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Mayor Honey eyes double monthly allowance for seniors

May 17, 2023 Edd Reyes 191 views

MANILA Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan still holds out hope that senior citizen allowance coming from the Manila City Government will be doubled in the near future.

The city chief executive expressed her hope when one of the senior citizens who attended the โ€œKalinga sa Maynila, Pulong-pulong sa Pagtulongโ€ program held at the corner of Cristobal St. and Espana Blvd. in Sampaloc, yesterday morning asked her if it is true that Manila was already running out of funds for an additional allowance.

Mayor Honey said denied allegations that the city government could not increase the allowance of senior citizens because of depleting funds.

She explained that increasing the allowance of senior citizens to double it needs a necessary ordinance from the City Council which is under the leadership of Vice Mayor Yul Servo Nieto.

โ€œKaya nga po kami ay nagsusumikap na kami ay maging masinop sa pondo ng ating pamahalaan nang sa gayon po, yung mga pangangailangan ng ating mga kababayan, lalu na mga senior ay maibigay namin sa tamang oras at kung mabibigyan ng pagkakataon ay maitaas pa namin ito,โ€ Mayor Honey said.