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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Leyte centenarian receives P100,000

LEYTE. DSWD Director Restituto Macuto (2nd from left), national program manager of Sustainable Livelihood Program, along with DSWD Eastern Visayas Assistant Regional Director for Operations Marcela Lim and Regional Focal Person for the Elderly Asther Dadulla, handed over P100,000 to Felipe Maglinte (2nd from right), a centenarian in Capoocan, Leyte. (Contributed photo)

FELIPE Maglinte, a 100-year-old man from Capoocan, Leyte, received P100,000 cash from Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) officials in Eastern Visayas.

DSWD Director Restituto Macuto, national program manager of Sustainable Livelihood Program, along with DSWD Eastern Visayas Assistant Director for Operations Marcela Lim and Regional Focal Person for the Elderly Asther Dadulla, handed the money over to Maglinte on July 5.

Macuto, who also welcomed the new DSWD-Eastern Visayas Director Marie Angela Gopalan, said he is thankful of the government incentive, which was continued under President Rodrigo Duterte for the benefit of the centenarians around the country.

Former President Benigno Aquino III signed into law Republic Act 10868 or "an act honoring and granting additional benefits and privileges to Filipino centenarians” otherwise known as the "Centenarians Act of 2016" on June 23, 2016, barely a week before he stepped down from Malacañan Palace.

Albay Representative Edcel Lagman was the main author of "Centenarians Act of 2016." (SunStar Philippines)


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