By Aida B. Cabauatan
Some 28 senior citizens of the Provincial Government of Cagayan(PGC) attended the Provincial Capitol Senior Citizens Employees Association (PCSCEA) program in celebration of the Senior Citizens Week held at the Eco Park, Cagayan Sports Complex, Tuguegarao City on October 8, 2012.
The celebration was filled with various activities for the members of the association. A new set of officers for CY 2012-2014 was elected during the event. Livelihood training programs were also introduced like fish deboning and other fish/meat preservation. The training program was conducted by Ms. Prosferina Reyno of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. Candle making was also demonstrated by PNREO.
Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer, who is also a member of the association and current SC Adviser stressed the PCSCEA is the only organized association of Senior Citizens in a local government unit nationwide. “We are indeed very grateful for the determination of the group to organize and we are hoping that someday PCSCEA will draw attention in the national level as a model SC association, she added.”
Different issues confronting the association were also discussed like the diverse benefits of the SC as embodied in RA 9994 known as the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010. These benefits include discounts on medicines, food, transportation and other enumerations of the law. Likewise, the possibility of the PCSCEA to join the Cagayan Federation was also discussed by Cagayan SC Federation President Porfirio Madriaga.
The following are the PCSCEA elected officers for CY 2012-2014:
President – Dr.Laura Lintao
Vice-President – Mr. Victorino Quinagoran
Secretary – Ms. Elizabeth Palmea
Asst. Secretary – Ms. Susan Ante
Treasurer – Ms. Petra Binarao
Asst.Treasurer – Ms. Primitiva Talla
Auditor – Mr. Cristeto Rivera
Press Relations Officer – Ms. Luzviminda Callangan
Business Manager – Mr. Robert Guiyab
Board of Directors – Mr. Henry Mansibang, Mr. Genaro Orosco, Mr. Isidoro Salvio, Mr. Romulo Basa, & Ms. Perlita Guzman