The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has released a total of P239,750,000 for 2,341 centenarians who have received their cash gift as of September 2017.
The Department has allotted a total of P299,200,000 for 2,992 centenarians in 2016 and 2017.
DSWD identified 2,992 centenarians in 2016, while there are 1,000 centenarians in 2017 nationwide who will receive their centenarian gift amounting to P100,000 each.
The Department’s Field Offices are still conducting pay-out to the remaining unpaid centenarians.
For centenarians living abroad, the DSWD, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), and the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) entered into a tripartite Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to facilitate the process of payment for their cash gift. There are 174 recorded centenarians who are living overseas.
As specified in Section 2 of Republic Act 10868 or the “Centenarians Act of 2016”, all Filipinos who reach the age 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 ₱100,000.
Moreover, the centenarians will receive a plaque of recognition and cash incentive from their respective city or municipal governments in appropriate ceremonies.
The amount of the additional incentive shall be determined by the local government unit concerned.
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. # Source – www.dswd.gov.ph