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Masarap maging Manileno! Isko Moreno OKs grant of P500 monthly to students, PWDs, seniors

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has signed two ordinances providing for the grant of a P500 allowance to Grade 12 students, senior citizens, persons with disability (PWDs) and single parents residing in the city.

The grant of the monthly allowance was formalized by the signing of Ordinance No. 8564 for students and Ordinance No. 8565 for senior citizens, PWDs and single parents.

Moreno said the city government will allot an initial P1-billion budget for the grant of the P500 monthly allowance.

Grade 12 students must have a good standing and be a registered voter in Manila to qualify for the P500 allowance. If the student is not yet of legal age, his or her parents or legal guardian must be a registered voter.

Senior citizens must be in the master list of Manila’s Office of Senior Citizen Affairs to receive the allowance.

Meanwhile, PWDs and solo parents must be included in the master list of the local Department of Social Welfare and Development to receive P500 monthly.