74 centenarians in Negros Island will be given cash worth of one hundred thousand pesos (Php 100,00) and a plaque for reaching the age of 100 or more. According to Shalaine Marie Lucero (Department of Social Welfare and Development-Negros Island Region or DSWD-NIR), this is the first time that the government will be recognizing and awarding centenarians here in Negros Island.
Awards for centenarians in NIR
Under the Republic Act No. 10868, this is the least they can do to honor and grant additional benefits and privileges to Filipino centenarians, and for other purposes. DSDW-NIR have identified 74 worthy beneficiaries for the said awarding, however revelations of names are confidential for safety purposes.
“Their identities are being withheld for safety reasons, as the cash incentive will be directly handed out to them,” DSWD-NIR regional director Lucero said.
The centenarians from Negros Occidental comes from Bacolod, Binalbagan, Candoni, Cauayan, EB Magalona, Kabankalan, La Carlota, La Castellana, Sagay, Silay City, Sipalay City, Talisay City and Valladolid. Negros Oriental centenarian beneficiaries comes from Canlaon City, Guihulngan City, Manjuyod, Sta. Catalina, Siaton and Tayasan.
The oldest living person in the Negros Island Region is from Sta. Catalina in Negros Oriental who ages up to 108 years old. Their plaque and cash awards will be given out to the qualified and worth beneficiaries this week as promised by the DSWD-NIR officials.