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Borongan City's social pension for the elderly to double next year

Philippine Information Agency
16 Apr 2021, 16:38 GMT+10

BORONGAN CITY, April 16 (PIA) - - Some 4,743 Senior Citizen's (SC) of Borongan City will double their Social Pension next year, provided by the Borongan City LGU.

According to Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan C. Agda, the Two Hundred Fifty Pesos (P250.00) monthly allowance of our elderly Boronganons could possibly increase to Five Hundred Pesos Only (P500.00) next year.

The City Mayor said that the allowance, despite the humble amount, can provide the olds certain joy.

"As much as possible, let us give our senior citizens small things to celebrate with. I believe that whenever the pay-out is done, the few crispy bills in their hands give them a secret leap and energy," the mayor said.

He also said that the free-ride for senior citizens will resume next year.

"We willingly stopped it because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as we intend to prevent our citizens from being contracted with the virus if they would be taking trips everyday, here and there," he said.

As of March, 2021, there are 7,202 senior citizens of Borongan, out of 7,202 SC, some 2,459 SC were registered in the Social Pension by the national government while the 4,753 SC were given pensions by the City Government of Borongan. (nbq/SDC/PIA-E. Samar)

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