Talisay senior citizens get allowance

  • July 14, 2017
  • Easter Anne D. Doza
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 13 (PIA6) - - About 728 senior citizens from Barangay Concepcion in Talisay City, this province, received their second quarter allowance from the local government of Talisay.
Talisay City Mayor Neil E. Lizares III led the distribution of the allowances of P450 each senior citizens of the barangay amounting to more than P300,000, a release from Talisay City Public Information Office said.
Barangay Concepcion is the second largest recipient of this project, next to Barangay Dos Hermanas which is also set to receive more than P417,000 for its senior citizen beneficiaries.
“I am thankful that I am able to accomplish what I had promised you during the campaign period,” Lizares told a cheering elderly crowd who gathered at the covered court of the barangay. 
Talisay City has earmarked P3.8 million for this quarter to give allowance to close to its 9,000 senior citizen-beneficiaries in all its 27 barangays.
Lizares has expanded the coverage to close to nine thousand beneficiaries from 6,000 in the past and increased the allowance from P150 to P450.
On top of this quarterly allowance, Lizares presented also his administration’s initiative for a P 20.00 insurance coverage for all Talisay residents that would entitle them to P 5,000 free medicine and burial aid.
While in the barangay, the mayor met with the local council and urges them to endorse three primary projects of the barangay they would want to prioritize by his administration through the city’s 20 percent development fund.
Lizares saw the great need for potable water especially in various puroks in the urban area of Barangay Concepcion and told the barangay the city government has in the pipeline a plan to construct a reservoir in every hacienda to make potable water accessible to all. *(JCM/EAD-PIA6 Negros Occidental)

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