The Local Government of Lupon believes that the senior citizens hold a vital role in the municipality and has, therefore, different programs to address their needs and to encourage them to continue to live healthy and productive lives.
While in the past most plans and programs of the Local Government of Lupon were focused mainly on economic progress, the recent years saw the implementation of concrete initiatives for the different sectors, especially the aged population. These are anchored on holistic approach to address the physical, mental and social needs of the elderly.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office – XI Social Pension Program presented a Plaque of Appreciation to Municipality of Lupon, Davao Oriental in grateful appreciation of the outstanding efforts, and active partnership in the implementation of Social Pension Program for the Indigent Senior Citizens. Given on 2nd day of December 2016 at Davao City.
Lupon never fails to show its love and support of the elderly constituents. A first-class urban town it is nowadays, the leadership sees to it that the oldies are always on top of its priorities in terms of social services.
Pursuant to the eligibility criteria as may be determined by the DSWD, indigent senior citizens shall be entitled to a monthly stipend amounting to Five hundred pesos (Php 500.00) to augment the daily subsistence and other medical needs of senior citizens. The grant of social pension shall be subject to a review every two (2) years by Congress, in consultation with the DSWD within three months after convening the Congress.