709 centenarians have benefitted from P100,000 cash gift-DSWD

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Thursday that more than 700 centenarians have received their cash reward of P100,000 as provided under a law passed in 2016. 

“As of September 14, 2020, some 709 centenarians have received the P100,000 centenarian gift,” the DSWD said in a statement.

Under Republic Act No. 10868 or the Centenarians Act of 2016, centenarians whether residing in the Philippines or abroad are entitled to a cash reward of P100,000 and are expected to receive a Letter of Felicitation from the President of the Philippines congratulating the celebrant for his or her longevity.

The DSWD earlier said this year,  a total of 952 centenarians are expected to receive their cash gifts as provided under the law. 

 From 2016 to 2019, a total of 5,609 centenarians nationwide have received their cash gift amounting to P560.9 million, it had reported.

The DSWD has adopted a

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