2 weeks Around 91,000 waitlisted senior citizens may not receive pension due to lack of funds — DSWD Inquirer
  MANILA, Philippines --- Amid budget woes, around 91,000 waitlisted senior citizens may not be able to receive a social pension for 2021, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) bared Wednesday. During the online hearing of the House committee on appropriations, Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate asked DSWD officials how much it has allocated for the program which seeks to benefit senior citizens in the country. Assistant Secretary Glenda Relova said they initially requested over P24 billion to cover more than 3.7 million indigent senior citizens for the program. However, the Department of Budget and Management only ... more