Nine centenarians from the province of Guimaras recently received cash incentives of P100 thousand each from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the provincial government.
The cash award is a mandate under the Centenarians Act of 2016 or Republic Act 10868 that provides for a cash gift from the national government amounting to P100 thousand pesos as centenarian gift.
The event was attended by Governor Samuel T. Gumarin, Dir. Rebecca P. Geamala of DSWD 6, Ms. Rosario A. Sanagustin (SWO-V, PSU Head) and the Nueva Valencia Senior Citizens Association.
“Being alive shows how thankful we are for being here, alive and be able to witness and share the success of our life and that’s a gift from God. Maka-edad lang ta 90 pwede na,” Gumarin said during the turnover.PR/IMT