The city government here is planning a package of benefits to register senior citizens on top of the monthly cash allowance given to them by the national and city governments.
Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the city and SM Cinema will soon draw a memorandum of agreement to allow free movie passes to senior citizens every Tuesday. The free movie will be launched on August 25 during the Charter day celebration of the city.
On the other hand, Ilonggo Senator Franklin M. Drilon is set to give financial assistance to the city senior citizens for their hospitalization at the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC).
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is also set to give financial assistance to senior citizens hospitalized at the WVSU Medical Center in this city.
Mabilog said he is also eyeing a regular feeding program for all senior citizens, especially those abandoned in the barangays. The budget for the feeding program will be included in the 2012 city budget.