CENTENARIAN GIFT. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Director Mercedita P. Jabagat leads the turnover of the Php 100,000 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 reach 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 also receive a plaque of recognition and a cash incentive from their respective cities or municipal governments, to be decided by their local government unit. (DSWD)