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Model ang Makati! Isko Moreno OKs grant of P800 birthday gift to senior citizens

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Manila mayor Isko Moreno has taken a page out of Makati’s book by signing an ordinance granting an P800 birthday gift for all senior citizens.

Moreno signed Ordinance No. 8570 Monday with Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna and other local officials.

The mayor admitted that he got the idea of giving Manila’s senior citizens a cash gift from Makati.

“Para sa kapakinabangan ng mga taga-Lungsod ng Maynila, hindi kami mahihiya mangopya (mula sa ibang lungsod). Basta sa mga estudyante, huwag mangopya,” he quipped.

Under Ordinance No. 8570, Manila residents who are at least 60 years old would be entitled to a birthday gift worth P800 to be given by the local government in cash.

“The city government shall appropriate funds therefore which shall be used for the above purposes mandated by this ordinance in the city’s annual budget, and every year thereafter,” the ordinance stated.

The ordinance will take effect in 2020.