Valeriana Pantoja, 93, of Sasa, Davao City, is overjoyed upon receiving her social pension for October to December 2016 during a recent payout at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office. DSWD continues to implement the Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens, entitling them a Php 500 monthly stipend to augment their budget for their basic needs. The qualifying age for social pensioners was lowered this year to 65 years old. To date, DSWD XI has registered 82,531 indigent older persons who are eligible in the program. (DSWD)