Candoni residents receive medical and shelter aid, social pensions

Posted by watchmen
February 13, 2021

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson led the distribution of a total of P630,000 to the recipients of the provincial government’s medical and shelter assistance, social pensions, and centenarian awardees in the municipality of Candoni on Thursday.

A total of 50 residents received shelter assistance worth P5,000 each; 50 senior citizens received social pension worth P3,000 each; 10 beneficiaries of medical assistance received P3,000 each; and two centenarians namely, Victoria Lazarte and Presentacion Lambot (posthumous award) received P100,000 each.

The beneficiaries of the shelter assistance are those informal settlers affected by municipal project constructions and road widening projects.

Lacson advised the beneficiaries to make good use of the cash assistance given to them and prioritize their needs.

He also lauded the town for maintaining zero cases of COVID-19 for the past months.

The provincial government’s program on emergency shelter assistance, medical assistance, social pension, and awarding of centenarians are facilitated by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office headed by Merle Garcia.

Strict health and safety protocols were observed at the activity./DGB, WDJ

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