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Makati gives P10,000 cash incentives to seniors

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Makati Mayor Abby Binay said today that on July 19, 2019, Makati's Sangguniang Panlungsod approved an ordinance granting P10,000 cash gifts per year to senior citizens between 90 to 99 years of age who have held Blu Card for at least five years.

“I am pleased to report that our newly-elected councilors have passed my proposal to give our senior citizens an incentive they truly deserve. We want inclusive progress for our Makatizens, and this is an acknowledgment of their contributions to our city,” Mayor Abby said.

City Ordinance No. 2019-A-023, effective July 30, provides additional incentives for qualified senior citizens living in Makati from 90 to 99 years of age, amending City Ordinance No. 2016-A-043. They will receive the money donation in two tranches: on or before July and on or before December.

Mayor Abby said qualified Blu Card holders will receive a P5,000 year-end money donation in December to celebrate their 90th birthday this year. Until their 99th birthday, they will continue to enjoy the said benefit.

Instead of the P10,000 cash incentive, qualified Blu Card holders will receive the P100,000 centenarian cash gift when they reach their 100th birthday.

Mayor Abby said under the new ordinance, qualified centenarians will continue to be given the P10,000 cash gift in two equal installments upon reaching 101 years of age, and every year thereafter for as long as they live.

Records of the Makati Social Welfare Department (MSWD) show that as of June 2019, there are around 2,096 Blu Card members in the age bracket of 90 to 99. To date, a total of 57 centenarians have received the P100,000 cash gift, with 32 of them during the administration of Mayor Abby.

The mayor said that the ordinance was supposed to be approved last year but opposition councilors not only delayed the approval of the 2019 budget but also did not approve the increase in cash gifts for Blu Card nonagenarians with at least five years of membership.

Meanwhile, the distribution of cash gifts to younger age groups of senior citizens will continue to be given in two equal installments, every July and December, as follows: ages 60 to 69, P3,000 yearly; 70-79, P4,000; and 80-89, P5,000. 

Mayor Abby expressed optimism about fulfilling her pledge to uplift the lives of Makatizens, owing to the strong cooperation of the Sangguniang Panlungsod’s majority bloc. 

“With a fresh mandate and the support of the new Sangguniang Panlungsod, I am confident that we will be able to pass more projects and programs that will help promote inclusivity among Makatizens and provide the best kind of public service to them,” she said.

More than 84,000 elderly Makatizens are currently receiving premium advantages from the city, including free medical and hospitalization facilities, free medications, immunization, mobility aids, birthday cakes, and unlimited film passes at Makati cinemas.  They are also pampered with free haircuts, spa services, and field trips to historic sites and popular locations under the Lakbay Saya Project within Metro Manila and elsewhere in the nation. The city government also provides P3,000 burial help to the bereaved family when a member moves on under the Blu Card program.

Early this year, the Ospital ng Makati launched its Palliative and Hospice Care Program to provide special care to patients with chronic or terminal illnesses, including the elderly, and improve quality of life, as well as help their loved ones in taking care of them and coping with the emotional anguish of losing a family member. 

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