Laoag City Centenarians Receive 100k Cash Gift

After a lifetime of working, raising families, and contributing to the success of this nation in countless other ways, senior citizens of Laoag City deserve to retire with dignity.

The City Government of Laoag has always believed that our beloved senior citizens have and will always be a source of inspiration to our society. Their wisdom of life has continuously served as guidance to the young and younger, so, as an expression of praise ,the City has always shown its love and support to the elderly through its various programs and activities such as senior citizens’ socialization during the Agserbi 24/7 in all the barangays of Laoag City.

On July 17, 2017 after the flag raising ceremony, the centenarians were recognized by officials from the DSWD Regional Field Office I together with the officialdom of Laoag City. Regional Director Marcelo Nicomedes Castillo and Laoag City Mayor Chevylle V. Farinas personally awarded the 100 Thousand peso cash incentives.

Republic Act No. 10868, or the “Centenarians Act of 2016” mandates that all Filipinos who reach the age of 100, whether residing in the country or abroad, shall be honored with a letter of felicitation from the President, congratulating the celebrant for his longevity and a centenarian gift in the amount of P100,000.00 from the National Government. The City counterpart in the same amount will be given in October this year.
The centenarians are Mr. Pedro Tangonan of barangay 39 Sta. Rosa with the age of 101, has 5 children, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren who are really proud of him. Mrs. Narcisa Alonzo Corpuz, 101 years with 6 children, 14 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She attributes her longevity to drinking coke and smoking tobacco on a regular basis. Mrs. Lucia Corpuz Colobong, 101 years old of barangay 52-A San Mateo Laoag City.

She is adored by her 11 children, 22 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. And Mrs. Demetria F. Domingo, 102 years of age and from barangay 5 Laoag City. She and her late husband were farmers and they were blessed with three daughters, 7 grandchildren, all of them successful. She also never misses to eat malunggay and bananas as part of her diet.

In her message, City Mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas said that “All great things come when people who have watched you grow into the person that you are now, come back to you to support you”.
Indeed life is truly beautiful, let’s make the most out of it and take care of ourselves just like our centenarians. Let us face life with much vigor… eat right and do right! Let us celebrate longevity!
Congratulations to our centenarians! And thank you for the inspiration!

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