The city government feted its 10 outstanding senior citizen achievers for 2023 during an awarding ceremony, Nov. 9, at City Hall spearheaded by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) and the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA). This year’s awardees are Flora U. Flores, Josephine Timagen Balusdan, Bonifacio Pitas Doques, Teresita Sagum, Reynaldo Villanueva Roldan, Romeo Collado Apolo, Thomas Songasong Dumalti, Mario M. Delos Reyes, Epifania B. Tamiao, and Mercedes Fernandez Pel-ey.

They were each given a plaque of recognition and a P3- thousand cash gift for their achievement.
CSWDO Senior Citizens focal person Ana Codley said the criteria in choosing this year ’s outstanding elderly achievers include: Must be 65 years old and above; not multiawarded and well known; had accomplished or initiated projects/activities/programs and services for senior citizens; has rendered their lives for the service of others without expecting anything in return; nominated by any organization, community groups whom they served; not nominated by family members or relatives.

Messages were delivered by councilors Elmer Datuin and Betty Lourdes Tabanda, City Mayor ’s Office executive assistant Hiyasmin Zambrado representing Mayor Benjamin Magalong, and Sol Go
representing her husband, Rep. Mark Go. All congratulated the awardees and praised the senior
citizens for their ongoing significant contributions to society and urged them to continue sharing their valuable experience and wisdom to the younger generations. The event was held in partnership with the Federation of Baguio Senior Citizens Assocation (FBASECA), Philippine Government Retirees Association (PGRA), Blessed Association of Retired Persons (BARP), Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO), and United States Army Forces in the Philippines (USAFIP).

Gaby B. Keith

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