Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Friday, 22 September 2017 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << September 2017 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2007/04/04

2,000 Ifugao senior citizens benefit from Botika ng Barangay

by Jina Shirley G. Dacmay

ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao (4 April) -- A total of 2000 Junior and Senior Citizens from the municipalities of Alfonso Lista, Aguinaldo and Mayoyao are enjoying the half priced medicines from their "Botika ng Barangay" here, put up with the purpose of serving the marginalized Ifugaos from the high cost of medicines.

Leoncio Gabayan, Senior Citizen’s Federation Treasurer and Alfonso Lista Chapter Treasurer bared that their Botika ng Barangay was sponsored by Congressman Solomon Chungalao with P2 million start up capital which was given in the form of boxes of medical supplies.

The Botika, during its first year of operation in 2005, sold only medical supplies for ordinary diseases. But with the increasing number of members who patronize the services of their “Botika”, stocks were updated to include list of requested medical needs for hypertension maintenance and others.

The Botika ng Barangay is under the supervision of the Senior Citizens and has become one of their income generating activities.

Gabayan pointed out said that even regular members who come as far as the Aguinaldo and Mayoyao, who used to buy their medical supplies in the adjacent City of Santiago in Isabela province, have patronized the services of the “Botika” since its operation. “This is a big help to us elders who can not afford the excessive prices of medicines from private pharmacies”, he added.

Moreover, families of the members of the Senior Citizen’s Organization have been receiving “death aid benefits” from updated obligations of members depending on what category the members falls under.

For a member falling under the first category and who has paid his obligations for 6 months up to two years, he is entitled to P10,000. P16,000 for members falling under the second category with paid obligations from 2 years to 4 years; P23,000 for the third category for members from 5 to 12 years; P29,000 for the fourth category with membership from 13 years to 19 years; and P40,000 for members from 20 years and above.

Gabayan said the amount is a big help to the family during the death of its member as it is used to defray expenses lessening the financial burden of the family left behind. This comes from contributions of members in the amount of P20.00 for every death.

For new members, the amount of P175.00 and P50.00 are collected as application fee and annual fee respectively.

With its increasing membership, the organization was able to put into savings P1.2 million in the bank, Gabayan said. (PIA) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»Gov't promotes use of alternative fuels
»Women featured in social welfare forum
»Gov't mitigates hunger in RP
»Taiwanese fishing boat rescued at high seas
»Region XI families need P6,290 monthly income to survive
»Adventure racing, mix martial arts dominate latest Scoop forum
»Komentaryo: Pagkain para sa mga nagsisipag-aral
»Feature: Foreign debt reduction and the economy
»Great expectation for another power rate cut
»Transco ensures reliable delivery of electricity during 5-day holiday
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines