Cebu News

Senior’s aid up for distribution starting Saturday

Mary Ruth R. Malinao - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines —  The Cebu City government will start on Saturday, August 13, 2022, the distribution of the financial assistance to the 89,281 senior citizens in the city.

Registered seniors will receive the financial aid amounting to P3,000 which covers the months of June, July, and August.

Last Tuesday, City Administrator Suzanne Ardosa met with some City Hall staff who will serve as disbursing officers (DOs) during the five days allotted for the distribution.

“Sama sa naandan, magtinabangay gihapon ta sa pag-adto sa nagkalainlaing barangays para mas madali ang atong pagpanghatag,” said Ardosa as reported by the city’s Public Information Office (PIO).

The distribution of aid will be conducted in schools and gyms in the city’s barangays.

The city government will also designate another five days to distribute the assistance in a house-to-house manner for the seniors who cannot go to the respective venues for the distribution due to their conditions.

Dr. Ester Concha, head of the Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS), said that the distribution of financial aid for the qualified elderly in Barangay Punta Princesa will be done in Lourdes Parish Church since the school in the said barangay is still being utilized as evacuation center.

Concha urged the seniors, who are still able, to personally claim the assistance since authorization letter is no longer allowed.

“There will be no more authorization, so tanang able should come to the area to collect sa ilang financial. Then gitagaan nato og leeway, another next five days will be for hatod gyud na siya. Walay pag-entertain nga himoon diri sa City Hall during that time. No authorization, no pink slip,” said Concha.

For the seniors who passed away in June, July, or August, Concha advised not to immediately give the amount to the family members because the assistance will be claimed at the DSWS office.

The family of the deceased will have to bring the senior’s death certificate, baptismal certificate, and the valid ID of his/her wife or husband. If unmarried, the child’s birth certificate will have to be brought.

If the senior has no children, the certification from the barangay where they live will be needed. — JMD (FREEMAN)


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