Seniors to receive cash incentive Print
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 17:22

Around 64,000 senior citizens in the city are expected to receive  cash incentives from the local government after the City Council approved an ordinance providing cash incentives for the city’s senior citizens during their regular session last week.

The ordinance was reportedly passed  to give due recognition to the senior citizens’ contribution to the city and the nation.

Under ordinance 2017-28, an ordinance providing for cash incentives for registered senior citizens of Zamboanga, registered senior citizens will receive cash incentives every year, corresponding to his or her birth month.

Senior citizens 60 to 69 years old  will receive P500, seniors aged 70 to 79  will receive P750, for 80 to 90 they will receive P1,000, for 91 to 94 they will receive P1,500 and 95 to 99 years old P2,000.

Councilor Cesar Jimenez, author of the ordinance, said that P15 to P20 million will be spent by the local government for the initial implementation of the program.

Jimenez said that they will be strict and there will be procedures so that a senior citizen can benefit from the program.

“We will be very careful so that this incentive will not be taken advantage,” Jimenez said.

He said that if this will not be implemented this year through the supplemental budget, this will be realized by 2018. (RGAAGo)