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

Lies Lagerweij scores winning goal as Syracuse field hockey squeaks past Louisville, 2-1, in overtime

first_imgSyracuse couldn’t get much offense going for the beginning of its game against Louisville on Friday. That led to more physical play on both sides, more talking between opposing players and more chatting with the refs.“It was very emotional, there was a lot of aggression,” said Lies Lagerweij, who scored the game-winning goal. “We knew it was going to be aggressive and in the moment there was nothing we could really do about that. You just got to be strong an if they are aggressive, we have to also come out aggressive”.No. 4 Syracuse (9-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) bested No. 7 Louisville (9-2, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) in a 2-1 overtime thriller Friday afternoon at J.S. Coyne Stadium. Lagerweij provided the winner in overtime after being awarded a penalty stroke for a foul committed by Cardinals goalie Ayeisha McFerran.Syracuse gathered many more chances in the second half and a large part of it was due to the officials’ ability to take control of the game and limit the aggression that plagued the team in the first half.Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley also commented on the game’s physical play with the Orange not making much progress in the first half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“With our ability to open the field and find holes, it puts ourselves into contests a lot with teams and that creates the aggressive tackling and that type of play,” she said.Deep into the overtime period, a push from behind by McFerran allowed SU to take a penalty stroke. The Orange sent in its goals leader, Lagerweij, to take the shot for the win.“I just couldn’t watch,” Bradley said of one of her best players stepping into the circle for that game-deciding shot. “It’s one of those things. It’s just nerve-racking.”Lagerweij connected on the scoring opportunity to record her ninth goal of the season. She was ready for the moment because of the preparation she puts in for these kinds of situations.“We always take strokes and make jokes that it’s the last minute of the game and today I actually had that chance,” Lagerweij said. “We’ve jokingly done this, but I think it really helped because we do this so many times in practice. You just need to decide where to put it and you just need to full-on go for it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 30, 2016 at 8:02 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcClearylast_img read more