CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA- The Provincial Government of Pampanga distributed P100-k incentive each to some forty (40) senior citizens aged 95 years old and above.
On behalf of Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda, Vice Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda personally handed the P100-k check to each beneficiary during a simple ceremony held at the New Legislative Building here, on Tuesday, May 24.
In her speech, Vice Governor Nanay underscored the important role of each family member in ensuring the welfare of the elderlies.
“Ibie yu pu ing lugud yu kareng kekayung pengari para lakas ya at ela misasakitan. Kasi pu ikayu ing inspirasyun da. Ikayu pu ing inspirasyun da king pamibie-bie,” Pineda said.
According to the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), Governor Delta emphasized the continued provision of this much financial support to the elderly Kapampangans especially during these unprecedented times of the worldwide pandemic.
Lolo Pio Bagtas, 102 year-old beneficiary from Mexico town, expressed his gratitude for the assistance extended to them.
“Dakal pung salamat kening binye yu pu kekami. Kalambat ku ne pung paninayan ini,” Bagtas shared.
The said incentive program was made possible through Ordinance 647 or the Senior Citizen Code, which entitles elderly Kapampangans aged 95 and above and are still alive a P100-k cash incentives award and a plaque of appreciation for their contribution to the society.
It can be noted that the province of Pampanga has been the pioneer of giving P 100-k cash incentives to centenarians. Before only centenarians can avail of the program. Later on the ordinance was amended to lower the age of the beneficiaries from 100 to 95 years old.
To date, a total of 340 recipients have already benefited from the said program.