MANILA PHILIPPINES – On second reading, the House of Representatives approved a bill giving P1 million to Filipinos who reach the age of 101 and P25,000 to those who reach the age of 80.
During Tuesday’s session, the lower house approved House Bill No. 10647, which changes Republic Act No. 10868, also known as the Centenarians Act of 2016.
All Filipinos attaining the age of 100 would get P100,000, while those reaching the age of 101 will receive P1 million. Meanwhile, Filipinos turning 80, 85, 90, and 95 would receive a P25,000 cash gift.
According to the bill, the National Commission of Senior Citizens (NCSC) will be the principal implementing agency.
In conjunction with agencies such as the Departments of Social Welfare and Development, Interior and Local Government, and Health, among others, the chairperson of the NCSC will be tasked with promulgating the appropriate rules and regulations for the proper execution of the legislation.
The bill will be sent to the Senate for consideration by the House.