The welfare program for the elderly dubbed as “Kalinga para kay Lolo at Lola,” has continued to serve another four barangays in Zamboanguita and St. Peter on April 26, 2021 and barangays Indalasa and Silae on April 30, 2021, respectively. This activity is facilitated through the initiative of Councilor Niko P. Aldeguer in coordination with the Office for Senior Citizen’s Affairs (OSCA).
With the strong support of Mayor Florencio T. Flores, Jr together with the generous assistance from the 2nd District, Congressman Atty. John T. Flores, a total of 548 more senior citizens were grateful to receive the various social services and assistance package.
Among the services and perks offered for free were eye check-ups, provision of reading glasses, health-related services such as blood sugar test, pneumonia vaccination and orientation on Covid-19 vaccine. Other social services include senior citizen organization membership, free ID picture taking and delayed birth registration and/or correction of entries. In addition, recipients also received food packs that contains three kilos of rice, four cans of sardines, two cans of beef loaf and two cans of corned beef.
Mayor Flores thanked the attendees for their contribution and sacrifice in our society by helping build the kind of foundation for these generations of today. “You are the reason why these generations and the generations to come have a better future ahead of them,” he added.
Councilor Aldeguer also expressed his elation of the success of the activity through the collaborative efforts of all government workers and the support of stakeholders as well as the involvement of various sectors.
The scheduled activities were also graced by Vice Mayor Jay Warren R. Pabillaran, along with the attendance of esteemed guests and officials, City Councilors Estelito R. Marabe, Erwin A. Damasco, Cromwell Kiril D. Dinlayan, Exec. Asst. Brian Nelson T. Flores, CCR Officer Priscilla G. Tilanduca, Former ABC President Dr. Glorio “Toto” Sajulga, Dra. Michelle Go, Dra. Catherine Toledo and LTC Christian James P. Bingno (GSC) Infantry Phil. Army, Battalion Commander of 881B 4ID Phil. Army.