2.8 Million Poor Senior Citizens to Receive P500 Monthly Pension from Duterte Admin


The Department of Social Welfare and Development confirmed to the media that the number of indigent senior citizens who will receive a P500 monthly pension from the Duterte administration will more than double this year to 2.8 million beneficiaries from 1.3 million beneficiaries last year.


DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo stated that the Duterte admin would expand the social pension program for indigent senior citizens this year to the higher budget allocation.

According to DSWD the program was given P17.9 billion this year, compared to P8.7 billion last year for a target of 1,375,970 beneficiaries.

Based on the social welfare agency's records about 98 percent of last year's budget or P8.5 billion has been used as of January 31, 2017 to provide pension for 1,331,747 indigent senior citizens.

In an interview with Inquirer, DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said that the social pension program is a "great help to poor senior citizens who do not get support from their family."

Source: Inquirer


2.8 Million Poor Senior Citizens to Receive P500 Monthly Pension from Duterte Admin 2.8 Million Poor Senior Citizens to Receive P500 Monthly Pension from Duterte Admin Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 2/18/2017 Rating: 5

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