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No more delays: Mike Defensor vows to help QC seniors get monthly pension

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Anakalusugan party-list Rep. Mike Defensor has promised to work with the national government to ensure the timely release of the P500 monthly pension of poor senior citizens in the city.

The Expanded Senior Citizens Act provides for a monthly pension for indigent elderly who don’t receive any pension from the Social Security System or Government Service Insurance System.

During a recent visit to Barangay Bagbay, Defensor asked senior citizens if they regularly receive the pension they’re entitled to. The elderly replied in the negative.

“Dapat ho matanggap ninyo ang P500 buwan-buwan, yan ho sa ilalim ng batas at may pondo ang gobyernong nasyonal para sa inyo kaya nga po nag-usap kami ni (Councilor) Winnie Castelo at amin pong mga konsehal hindi na kami papayag na ang senior citizens ng Quezon City nahuhuli,” he said.

“Lugi tayo sa Makati, lugi tayo sa Taguig, lugi na nga tayo sa Pasig pati nga Caloocan tinatalo na tayo dapat lahat ng senior citizens ng Quezon City may P500 a month at yan po ay gagawin namin para sa inyo,” Defensor added.