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Cagayan centenarian receives P.1M cash gift

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently awarded P100,000 cash incentive to a centenarian in Aparri town provided for by Republic Act 10868 or the Centenarians Act of 2016.

Francisca Cabusi, 103 years old of barangay Dodan in Aparri personally received the cash incentive and a plaque of recognition from DSWD in recognition of her longevity and contribution to the nation-building.

Gela Flor Perez, DSWD information officer, said there are about 139 centenarians in the region but only 61 received their centenarian cash incentives and plaques of recognition after completing the necessary requirements.

Perez said the processing of cash incentives for some centenarians in the region remain pending because of lack of birth certificates or documents that show their date of birth.

Perez added that centenarians who died upon the effectivity of the law will be given a posthumous plaque of recognition together with the cash incentive to be received by their nearest surviving relative or family.

She said the granting of cash incentive is specified in Section 2 of R.A 10868 which states that all Filipinos who reach the age of 100 years old, whether residing in the Philippines or abroad, shall be honored with a Letter of Felicitation from the President of the Philippines congratulating the celebrant for his or her longevity; and a centenarian gift in the amount of P100,000. Northernforum.net

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