NAVOTAS City Government has started the distribution of social pension for indigent senior citizens.
Around 13,800 beneficiaries from the city’s 18 barangays will get their January to June stipend worth P3,000. Some will also receive their unpaid benefits last year.
Leading the distribution are the Department of Social Welfare and Development, City Social Welfare and Development Office, Office of Senior Citizens’ Affairs (OSCA) and City Treasurer’s Office.
“We are thankful that our senior citizens will now get their much-awaited pension. This will augment their budget for their daily sustenance and medical needs,” Mayor Toby Tiangco said.
“However, we would like to remind our dear seniors that we are still under community quarantine and it is dangerous for them to go out. If possible, let your children or those not vulnerable to the virus, claim the pension for you. We want you to stay safe in your homes,” he added.
Representatives need to bring an authorization letter, original and photocopies of the beneficiary’s OSCA ID, original and photocopies of their own valid ID, and a photo with the beneficiary holding a 2020 calendar.
“The senior members of our community are among the most vulnerable to the coronavirus disease. Let us make sure they are always safe and protected,” Tiangco said.
The Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 entitled indigent senior citizens to a P500 monthly stipend. The payout is scheduled until June 29 in locations nearest to the beneficiaries or their representatives.