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Manila prepares cash cards for seniors

Jose Rodel Clapano - The Philippine Star
Manila prepares cash cards for seniors
In an interview with dzBB, he said the senior citizens’ cash card system may be finished in the next three months.
STAR / Walter Bollozos, file

MANILA, Philippines — The city government of Manila is preparing cash cards for senior citizens to use in claiming their P500 monthly allowance, city administrator Felix Espiritu said on Monday.

In an interview with dzBB, he said the senior citizens’ cash card system may be finished in the next three months.

The system was set up after chaos occurred at the Delpan Sports Complex when the senior citizens were about to claim their allowance from the city government.

Espiritu said the reason for the chaos was that even those who were not included in the list of seniors claiming their allowance went to the sports complex.

He said police officers and Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau personnel were able to “peacefully” send those not in the list home.

According to Espiritu, “whenever people hear there is ayuda (financial or in-kind assistance), even those not covered by it come and take their chances.”

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