Mayor Isko to provide P500 cash aid to students, senior citizens, solo parents and PWDs

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Moreno photo from Manila Bulletin (ctto)

Manila, Philippines - Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Moreno signed on Thursday (July 25) another city ordinances providing a P500 monthly cash aid for Grade 12 students in all public schools in Manila, persons with disability (PWD), solo parents and senior citizens.

The signing of the ordinances was made in the presence of Manila Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna, Majority Floor Leader Joel Chua, and some members of the Manila City Council at the Bulwagang Katipunan of the Manila City Hall.

According to Ordinance No. 8564, all Grade 12 students enrolled in any public school in Manila would receive P500 monthly allowance from the city government.

Students should have a good standing, must be a resident and registered voter in the City of Manila. If the student is still too young to register as a voter, his or her parent or legal guardian should be the registered voter in Manila, in order to qualify for the cash aid.

However, the Ordinance stipulates that students may be disqualified from receiving the cash aid if they had been dismissed before the end of the school year.

On the other hand, Ordinance No. 8565, covers the granting of Cash aid for solo parents, senior citizens and PWDs.

Ordinance no. 8565, stipulates a senior citizen as someone who is at least 60 years old, should be residents and registered voters of Manila and their names must appear on a list of the Manila Office of Senior Citizens’ Affairs.

While the solo parents and PWDs beneficiaries must also be a legitimate residents and registered voters in Manila. They must be included in the master list of the Manila Department of Social Welfare.

Source: Inquirer

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