Pangasinan gives assistance to veterans, granchildren

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — The Pangasinan provincial government honored anew its living veterans of World War II by giving them medical and educational assistance amounting to PHP105,000 through their beneficiaries as well as their grandchildren late Tuesday afternoon at the Ceremonial Hall of the Urduja House.

Governor Amado Espino III distributed medical aid of PHP5,000 each to at least 12 veterans while nine educational assistance amounting to PHP5,000 each were awarded to the grandchildren of the living war heroes.

These are in addition to the medical and educational assistance given to the veterans and their families during the Lingayen Gulf Landings and Pangasinan Veterans’ Day last January 9.

Benigno S. Baldoz, 93, of Rosales; Sergio R. Casamiro, 94, of Umingan; Paulino M. Antolin, 94, also of Umingan; Floro D. Pollante, 98, of Balungao; Pedro F. Ramos, 94, of Laoac; Lorenzo M. Mortera, 96, of Villasis; Reynaldo V. Siador, 90, of San Fabian; Celestino T. Balagot, 99, of Urdaneta City; Miguel T. Monegas, 95, of Alcala; Eulogio Caguin, 92, of Manaoag; Alfredo P. Laroco, 95, of San Fabian; and Hilario P. Meriales, 95, of Sta. Maria, all received medical assistance.

The veterans’ grandchildren given educational assistance were Lester DC. Cayabyab of Barbara, Angelyka V. Escano of Aguilar, Camille N. Navelgas of Agno, Jumel I. Dorado of Bautista, Freda F. Sibayan of Urbiztondo, Eurika S. Nadado of Bugallon, Mary Ann V. Torrecampo of Aguilar, Klent Euhan T. Nepa and Franklin Nepa of San Quintin, and Loridsl Veniegas of San Quintin.

Beneficiaries of the educational assistance are currently in college levels, undergraduate or out of school youth.

All the recipients were screened by the Provincial Social Wwlfare and Development Office. lvmicua/