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Oriental Mindoro gov’t, PIA give update on pension, benefits of seniors, PWDs

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The Oriental Mindoro Capitol as well as the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) chapter in the province held the Updates on Social Pension and Benefits of Senior Citizens and PWDs.

Present during the activity was PIA Center Manager Dr. Luis T. Cueto. It was held last October 24 at the SP Board Room, Provincial Capitol Complex.

“Sa tulong ng Provincial Social Welfare Development Office na pinangunahan ni PSWD Officer Zarah C. Magboo, tinalakay sa harap ng mga dumalong SC at PWD ang mga usaping
may kinalaman sa mga benepisyo at prebilehiyong kanilang maaring matanggap sang-ayon sa itinatadhana ng batas,” said the Capitol.

Among the laws discussed was the Republic Act 9994 which provides 20% discounts to senior citizens when they purchase medicines, professional fees of attending physician, among others.

“Isa ring halimbawa ang nakapaloob sa RA 9442 kung saan may 20% discount sa admission fees na sinisingil sa mga sinehan concert hall at iba pa,” the Capitol said.

PSWD Officer Magboo said that residents of Calapan City are fortunate because it has an ordinance providing these for free instead of just discounted.

“Binigyang diin din ang suporta ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Oriental Mindoro sa mga SC na nakapaloob sa Provincial Ordinance No. 68-2017 na katuon sa pagbibigay insentibo sa
mga may edad na 85 taon pataas at higit pa rito,” the Capitol said.

“Samantala, sa ngalan ng kanilang tanggapan, nagpasalamat si Dr. Cueto sa mga dumalong opisyal ng Senior Citizens Federation, mga PWDs at media partners,” it added.