Through the initiative of the Palawan Provincial Government, over P900,000 worth of pension was released on March 1-3 for 630 indigent senior citizens in Rizal and San Vicente towns.
Representatives from the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) distributed the pension at different barangay-covered courts located in both towns.
According to the Provincial Information Office (PIO), the release of local social pension for the elderly beneficiaries covers the months of January-June 2022.
A total of 477 indigent senior citizens received their social pensions in Rizal while 153 indigent elderly beneficiaries were recorded in San Vicente.
Furthermore, the release of the local social pension for indigent senior citizens is under the directive of Palawan Governor Victorino Dennis Socrates who aims to continue helping Palaweno elders with government programs and other social services.