Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson led the distribution of P612,000 worth of financial assistance to senior citizens, daycare workers, displaced workers, and persons with disabilities in the Municipality of Cauayan on Tuesday.
A total of 70 senior citizens received P3,000 each for their Social Pension Program benefit for the period January to June of this year at P500 per month, while 54 daycare workers received P4,000 each as financial subsidy for the months of January to June of this year as well.
A total of 10 PWDs also received wheelchairs and P3,000 each that covers the assistance from January to June of this year at P500 per month; while 25 displaced workers also received P5,000 each.
The Social Pension Program is a government assistance of monthly stipend that is aimed to augment daily subsistence and other medical needs of indigent senior citizen.
The distribution was held at the Cauayan Municipal Gymnasium in the presence of Mayor John Rey Tabujara and Vice Mayor Anna Liza Soriano, Executive Assistant to the Governor Marie June Castro, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office Head Merle Garcia, and other officials.*