Solo parents, elderlies get P2.7M from Capitol

City of San Fernando – Some 3,238 solo parents and bedridden elderlies from the 1st and 2nd district of Pampanga received incentives worth P2,754,000 and a pack of groceries each as part of the Christmas and New Year’s gift of the provincial government.

Governor Lilia ‘Nanay’ Pineda led the distribution of the Christmas gifts at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center. Pineda was accompanied by board members and Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Elizabeth Baybayan.

Pineda reminded the solo parents to take good care of themselves by safeguarding their health and by having regular consultations at the district and provincial hospitals.

Pineda said the solo parents should be healthy as they are alone in raising their children.

She also promised the parents to help fund the education of their children through the Education Financial Assistance (EFAP) program of the Capitol.

“The provincial government can assist your children who are college students by giving them educational assistance. If they are already college graduates, the provincial government is willing to help them find decent jobs through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO),” Pineda said.

Pineda also reiterated solo parents can avail of free PhilHealth membership through the Point of Care program implemented in the 11 district and provincial hospitals.

The beneficiaries went home with a pack of groceries each. Some 2,784 solo parents received P500 each while the remaining 454 bedridden elderlies received P3,000 each as social pension. –AIDA B. BUNGUE/PIO