MALATE, Manila— The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is set to release cash gifts to 34 centenarians in MIMAROPA region this year.
The Centenarians Acts of 2016 or Republic Act 10868 states that all Filipinos who live to 100 years, otherwise known as a centenarian, will receive a centenarian gift of P100,000 whether living in the Philippines or not.
“Of this year’s target centenarians, three were already paid amounting to P300,000.00. There are 34 centenarians subject for validation in terms of age, while some of them are now complying with all the requirements,” said senior citizen sector focal Lordessa Fe Gilera.
The Department has allocated P3.9 million for the 2019 centenarian targets.
Based on DSWD records, a total of P2.3 million cash gifts released to seven centenarians in Oriental Mindoro; four in Occidental Mindoro; one in Marinduque; five in Romblon; and six in
Palawan in 2018, Gilera added.
Under the law, centenarians will also receive a plaque of recognition and a cash incentive from their respective local government units.###
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