Angeles centenarians get P100-K each from DSWD

ANGELES CITY -- The city government recently awarded a P100,000 cash gift to two centenarians here.

Mayor Carmelo ‘Pogi’ Lazatin Jr., together with City Social Welfare and Development Officer Edna Duaso, awarded Certificates of Recognition and P100,000 cash gift to Rosalina Rivera of Barangay Salapungan, and Herminigilda Dela Cruz of Barangay Anunas.

Each received the cash benefit from the national government by virtue of Republic Act 10868.

RA 10868 also known as the Centenarians Act of 2016, grants all Filipinos who reach the age of 100, whether residing in the country or abroad, a cash award of P100,000 as a centenarian gift.

Lazatin personally handed over the P100,000 checks to the centenarians during his house-to-house visit.

President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr., also sent a personal letter of felicitation, congratulating the two centenarians.

Lazatin was joined by Judith Manansala of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and CSWDO Focal Person for Senior Citizens Program Cherry Garung during the awarding of cash gifts.

Since Lazatin took office in 2019, all senior citizens in the city receive P1,000 cash gifts, and vitamin supplements yearly from the city government.

Based on DSWD Memorandum Circular No. 4, series of 2017, centenarians are identified by existing databases: local office of senior citizens affairs, social pension, Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS), public and private residential care facilities, client inventories and data from the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO).

Relatives of the applicants may submit primary documents such as birth certificates and Philippine passports, that are needed to be presented by centenarians during the validation process to their localities.

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