Bongga ang birthday! Abby Binay, Monique Lagdameo surprise centenarians with P100K gift
Makati Mayor Abby Binay and Vice Mayor Monique Lagdameo took time off from their busy schedules to surprise five of the city’s newest centenarians.
Binay and Lagdameo visited the centenarians to personally give them a P100,000 check, plaque and bouquet of flowers.
The city government started giving P100,000 to centenarians in 2012, four years before the enactment of the Centenarians Act of 2016 giving them the same benefit.
Makati is also the first local government to extend several benefits to its senior citizens beyond what is provided by national laws. These include free medical services and hospitalization, free medicines, immunization, mobility aids, birthday cakes and unlimited movie passes in the city’s cinemas.
Under Binay’s leadership, senior citizens also enjoy additional benefits such as biannual cash gifts, free salon and spa services, as well as employment opportunities for those who are still fit to work.