CENTENARIAN GIFT. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Director Mercedita P. Jabagat leads the turnover of the P100,000 cash gift to centenarians in Davao City on Wednesday. Centenarians will receive a P100,000 “centenarian gift” among other incentives, as well as recognition from the government for reaching 100 years under Republic Act 10868 or the Centenarians Act of 2016.
Under R.A. 10868, all Filipinos who live up to 100 years, otherwise known as centenarians, will also receive a Letter of Felicitation from the President whether he or she is in the Philippines or not. In addition, centenarians will receive a plaque of recognition and a cash incentive from their respective cities or municipal governments, to be decided by their local government unit.
Under the 2016 budget, 52 centenarians in Davao Region are qualified to receive the P100,000 gift. Twenty-five of whom are from Davao City; eight from Compostela Valley; six each from Davao Del Norte, Davao Del Sur and Davao Oriental; and 1 from Davao Occidental. DSWD