TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Alipio Bisoy, a centenarian from Brgy. Bulanao Norte who was born on March 15, 1922, received his P100,000 cash gift and a letter of congratulations from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on September 20.
Bisoy, who is this year’s fifth centenarian to be honored, is originally from Sabangan, Mountain Province before relocating to Tabuk in search of a better life.
He used to be a farmer in his prime, and despite having no formal schooling, he was nevertheless able to provide for his four children.
With 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, Bisoy stays with his daughter Marciana Agapito who looks after him.
Bisoy, who lost his wife Rufina who died of an illness at age 96 is also suffering from physical discomforts and occasional hypertension due to his old age.
Bisoy claims that his diet of mostly vegetables was the key to his long life.
Bisoy is also set to receive P50,000.00 from the city and another P50,000.00 from the provincial government anytime this year.
Representatives from the DSWD-CAR, Maureen Bading and Cris Reshon Guiral, as well as Glen Wansi, the city’s special concerns and coordination officer, Marydhel Lattot, the head of the office for senior citizens affairs, and Imelda Polig, were personally responsible for presenting the centenarian cash grant.