Marcos signs expanded Centenarian Law

By: Jean Magaluz - | February 26,2024 - 10:14 AM

Senior citizens in San Marcelino town

Senior citizens in San Marcelino town, Zambales province wait for the distribution of their P3,000 social pension from the government on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. FILE PHOTO FROM SAN MARCELINO PIO

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday has signed the expanded Centenarian Law that gives P10,000 to Filipinos who turn 80, 85, 90, and 95 years old.

He signed the amendment to the Centenarian Law, Republic Act No. 11983, at Malacañan Palace, with lawmakers from the House of Representatives and the Senate present.

Marcos signed the measure amending the Republic Act No. 11983 or the Centenarian Law in Malacañan Palace, with lawmakers from the House of Representatives and the Senate in attendance.

The Centenarian Law had only previously covered Filipinos who turned 100 years old. Centenarians receive P100,000 upon turning 100.

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The Congress approved the expanded coverage of cash gifts to seniors in December 2023.

“Both panels agreed to set at P10,000 the cash gift to be given to Filipino seniors within one year from when they turn 80, 85, 90, and 95. And within one year from when the senior reaches age 100, the senior would receive a P100,000 cash gift,” Senior Citizen Rep. Rodolfo Ordanes said in 2023.


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