Cebu City Mayor Edgardo
C. Labella has signed an executive order giving financial
assistance to senior citizens
at P1,000 a month or a total
of P3,000 for the month of
January, February and March
2021 starting at 7:00 a.m. on
The distribution of financial assistance is still house-tohouse to make sure that senior
citizens will be spared from Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19)
pandemic and follow the minimum health protocol.
The financial assistance
will be distributed by the staff
of the Cebu City treasurer’s
office, Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) headed
by Jeffrey Ocampo, barangay
officials, and enforcement
group of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Ocampo said Cebu City
has more than one million
population and more than
84,000 are senior citizens.
According to Labella,
senior citizens who have received cash cards issued by
Land Bank may activate it
and inform OSCA or Ocampo
about it so they can get their
The others who have no
cash cards yet shall wait at
their respective residences
because Labella want it delivered personally to senior citizens so they will stay home as
we are still in pandemic.
“We want you to be safe
and not exposed to Covid virus because the World Health
Organization said senior citizens are vulnerable to get the
disease,” Labella said.
He advised the senior citizens to use the financial assistance for their maintenance
medicines and vitamins.
Labella said that his administration is distributing
the financial assistance to
senior citizens because these
people have contributed to
nation building during their
Secretary Franklin Quijano, the chief of the Presidential
Commission on Senior Citizens, told Cebu Business Week
that they are now finalizing a
new law for senior citizens that
will have a uniform implementation of the law in all Local
Government Units (LGUs).
ELIAS O. BAQUERO