80 years old in Bocaue gets P1,000 birthday cash gift 

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BOCAUE, BULACAN—Love abounds this February heart’s month for senior citizens as local officials approved a resolution increasing the annual P500 birthday cash gift for senior citizens to P1,000.

Vice Mayor Sherwin Tugna said starting this month, the 1,700 eighty year old senior citizens in the town will receive P1,000 worth cash gift and the 17,000 60-79 years old senior citizens will continue to receive their regular P500 annual birthday cash gift from the municipal government. 

Tugna in a recent regular session said the P10.2 million fund for the total cash gifts for all the 17,700 senior citizens of Bocaue for the year 2024 has already been approved, P8.5 million of which is allotted for the 17,700 sixty to seventy nine years old and P1.7 million for the 1,700 eighty year old. 

The Bocaue municipal board has just approved Kautusang Bayan 11th-024-002 which modifies sections 1 and 2 of Kautusang Bayan Blg. 19-006 that provides P500 cash gift to 60-79 year old senior citizens and P1,000 for 80 year old above. 

“It’s giving love to them all throughout the year, every month of the year as they celebrate their respective birthdays, but the start of the implementation of this ordinance is during this February love month and it is really something we look forward offering our beloved elderlies. Our senior citizens are our parents, our aunties, our uncles, our lolo’s, lola’s, ninongs and ninangs. It is a collective decision of all of us in the municipal government of Bocaue in celebration of the lives of our senior citizens’” Tugna told media men. 

The senior citizen is among the top priority sector beneficiaries of health and social welfare programs of Mayor Eduardo Villanueva and Tugna and all the municipal council members. 

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