Social Welfare

P .8 million earmarked for Bataan senior citizens

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BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The provincial government has earmarked P 800,000 for about 42,000 registered senior citizens in Bataan for this year.

Ms. Marilyn C. Tigas, provincial social welfare and development officer (PSWDO), said the allocation is intended for various programs for the benefits of senior citizens who had immensely contributed for the socio-economic growth of the province.

These programs are capability building incentives, medical and hospitalization, burial and other monetary support.

Ms. Tigas, a multi-awarded PSWDO in Central Luzon, who garnered four national awards including best municipal social welfare and development officer and model local government unit implementing DSWD program services, has extolled the effective top-notch influence by senior citizens in the development of historic Bataan peninsula cannot be discounted since they left a footprint of unbreakable scheme that serves as inspirational guidance for the youth to pursue higher goals in life.

Based on the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) master list in eleven municipalities and this city, Ms. Tigas said that most of the officers of OSCA are professionals who have retired from government and private institutions with outstanding reputation based on their career service records.

Ms. Tigas added that the government has recognized the senior citizens’ advocacy of utilizing their organizational expertise in promoting projects which would enhance prosperity and peaceful atmosphere in the community.

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