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Manila centenarians to receive P200,000 cash gift

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There is one more reason for Manila’s grandparents to continue enjoying their lives.
Manila City Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada announced that the city will award P200,000 cash gift to the city’s centenarians, up from the P100,000 gift stated in the Centenarian Act of 2016.

Speaking before a group of senior citizens at the Manila City Hall, Estrada said half of the gift will come from the government’s funds, while the remaining P100,000 will come from the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Abante reported.

According to Estrada, the Manila government has been rewarding its 100-year-old citizens with a plaque of recognition and cash incentives even before the signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10868 in September last year.

“When I started my term in 2013, the government had no programs for senior citizens. They are almost unnoticed. Even birthday gifts are not given,” Estrada said.

Under Section 2 of RA 10868, overseas and Philippine-based centenarians are eligible to receive the cash as well as a letter of felicitation from the President.

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