One of the many programs of DSWD headed by sec Rex Gatchalian is The Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens, which is one of the provisions stated under Section 5 Republic Act 9994 otherwise known as the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010.

Despite the unfavorable weather condition brought by Super Typhoon Betty (MAWAR), in the name of public service, the Local Government Unit of Burgos, Ilocos Sur headed by Mayor Nathaniel D. Escobar thru the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office headed by Mrs. Roselin A. Atendido, MSWDO I and staff together with the staff of DSWD Field Office I and PNP personnel served as an instrument to deliver the additional government assistance to the 1,250 beneficiaries in the Municipality in the amount of php 3,000.00 each per semester with the objective of augmenting the daily subsistence and other medical needs of indigent senior citizens. (Vanjourg C. Arreola)

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