Vice Governor Carlito “Casada” David continues to provide for the senior citizens and the youth by way of providing cash incentives most especially to centenarians of the province and through the scholarship program of the provincial government, the Kabayan Partylist and the CHED Educational Assistance Program.
The reelectionist vice governor has so far granted a one-time cash gift of P100,000 to 189 centenarians and P25,000 annual cash gift to 151 centenarians who have celebrated another birthday after turning 100 years old.
In the five-year of the program for centenarians, a total of P22,675,000 was already been released through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office.
The P100,000 cash incentive was through Provincial Ordinance No. 001-2016 passed by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan [SP] in September 2016 and was authored and sponsored by David himself.
The ordinance grants recognition and cash award to Tarlaqueño centenarians and declaring the first Monday of October each year as “Centenarian Day” in the Tarlac province.
“We cannot ignore the wisdom of the elderly that is why we should accord them with our utmost respect and care,” David said adding that, “Age should not be a hindrance and not be a reason for discrimination.”
His scholarship program has likewise benefitted the youth sector.
The Provincial Scholarship Program of the provincial government of Tarlac was created through an ordinance by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in 2018 known as “An Ordinance Establishing the Tertiary Education Subsidy and Strengthening the Financial Assistance for the Tertiary Education Program of the Provincial Government of Tarlac.”
Since the creation of the ordinance, a total of 6,500 Tarlaqueño students benefited from the program.
David likewise granted scholarship to 27 students under the Kabayan Partylist and the Commission on Higher Education Educational Assistance Program last year.
“The younger generation are our future. It is my mission to help our students attain a degree in college…they are our future,” David said.
Arvin F. M. Cabalu