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Bacolod City provides assistance to retired policemen, various coops

Bacolod City (4 March) -- More than a hundred retired policemen of the city can now enjoy a lifetime monthly allowance while various cooperatives may avail of funding from the city government.

Some 130 members of the Bacolod Police Retirees Association, Inc. have expressed their gratitude to the local government of Bacolod for the passage of the city ordinance providing a lifetime monthly allowance to all retired Bacolod City policemen.

City Ordinance No. 499 grants a lifetime old age assistance of P1,000 per month and for appropriating funds to uplift the morale of the member retirees and their respective families.

The group cited Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia as a "great leader and architect of progress and economic development in Bacolod City", through a plaque of recognition that they presented to the mayor recently.

Leonardia said that the retired policemen deserve assistance for their incalculable years of invaluable service and heroism and for keeping the peace and order in the city, which the mayor stressed is a big factor in the city?s economic progress.

Meanwhile, the local government of Bacolod also turned over P320,000 to various cooperatives in the city.

The said amount will be used to fund their various projects and skills training programs.

Among the various cooperatives in the city include the Luzuriaga-Bonifacio Fish Vendors' Association, Metro Bacolod Multi-Purpose Transport Service Cooperative, Handumanan Group of Women Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Basita MPC and the BAITODA Inc.

The mayor lauded the initiative and strong spirit of cooperation of the various groups which he said is very instrumental in the growth of many livelihood projects in the city.

Other groups are also encouraged to seek assistance from the City Cooperative and Livelihood Development Office for the formal establishment of their cooperatives and other existing cooperatives for the holding of skills and training programs. (CMO/PIA/EAD) [top]

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