BONTOC, Mountain Province – The Provincial Government continue to reward persons who reached the age of 100 years or more thru its centenarian recognition and awards program.
Gov. Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr. handed a cash gift amounting to P 30,000, a Sangguniang Panlalawigan Congratulatory Resolution and a Plaque of Recognition to 101-year-old Boggay A. Tocnit at her residence in Bantay, Paracelis last Saturday, April 30. The turnover was witnessed by District 1 Board Members Joshua B. Fronda and Janice L. Barillo, District 2 Board Member Salvador K. Dalang and Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Miguela P. Angwani.
“The centenarian recognition and awards program of the Provincial Government aim to honor and recognize our centenarians’ worthwhile contribution to society. The cash incentive is pursuant to Provincial Ordinance No. 192 s. 2015 as amended by Provincial Ordinance No. 315, series 2018 which gives due recognition and accords certain privileges to our qualified constituents who reached the centenary age,” Lacwasan said.
Tocnit, who turned 101 this year, also received the P 100,000 cash benefit earlier from the Department of Social Welfare and Development Office (DSWDO) as mandated under Republic Act 10868 or the Centenarian Act of 2016, a law honoring and granting benefits to Filipino centenarians.
Meanwhile, two centenarians from Tadian were honored during two separate occasions on April 27. Pia David Tiwaken, 100 and a resident of Tue, Tadian and 100-year-old Bolisao B. Nasgatan of Duagan, Tadian received a P 30,000 cash gift each plus a Sangguniang Panlalawigan Congratulatory Resolution and a Plaque of Recognition. Tadian Mayor Constito S. Masweng and Board Member Dalang graced the simple turn-over ceremonies which was witnessed by the centenarians’ direct family members, representatives from the Provincial Government and barangay officials.
According to Angwani, both centenarians are entitled to receive the P 100, 000 cash incentive from the national government. She said that the necessary requirements were already submitted to the DSWD-SWAD Mountain Province Office for them to be included in the agency’s list of Filipino centenarians. By Erwin S. Batnag