TACLOBAN CITY– A centenarian from Ormoc City was awarded with a centenarian gift after she turned 100 years old.

Centenarian Consuelo Dejaño from Ormoc City received cash assistance and food packs from the city government as she reached the 100-year mark on Jan. 24.

Consuelo Dejaño of Barangay Juaton turned 100-years last January 24.

Dejaño received P20,000 cash gift and food packs on Feb.3 by councilor Carmen Jean Rama who chairs the committee on senior citizens and persons with disabilities at the city council, representing Mayor Lucy Torres-Gomez.

Rama was assisted by Maribel Gucela, officer-in-charge of the city’s social welfare office, and Niña Restauro, head of the Ormoc City Persons with Disability Affairs Office.
Dejaño said that she loves to eat Monde cheese bars and can consume one pack (10pcs.) per day and pair it with a glass of milk.

Aside from the centenarian gift from the city government, Dejaño is also expected to receive P100,000 from the national government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development as mandated under Republic Act 10868 or the Centenarian Act of 2016.

At least 16 centenarians from Ormoc City had already received said cash gift since it was implemented after the law was passed. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)