Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson led the distribution of P630,000 to recipients of the provincial government’s medical and shelter assistance, social pensions, and centenarian awardees in the municipality of Candoni Thursday.
The activity was held at the Barangay West covered court, in line with the town’s fiesta celebration, a press release from the Capitol said.
Fifty residents received shelter assistance worth P5,000 each, 50 senior citizens received social pension worth P3,000 each, 10 beneficiaries of the medical assistance received P3,000 each, and two centenarians, namely Victoria Lazarte and Presentacion Lambot (posthumous award) received P100,000 each.
The beneficiaries of the shelter assistance are informal settlers affected by municipal project constructions and road widening projects.
The activity was attended by were 6th District Board Member Jeffrey Tubola, Candoni Mayor Cicero Borromeo, Vice Mayor Loriemae Gargar, and other local officials.
Lacson advised the beneficiaries to make good use of the cash assistance given to them and prioritize their needs.
He also lauded the town for maintaining a zero case of Covid-19 for the past months.
Tubola also urged Candonians to help each other, especially in the midst of the pandemic.
The provincial government’s program on emergency shelter assistance, medical assistance, social pension, and awarding of centenarians are facilitated by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, headed by Merle Garcia.
Strict health and safety protocols were observed at the activity.*