MANILA, Philippines — Senator Imee Marcos mentioned the variety of senior residents waitlisted for the Division of Social Welfare and Improvement’s (DSWD) social pension program is now at round 466,000.
“Dati ay 228,000 ang waitlisted. Ngayon 466,000 na. Lumolobo nga eh. Dumadami,” Marcos, sponsor of DSWD’s 2024 price range, disclosed throughout the Senate’s Thursday plenary debates on the nationwide price range.
Beforehand there have been 228,000 who had been waitlisted. Now it’s at 466,000. It’s rising.)
DSWD’s social pension program for indigent senior residents is an extra authorities help mandated by the Expanded Senior Residents Act of 2022.
Below the measure, indigent senior residents are entitled to a month-to-month allowance of P500.
In line with the senator, from P25 billion, the appropriations for this system has doubled to P50 billion subsequent 12 months.
“Marami pang hindi mabibigyan. There are lots of waitlists and the backlog will in all probability attain P5 billion,” she defined.
Marcos in a while referred to as on the Division of Funds and Administration (DBM) to grant the discharge of P3 billion unprogrammed funds for DSWD’s social pension initiative.
“Sabihin ko na — talagang kinakatok na namin ang DBM at talagang kinakatok na namin ang lahat. Sana tulungan niyo na mabuo ito kasi pagpapahalaga ito sa pinakamahalagang sektor ng lipunan – ang ating mga lolo at lola,” she mentioned.
(Let me simply say — we’re actually knocking on DBM, and we’re actually asking everyone. I hope you’ll assist us as a result of that is an appreciation for an important sector of society – our grandparents.)