By Connie Calipay
LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development-Bicol (DSWD-5) on Tuesday said seven 100-year-old residents of Camarines Norte were recently awarded P100,000 each by the government.
The program is one “way to give respect and recognize the senior citizens who reached the age of 100 and above,” DSWD-5 said in a social media post.
The beneficiaries were identified as Marciano Placides of San Lorenzo Ruiz town; Eugenia Maravilla of Sta. Elena; Maura Dominguez and Pantaleona Padua of Daet; Anastacia San Lorenzo of Mercedes; Cerefana Ramos of Vinzons; and Rosela Palma of Paracale.
DSWD-5 social workers and personnel visited the residences of the elderlies to award the cash incentives and letters of felicitation.
DSWD has been mandated as lead agency for the implementation of Republic Act 10868, known as the Centenarians Act of 2016 which aims to honor senior citizens who have reached 100 years of age and grant them additional benefits and privileges as Filipino centenarians. (PNA)