Quezon City News
QC mayor distributes assistance to senior citizens
Quezon City - In a concerted effort to prioritize the welfare of senior citizens, Mayor Joy Belmonte personally distributed financial assistance to 1,302 elderly residents of Quezon City through the Social Welfare Assistance (SWA) for Indigent Senior Citizens program, facilitated by the Social Services Development Department (SSDD).
Recognizing the needs of senior citizens who were not included as beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Social Pension Program, the local SWA program was established to cater specifically to their requirements. According to Ordinance No. 3315, S-2022, each beneficiary is entitled to receive %u20B16,000 from the local government annually, disbursed quarterly.
Mayor Joy emphasized the city's commitment to supporting its senior citizens, allocating a budget within the SSDD to aid 10,000 elderly residents. She encouraged the beneficiaries to take advantage of the various programs offered by the city to further improve their well-being.
Assisting in the distribution of the cash aid were Chief of Staff Rowena Macatao, SSDD Officer-in-Charge Eileen Velasco, along with SSDD personnel and members of the City Treasurer's Office, ensuring that the financial assistance reached its intended recipients.
The SWA program exemplifies Quezon City's dedication to addressing the needs of its senior citizens, providing them with tangible support and assistance. Mayor Joy Belmonte's hands-on approach in personally delivering the financial aid demonstrates her commitment to upholding the city's values of inclusivity and compassionate governance.
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