Angeles City’s bedridden seniors receive cash aid


ANGELES CITY, Pampanga — Some 14 bedridden and sickly senior citizens from four barangays in the city are the beneficiaries of medical and financial assistance given by the Angeles City Government, led by Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr.

The Mayor personally visited them in their homes to distribute the P2,000 monetary gift. He was also accompanied by two doctors to check the condition of the qualified recipients and handed free medicines.

He then reminded the families to allot the money for groceries or other basic needs of the elderly.

Two senior citizens were from Barangay Sapangbato; 8 from Barangay Margot; 1 from Barangay Anunas; and 3 from Barangay Cuayan.

According to Mayor Lazatin, the Angeles City Government will do its part to implement programs his constituents deserve.

This will not just stop during the Elderly Week celebration every October, he added. For 2020, he will allocate P10 million for the Social Citizens’ social pension.

Executive Asst. IV Reina Manuel, City Social Welfare Development Office (CSWDO), Gender and Development (GAD) Office, Office of the Senior Citizen Affairs (OSCA), City Health Office (CHO), and City Information Office (CIO) also assisted the mayor during the visitation.

Meanwhile, in availing for Senior Citizens’ Identification Card, requirements needed are a photocopy of valid ID, Voter’s ID or Certificate Barangay Clearance, two copies of 2×2 picture, 1 copy of 1×1 picture, and signature. (RONDA BALITA Online)


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Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, an editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, Lingguhang Pahayagan ng Masang Intelihente, and RONDA Balita Online News was a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated Philosophy as major course, Political Science as minor, at the University of Santo Tomas, Legaspi City but landed and became a journalist. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, Peoples Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before he was simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspaper in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). A former Journal Group Bulacan correspondent, Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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