Palawan to grant P10K cash to centenarians
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Palawan is expected to approve a proposed ordinance that will grant P10,000 and other privileges to centenarians in the province.
“This ordinance shall be known as Palawan Centenarian Ordinance of 2017, and shall cover those residing in the province who have reached 100 years old and above,” Acosta said Board Member Cherry Pie Acosta.
Acosta, main author of the resolution, said the “Centenarian Gift” was in recognition of their longevity. The council also proposed grant a P2,000 for each birthday they celebrate after reaching 100 years old.
The beneficiaries will qualify if they register with the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) through their respective Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) of the 23 towns in Palawan.
The centenarian gift is a one-time cash award that will be taken from available funds of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as included in the General Appropriations Act (GAA).
Acosta further cited that under Section 1, Paragraph D of Republic Act 9994, the provision of additional cash incentives “will encourage the centenarians’ families and their communities to reaffirm the valued Filipino tradition of caring for the senior citizens.” (PNA)