Qualified senior citizens from the different barangays received today their quarterly pension at P 1, 500 for each beneficiary from the Department of Social Welfare and Development Office Central Visayas Region.
Personnel from the Office of Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs and City Social Welfare and Development Office organized the pay-out so that the eligible seniors are identified, transported from their barangays and health protocols are observed during the distribution.
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.