13 Centenarians receive cash incentives


BAGUIO CITY: The Department of Social Welfare and Development–Cordillera Administrative Region released P1.3 million to 13 centenarians from the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Kalinga and Mountain Province in line with the mandate of the Centenarians Act of 2016, which honors and grants additional benefits and privileges to Filipino Centenarians. Out of the 13, eight personally received the P100,000 cash incentive while families of the deceased ce ntenarians received the incentive. There were actually 23 other centenarians who qualified to receive the incentive—nine from Mountain Province, four each from Apayao, Abra and Kalinga and one each from Baguio City and Ifugao—but they lacked birth certificates or passports that show their date of birth. In the absence of these documents, a senior citizen’s identification card or any Philippine-government issued ID is acceptable. A supplemental guideline provided that Filipino centenarians, whether residing in the country or abroad, who were alive when the law took effect on July 15, 2016 but died before the actual implementation of the law are still entitled to the incentive which may be received by the centenarian’s legal representative or nearest surviving relative of the centenarian.


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