By Leila B. Salaverria
, Michael Lim Ubac
About 7,000 Filipinos aged 100 years old and above will have to hang on a little bit longer before they get additional benefits after President Aquino vetoed the proposed Centenarian Act that would have earned them each a P100,000 bonus, plus discounts on purchases.
Since the Cebu city government paid homage to its centenarian citizens during its 76th Charter Day celebration, maybe Mayor Michael Rama can be given leeway for pushing through with his plan to order the early release of P2,500 in senior citizens aid for the first quarter of this year.
Several centenarian Cebuanos went on stage on wheelchairs.
City Hall will award today eight of the oldest residents n Cebu City who have lived for 100 years or more.
By Jodee A. Agoncillo
Felipa Kabigting can be up and about as early as 4 a.m. In the early-morning sun she can be seen doing some stretching by a street post not far from home in Barangay Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City. This is followed by a bath and a dab of astringent, lotion, lipstick and then cologne. In two hours her daily ritual is over.
Four centenarians in Mandaue City will be given recognition and P50,000 each. The Mandaue City Council approved yesterday authorized the release of P50,000 and a plaque of recognition to city residents who have reached 100 years old.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
Who wants to live to the ripe old age of 100? Who wouldn’t when you’re guaranteed a P100,000 cash reward, a tax discount and a congratulatory note from the President of the Philippines?
By Cynthia D. Balana
Here’s good news for Filipino centenarians. The committee on ways and means in the House of Representatives has approved a bill that would give anyone who reaches 100 years old a cash gift of P100,000 and an increase in the senior citizens discount from 20 percent to 50 percent on the sale of goods and services.