17 February 2017 – Manila, Philippines.
Over 2.8 million indigent senior citizens are expected to receive P500 under the social pension program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) this year.
This year, P17.9 billion has been allocated for the Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens (SPISC) – double the P8.7 billion budget last year. In effect, the DSWD’s target beneficiaries have also increased to 2.8 million from 1.3 million in 2016.
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