Five centenarians receive P100K in Bacolod City


Five more centenarians from Bacolod City recently received P100,000 in cash incentives from the city government.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Councilors Cindy Rojas and Em Ang led the turnover of checks at the City Mayor’s Office last November 12.

“It’s a blessing that you have reached 100 years old or more. And I’m glad that the government has already institutionalized this kind of program for our centenarians,” Leonardia said.

In October this year, three Bacolodnon centenarians also availed of the same incentives.

The eight centenarians were Trinidad Piccio, 103, of Barangay Mansilingan; Prudencia Hechanova, 102, of Sum-ag; Ines Benavidez, 100, of Villamonte; Estrella Balida, 103, of Handumanan; Patricio Sioson, 101, of Taculing; Diosdada Caspe, 101, of Taculing; Flora Togle, 102, of Estefania; and Hermilinda Elordi, 100, of Barangay 39.

Under City Ordinance No. 09-16-789, those who reach 100 years old are entitled to P100,000 cash incentives from the city government.