BAGUIO CITY: The Department of Social Welfare and Development-Cordillera Administrative Region (DSWD-CAR) disbursed a total of P13,287,000 under the Social Pension Program (SPP) for 8,941 indigent senior citizens in the region for the first quarter of this year.
Regional Director Leonardo Reynoso said that the SSP distribution is intended to augment the basic needs of the senior citizens, including medicine and other nutritional and health needs.
The P500 monthly stipend is given to indigent, frail, disabled or sickly senior citizens aged 77-years-old and above, he said.
The province of Abra received the amount P3,759,000 for 2,528 senior citizens. Apayao got P1,773,000 for 1,192 senior citizens, Baguio City got P298,500 for 200 elders, Benguet with P1,713,000 for 1,147 senior citizens, Ifugao received P1,651,500 for 1,109 senior citizens, Kalinga got P2,344,000 with 1,577 senior citizens and Mountain Province received P8,547,000 for 1,188 pensioners.