STA. CRUZ, Marinduque- The Local Government Unit of Sta. Cruz received P3.8 million from Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA for the implementation of social protection programs in this town.
“P1.6 million was allocated for the third quarter payout of Social Pension Program (SocPen) for 1,094 beneficiaries. And P2.2 million for the Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) targeting 59 Child Development Centers (CDC) or 1,254 CDC children in this municipality,” said DSWD Regional Director Wilma D. Naviamos.
SocPen provides P500.00 monthly cash grant to indigent senior citizens aged 60 years old and above stipulated in the Republic Act 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010.
“Taos puso kaming nagpapasalamat sa pondong ipinagkaloob sa amin ng DSWD. Sa pamamgitan nito, makakasiguro tayo na ang tulong at serbisyo ay tiyak na makakarating sa ating mga kababayan,” said Sta. Cruz Mayor Marisa Red-Martinez.
The SFP is one of the government programs which aims to improve and sustain the nutritional status of target children beneficiaries by providing hot or regular meals for 120 feeding days.###.
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