Mountain Province PLGU awards centenarian

BONTOC, Mountain Province– A widow from the municipality of Natonin is the latest centenarian in the province awarded by the provincial government.
Sangguniang Panlalawigan members headed by Vice Governor Francis Tauli awarded a plaque of recognition, congratulatory resolution and a check amounting to P30,000.00 as financial incentive to Mrs. Fonnong Gallawe Chummanao, who was represented by her son, Alipio Chummanao.
Fonnong of Banawel, Natonin was born on September 18, 1918. A widow, she now lives with the family of her son, Alipio. Fonnong raised 11 children but six are already dead. She has 31 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.
Giving recognition to centenarians in the province is provided under Provincial Ordinance No. 192, also known as the Centenarian Recognition and Awards Ordinance of Mountain Province.
Since its implementation in 2015, the provincial government has already given recognition to 30 centenarians in the province (13 male,17 female).
Based on the data of the Provincial Social Welfare Office here, 11 of the provincial centenarians already died.
The provincial government has awarded a plaque of recognition, a congratulatory resolution and a check amounting to P20,000.00 to the centenarians from 2015 until the third quarter of 2018 .
Effective last quarter of last year, Provincial Ordinance No. 315, s. 2018 amending Provincial Ord. No. 192 which increased the provincial incentive to a centenarian awardee from P20,000.00 to P30,000.00 was implemented.
PSWDO record also showed that of the 30 centenarians awarded by the provincial government, 26 have received the centenarian gift of P100,000.00 each from the national government and Letters of Felicitation from the President of the Philippines.
Republic Act 10868, also known as the Centenarians Act of 2016, grants all Filipinos who reach the age of 100, whether residing in the country or abroad, a cash award of Php100,000 as a “centenarian gift.” **JDP/JBS-PIA CAR, Mountain Province

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