By: Tara Yap
SENIOR citizens in the island province of Guimaras will have homes of their own.
Vice President Jejomar Binay has pledged to construct five senior citizen centers in the towns of Buenavista, Jordan, Nueva Valencia, San Lorenzo and Sibunag.
Binay is allocating P500,000 for each of the five senior citizen centers in Guimaras province.
Binay also disclosed that there will be more in the other provinces of Western Visayas as he has allocated his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to construct at least 300 senior citizen centers across the country.
Binay explained the need to look after the welfare of the elderly, especially those who are underprivileged.
Binay added that local government units (LGUs) that need to build senior citizen centers or rehabilitate its existing centers can contact the Office of the Vice President for possible funding.