The City Government of Malaybalay through the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) rolled out the first release of Social Pension for 2021 to 46 barangays, this City on April 13-16, 2021.

At least 3,152 indigent senior citizen beneficiaries from barangays Sumpong, Casisang, Can-ayan, Kulaman, Zamboanguita, and Managok received each with P3,000, totalling an allocated amount of P9,456,000.

The Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizen is a government assistance program as cited in Republic Act 9994.

Qualified beneficiaries aged 65 and above must submit a social pension intake form at the CSWDO duly recommended and signed with their respective senior citizen president, Barangay Kagawad in-charge, and Barangay Chairman. 

Report by: Divina Rizza S. Pacudan, CSWD-NADA