TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The City Special Concerns and Coordinating Office (CSCCO) reported during the regular flag raising today, June 5, that it has issued 982 new senior citizen IDs, 316 medicine booklets, and 257 purchase booklets from January to May this year.
A total of 104 seniors were also given mortuary assistance for a total of PhP 520,000 during the same period, reported social welfare officer Marydhel Lattot.
In total, there are now more than 9,000 senior citizens in the city with IDs benefiting from the various discounts and perks mandated under the law.
Other accomplishments of the CSCCO is the awarding of incentives to seniors who have reached 100 years old.
Lattot said the CSCCO has awarded two centenarians with PhP 50,000 check each from the city government while three centenarians were awarded with PhP 100,000 check each from the national government.
Under its program for persons with disabilities (PWDs), the CSCCO has also issued 123 new PWD IDs, renewed 71 IDs, and issued 163 medicine booklets. Those with PWD IDs that are more than three years old are reminded to renew.
Lattot announced that the CSCCO will be conducting a free massage therapy training for caretakers and family members of PWDs. Those interested are encouraged to register at the CSCCO in person. By Tabuk CPIO