HERE’s some Christmas cheer for senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWDs) and government employees in the cities of Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue.
Yes, they will receive cash gifts this month.
Mandaue City ‘s regular employees will receive an extra one month salary as a Christmas bonus. Job order workers will receive P10,000 bonus while clean and green workers bet P5,000 each.
Mandaue’s senior citizens will receive a P1,000 cash gift this monthy. The first half of their annual allowance or P1,000 was given last June. Distribution will be done in their barangays.
In Lapu-Lapu City, Mayor Paz Radaza announced that registered senior citizens will receive a P1,500 cash gift to be distributed in their barangays next week.
The city’s seniors already enjoy discounts in products and services sold in Lapu-Lapu City by presenting “green cards” issued to them by the city government.
Each senior gets a birthday cake delivered to their home by the city’s cooperative. Aside from burial assistance, senior citizens aged 79 upwards also receive P500 per month.
Radaza said elderly residents are encouraged to register and ask local officials how to qualify for theese benefits. There are 15,000 registered senior citizens in Lapu-Lapu. The city government set aside P22 million for them.
At least 997 PWDs will also receive P1,000 each as a Christmas cash gift next week /Correspondent Norman V. Mendoza