CENTENARIAN. Tacurong City’s 100-year-old Soledad Nono Libo-on (left) gives a big smile as she is being assisted by one of her daughters (left) after she received the additional PHP100,000 cash from the city government on top of the PHP100,000 from the Department of Social Welfare and Development national office. Tacurong City Mayor Angelo Montilla (inset) said Libo-on serves as a motivation to city residents in adopting healthy lifestyles. (Photo courtesy of Tacurong LGU)
COTABATO CITY – A woman who recently turned 100 years old received a total of PHP200,000 in cash assistance from the local government of Tacurong City and the Department of Social welfare and Development (DSWD) on Tuesday.
Tacurong Mayor Angelo Montilla personally handed over a PHP100,000 cash gift to Soledad Nono Libo-on during ceremonies honoring the centenarian at the city gymnasium.
Libo-on’s birth records indicated that she was born on Nov. 28, 1920.
Montilla said the cash gift from the city government was an incentive counterpart of the LGU to what the national government has given her through the DSWD.
Under Republic Act 10868 or the Centenarian Act of 2016, Libo-on, a resident of Barangay ECJ Montilla, was also qualified to receive PHP100,000 from the national government.
Libo-on said she would use part of the money to buy her 58-year-old son Rodrigo a tricycle.
“Here’s a centenarian who, in her twilight years, still looks after the welfare of her children,” Montilla said. (PNA)