The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) posthumously awarded Mrs. Consolacion A. Eugenio of Barangay 04, Malaybalay City, being a recipient of “centenarian gift” worth Php 100,000.00. Her daughter, Norma E. Quisil received the reward on her behalf on March 26, 2021.
Eugenio died of natural cause two months after she turned 100 years old and was validated last September 3, 2020 in coordination with City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO).
The family of the late centenarian expressed their gratitude to CSWDO for helping them comply all the needed documents submitted to DWSD.
Accordingly, the awarding of centenarian underwent stringent screening process from DSWD field personnel through home visits and assessment to further validate the legitimacy of the claim before it be can be budgeted by the national government.
Senior citizens who live past a century are entitled to receive the award by virtue of Republic Act 10868 also known as “Centenarian Act of 2016.” The law pays tribute to all Filipinos who reach 100 years old, whether living in the Philippines or abroad in recognition of their longevity.