DSWD ROV RELEASES SOCIAL PENSION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS






Legazpi City, PHILIPPINES- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 5 has started downloading  the third and fourth quarter funds for social pension of Senior Citizens.

According to DSWD 5 Regional Director Arnel Garcia, they have started distributing pension to different municipalities or local government units (LGUs).

“Others can receive the pension on December while some will be on January,” Garcia said.

Garcia explained that each qualified social pension beneficiary will receive the pension worth P3,000 breakdown as follows:  P1,500 for last quarter and P1,500 for this quarter.

DSWD revert back the pension distribution  to the LGUs upon information that the subsidiary of the Veterans Bank acting as the service provider for the said distribution cannot saturate the homes of the senior citizens region wide due to limited personnel.

The social pension is a regular stipend given to qualified senior citizens for daily subsistence and medical needs. (Ranelle Sertan-DZGB News)