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