Senior residents set to get P2K money help Feb. 29

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THE Cebu City Government is set to discharge P2,000 in real money help to senior residents on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.

The budgetary help for the old living in the city's 80 towns covers the initial two months of the year.

Ernesto Atuel and his better half Esmeralda, the old couple living in the mountain town of Cambinocot, are anticipating get their money help on Feb. 29, saying they need the cash in purchasing their nutrients and support prescription.


The Atuels are among the in excess of 80,000 older who are qualified to get the money help.

Chairman Edgardo Labella entrusted City Administrator Floro Casas Jr. to screen the money help circulation, which will occur in barangay lobbies, rec centers and schools.

Office of Senior Citizen Affairs (Osca) acting official chief Jeffrey Ocampo said around 100,000 senior residents are holders of Osca ID cards. Of Cebu City's old, just 82,000 are able to get P12,000 in yearly money help as the rest were transferees.

Changed mandate

The City saw an expansion of the money help recipients following the City Council's choice to permit senior residents who enrolled as voters in 2013 to benefit themselves of the help.

On June 4, 2019, the City Council affirmed the amendatory law supported by Councilor Eugenio Gabuya Jr. which commands that old individuals who had been enlisted in the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from 2011 until 2013 will get the budgetary guide from the City.

City Ordinance 2453, which was wrote by Labella when he was as yet a councilor, states that solitary the old who enlisted in Comelec in 2010 and prior were permitted to get money help of P1,000 every month. Those senior residents who moved their Comelec enrollment to Cebu City in 2011 and later are not permitted to get the monetary guide, however they can even now profit themselves of limits from foundations on the off chance that they have a distinguishing proof card gave by the Osca.

Casas asked the recipients to bring their Osca cards, so they can get their guide immediately. All the faculty of the City Hall's 26 divisions will be sent to the barangays to circulate the money help, said Casas.

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