Daily Star logoTop Stories



Bacolod City, Philippines Saturday, November 23, 2019
Front Page
Star Business
Opinion
Sports
Star Life
People & Events

Centenarian receives P100,000

 

A woman from Valencia in Negros Oriental received P100,000 from the government for having reached the age of 100 this year.

Governor Roel Degamo on Thursday handed over the check, coursed through the Provincial Social Welfare Office, to Felina Gregorio, a resident of Barangay Bong-ao, Valencia, during the “Dagyawan: Talakayan sa Mamamayan” at the town gymnasium.

Gregorio, who celebrated her 100th birthday on June 1, still has a sharp memory and told people around her during the awarding ceremony that her secret for living a long life includes prayers, a vegetarian diet of “malunggay” and “kangkong”, with less meat but more fish, and staying happy.

The P100,000 is a cash incentive given by the government to Filipinos who reach the age of 100.

Jennifer Catan Tilos, Infocen manager of the Philippine Information Agency and head of the Strategic Communication Cluster of the Negros Oriental Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NOTF-ELCAC), said the ceremony added color to the Dagyawan.

The Dagyawan is part of a two-day activity of the NOTF-ELCAC in Valencia, the sixth and final leg in Negros Oriental before consolidated priority projects are presented to President Rodrigo Duterte, she said.*PNA

 

back to top

Front Page | Opinion | Business | Sports
Star Life | People & Events| Archives | Advertise
Top Stories
ButtonNeg. Occ. files appeal vs. bonus disallowance
ButtonGuv proposes P4.3B budget
ButtonLo matriarch denied entry, urging 3 sons to reconcile
ButtonNegros press calls for justice
ButtonRebel killed, 1 captured in encounter
ButtonMinor in slay of pa can’t be charged
Button2 more hacking cases in south
ButtonGuv inks maritime scholarships MOA
ButtonVista Alegre evacuation center 95% complete, Gasataya says
ButtonNegOr PLEDS plan vs. insurgency inked
ButtonCentenarian receives P100,000