P1.4 billion released to WV social pensioners

first_imgThe social pension is released per semester orevery six months, thus each beneficiary gets P3,000. The release was originallydone every quarter but this was modified. ILOILO City – For this year as of Dec. 2, P1.4billion has so far been released to 246,421 social pensioners in WesternVisayas, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The 246,421 is 70 percent of the 365,908target beneficiaries of the national government’s Social Pension Program forIndigent Senior Citizens (SPISC) in the region, said Judith Tañate- Barredo,DSWD Region 6 social pension focal person. Under SPISC, a monthly stipend of P500 isreleased to an indigent senior citizen. But in September this year, DSWD Region 6started releasing P6,000 to each beneficiary covering a whole year of pension. “We are waiting for more names ofbeneficiaries to be downloaded by our central office,” said Macapobre. “We hope to release the pension of theremaining beneficiaries before this year ends,” said Tañate- Barredo. The list of qualified social pensioners wasdownloaded to regional offices in batches. Even then, some pensioners complained nothaving received theirs. DSWD regional director Ma. Evelyn Macapobre said thiswas due to the revalidation of the list of beneficiaries by the department’scentral office. The senior citizen must have no permanentsource of income and/or frail, sickly or with disability. Senior citizens with regular support fromtheir families or have pensions from the Social Security System, GovernmentService Insurance System and/or private offices are not eligible for thepension, she stressed./PNlast_img read more

Eibach Springs continues awards program for six IMCA divisions

first_imgCORONA, Calif. – Another diverse group of IMCA drivers will receive post-season awards in 2017 from Eibach Springs.The Corona, Calif., manufacturer gives sets of three springs to champions in each of five IMCA Modified regions, both IMCA Sunoco Stock Car regions and both IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock regions, and to national IMCA Late Model, Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod champions.Runners-up receive two springs while each third-place finisher gets a single spring from the nine-year IMCA sponsor.“Eibach Springs is excited to partner with the IMCA series once again to showcase our race proven products and help develop new products like our Platinum series springs that helped Ricky Thornton Jr. win Super Nationals with,” Sales Manager David Cardey said. “This is also our way of saying thank you to the weekly short track racers for their continued support of both IMCA and Eibach Springs.”Eibach awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.Information about Eibach products and services is available at the www.eibach.com website and on Facebook.“Eibach has a popular and affordable spring package for the IMCA market and we see drivers choosing and staying with a brand like Eibach,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We appreciate their support of our organization and wish those drivers great success in 2017.”last_img read more

Federer withdraws from inaugural ATP Cup

first_imgRelatedPosts Federer pays surprise visit to rooftop tennis girls Federer out of tennis until 2021 ‘Big Three’ join #BlackoutTuesday campaign against racial injustice Roger Federer said on Wednesday he has withdrawn from the inaugural ATP Cup in Australia in January next year so he can spend more time with his family.Federer’s decision to withdraw means Switzerland can no longer take part in the nation-based event on January 3 to 12 and that six more countries will now qualify, based on the world rankings of their top players.“It is with great regret that I am withdrawing from the inaugural ATP Cup event,” Federer, who is currently ranked number three in the world, said in a statement.“After much discussion with both my family and my team about the year ahead, I have decided that the extra two weeks at home will be beneficial for both my family and my tennis.“It pains me to not be a part of the most exciting new event on the calendar, but this is the right thing to do if I want to continue to play for a longer period of time on the ATP Tour.”The $15 million dollar ATP Cup will be hosted in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney.Eighteen countries qualified for the tournament after a first round deadline in September, with hosts Australia given a wildcard spot.The six additional nations will be added after the second entry deadline on November 13.The countries will play in six groups of four for group stage, round-robin play, with the group winners and the two best second-placed finishers across the groups reaching the ATP Cup Finals in Sydney.Each tie comprises two singles and one doubles match.Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and world number two Rafa Nadal have confirmed they will play, as has former world number one Andy Murray.Reuters/NAN. Tags: ATP CupRoger Federerlast_img read more