of the senior citizens to the priority projects and policies of his administration.
Also present during Friday’s information drive are Vice-Mayor Karissa Tolentino-Maxino, Councilors Manuel Sagarbarria, Michael Bandal, Lilani Ramon, Edgar Lentorio Jr., Manuel Patrimonio, Liga ng mga Barangay President Dionie Amores and City Legal Officer Manuel Arbon.