Qualification ceiling para maging indigent, pinabababaan

Qualification ceiling para maging indigent, pinabababaan

June 9, 2022 @ 5:45 PM 2 weeks ago

MANILA, Philippines- Hiniling ni Senior Citizen Partylist Rep Rodolfo Ordanes sa pamahalaan na ibaba ang qualification para mapabilang bilang indigent upang mas maraming Pinoy ang makinabang sa mga libreng government services.

Ayon kay Ordanes ang dapat na maging batayan sa pagklasipika bilang indigent ay ang minimum wage rate o non-taxable income rate.

“The current poverty limit, or the eligibility of indigent people  for availing of government charity social services is too low. With prices of most goods and services being so high now, the purchasing power of minimum wage earners is severely eroded. They do not have disposable income left for daily cost of sending their kids to school, for going to and coming from work every day, and for the needs of household members who are sick, senior, PWD or with special needs,” paliwanag ni Ordanes.

Aniya, hindi na kailangan pa ng bagong batas para dito bagkus ay maari lang rebisahin ang patakaran na pinaiiral sa mga government institutions gaya ng Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of the Interior and Local Government at Department of Health.

“More inclusive indigency standards and qualifications can be implemented faster because only administrative changes are needed,” giit pa nito. Gail Mendoza