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Senior citizens warned vs fake news

/ 05:00 AM January 22, 2024

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MANILA, Philippines — The National Commission of Senior Citizens (NCSC) warned senior citizens in a public advisory last week to be wary of false information and fake news on social media about cash gifts and social pension for the elderly.

NCSC Chair Franklin Quijano clarified that Senate Bill No. 2028, which proposes to give cash gifts of P10,000 to 80-year-olds, 85-year-olds, 90-year-olds and 95-year olds; and P100,000 to 100 year-olds, was approved by the Senate in September 2023 but has not been signed by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. So it is not yet a law.

Quijano also explained that the social pension for poor senior citizens, which is P500 per month as of 2023, is still under the Department of Social Welfare and Development until the transfer of duties and responsibilities of senior citizens as required by law.

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