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OSCA told to update senior citizens’ list – Mayor Honey

Honey Lacuna
Mayor Honey Lacuna announces having directed OSCA chief Elinor Jacinto to update the city of Manila's list of senior citizens. (JERRY S. TAN)

THE Office of the Senior Citizens’ Affairs (OSCA) in Manila was directed by Mayor Honey Lacuna to update the list of senior citizens in the entire city.

The order was given to OSCA chief Elinor Jacinto, in view of complaints of missing names, a problem which the lady mayor said must be resolved before the next handing out of the senior citizen allowances as part of the city government of Manila’s social amelioration program.

“Tayo po ay updated na sa senior citizen allowances. All districts naibigay ang allowances for the year 2022. Ano na lang ang utang namin? Dun sa mga nagkaroon ng problema na wala sa listahan. Updating na lang muli ang ating tutugunan,” Lacuna said.

Lacuna said she has already given instruction to Jacinto to update its list of senior citizens and assured that those who deserve to get allowances will receive them.

“Sa mga nawala sa listahan, abang-abangan lang ninyo. Rest assured na aayusin naming mabuti nang makuha ninyo ang kaukulang allowances,” she added.

The lady mayor also announced that the next handout of the senior allowances will be done in April 2023 since the last given was in December.

According to Lacuna, the city would want the senior citizens to receive their allowances in bulk and assured that the allowances for the next three months will be given as early as in the first week of April.

In the meantime, Lacuna said that the city will be updating its list of senior citizens and preparing the payroll for the purpose of providing the cash aid for the elderly.

“Expect the next allowance by first week of April 2023 para medyo malaki-laki matanggap ninyo kasi kung buwan-buwan maliit. Samantala, ang ating mga kasamahang kawani are preparing the payroll and updating. Alalahanin n’yo, everyday may nadadagdag at nababawas so after four months, kahit paano, medyo updated na tayo,” the mayor said.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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