SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau
03 March 2020 07:11:42 PM
The House Special Committee on Senior Citizens chaired by Rep. Francisco Datol, Jr. (Part-list, Senior Citizens) is discussing the possibility of raising the cash gift for senior citizens who have reached the age of 100, following a proposal by Rep. Lito Atienza (Party-list, Buhay) to hike the amount from the present P100,000 to P1million. The bigger cash gift will be given to centenarians once the National Commission on Senior Citizens becomes operational. During Monday's hearing, the committee moved for the omnibus approval of 20 bills, all seeking to amend Republic Act No. 10868 or the Centenarians Act of 2016, granting additional benefits and privileges for Filipino centenarians.