TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The City Special Concerns and Coordinating Office (CSCCO) has already released the third quarter social pension for persons with disabilities.
According to Social Welfare Officer IV Marydhel Lattot, there were 215 PWDs who received assistance. These people, who underwent assessments in 2018, included people with mental disabilities, cerebral palsy, those who were bedridden or wheelchair-bound, those completely dependent on others and those who were taking maintenance medication.
According to Lattot, the city administration gave each beneficiary P1,500.00 to help with their immediate needs, particularly for food and medication.
She also noted that beginning in January of this year, P3,000.00 will be paid to an additional 615 PWDs who are enrolled in the social pension. These beneficiaries were also carefully chosen through evaluation, verification, and house visits carried out by the CSCCO.
The city government provides financial assistance for people with disabilities, sometimes known as social pension, in the sum of P500.00 per month, distributed quarterly, to supplement a person’s medical needs and other pertinent expenses. In the next years, it is anticipated that more PWDs will receive the financial help, which is just one of the services offered by the city government in addition to the distribution of assistive devices like canes, crutches, and wheelchairs.
Darwin Estrañero, the city mayor, continues to advocate for the welfare of PWDs in this area by securing adequate funding allocation.