Bicol’s indigent elderly get P50M in additional funds

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LEGAZPI CITY: Over 8,300 indigent senior citizens in Bicol are going to benefit from the nearly P50 million in newly-released national government fund for their social pension, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The amount is the region’s share from the total P1.2 billion recently released by the Department of Budget and Management to the DSWD for the 200,000 needy elderly in all the 16 administrative regions of the country in support of the Aquino administration’s goal to facilitate inclusive growth. “As the country’s economy expands, Filipinos, young and old, should benefit directly from our reforms. This is exactly what inclusive growth is all about,” DSWD Regional Director Arnel Garcia on Friday here said.

PNA

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