CLAVER, Surigao del Norte – Good news to all senior citizens in Claver town, this province!
The municipality of Claver, Surigao del Norte announced yesterday that all fully vaccinated senior citizens are going to receive a windful of cash, amounting to Four Thousand Pesos (P4K)
The said financial aid to senior citizens will come from the local government funds aimed at encouraging more people, especially the older generations to avail of the government’s free vaccination program.
The Local Government of Claver has said in a statement that there are now 389 senior citizens in the list qualified to avail of the local government’s form of financial aid.
The said program of the mayor, supported by the local body, has already started on Tuesday, July 27.
“The LGU is appropriating some PHP5 million budget for this program for our senior citizens for availing the free vaccination program of the government,” Claver Mayor Georgia Gokiangkee said.
The mayor said being the most vulnerable people in this trying times of the pandemic, the senior citizens need financial assistance from the local government.
Embodied under Municipal Ordinance No. 11, series of 2011, and approved by the town’s legislative body, beneficiaries of the program must be inoculated
Those with only 1 dose may still avail of the program, as long as they have secured a certification from their attending physician to attest to their ineligibility to get the second dose. (PNA)