Partial number of Tacloban Social Pensioners receives unconditional cash assistance
TACLOBAN CITY–A partial 203 of the 4,902 registered social pensioners of this City received their PHP 2,400 subsidy under the Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development last August 30, 2018. The remaining number of social pensioners will receive the cash assistance on a later date to be announced by the DSWD.
The UCT pay-out was held at the New City Hall Building on Thursday starting at 7:00 a.m. The distribution was handled by the staff of the Landbank of the Philippines who was assisted by personnel of the City Social Welfare and Development Office.
The UCT in the amount of PHP2, 400 for one year, or PHP200 per month, is a subsidy given to indigent senior citizens affected by inflation and the recent imposition of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.
Meanwhile, the regular social pension payout will be held this September said the CSWDO. Social pensioners will receive three-quarters of the social stipend worth PHP 4,500 during the scheduled disbursement. -H.J. Roca/CIO