Niregaluhan! Halad aids seniors in Mandaue, Consolacion
At least 10,026 senior citizens in Mandaue City and Consolacion town in Cebu received gifts from the Cebu provincial government as part of its program for the elderly.
Dubbed “Halad sa Gugma Alang Kang Lolo ug Lola,” the program aims to recognize senior citizens’ contributions to the community.
Gov. Hilario Davide III and Vice Gov. AA. Magpale led the distribution of the food packs and hygiene kits in Mandaue and Consolacion.
In Mandaue City, Davide and Magpale distributed gifts to 4,223 senior citizens of Barangays Looc, Cambaro, Ibabao-Estancia, Alang-alang, Mantuyong and Guizo.
Magpale encouraged the senior citizens to avail of the Capitol’s programs, such as the free hearing aid, by having their names listed at the Vice Governor’s Office.
For his part, Mandaue Mayor Gabriel Luis Quisumbing thanked Davide and Magpale for their gifts.
Quisumbing also announced an increase in the city’s financial assistance for the senior citizens from P6,000 to P8,000 this year. The first tranche will be given in April.
In Consolacion, Davide and Magpale distributed food packs and hygiene kits to 5,803 beneficiaries last March 2. Joining them were Consolacion Vice Mayor Aurelio Damole and some barangay officials.
Consolacion Association of Barangay Councils President Wesley Alimorin noted many seniors no longer have the means to provide for themselves or have been abandoned by their children.