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Taguig names new centenarian awardee

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The Taguig City government has recognized its latest centenarian awardee, who received P100,000 as part of the program for senior citizens in the city.

Taguig Mayor Laarni Cayetano and Councilor Raul Aquino personally handed over the centenarian birthday cash gift of P100,000 to 102-year-old Vicenta Garcia from Barangay Bambang.

Cayetano said each centenarian gets a ₱100,000-cash gift when they turn 100 years old and then continues to receive the amount every year while they live. She added that recognition is one of the programs she initiated for senior citizens. 

Under the program, senior citizens of Taguig also receive cash gifts ranging from P3,000 to P10,000 depending on their age bracket: P3,000 for those 60 to 69 years old, P4,000 for those 70 to 79 years old, P5,000 to those 80-l to 89 years old, and P10,000 to those 90 to 99 years old. 

The local government offers free medicine to elderlies with diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma. It also provides those in need of nursing services, wheelchairs, canes, and hearing aids.

Taguig likewise opened the Center for the Elderly, a pioneer wellness hub for senior citizens in Barangay North Signal with a therapy pool, sauna, gym, ballroom area, massage room, and cinema.

It also established a three-story multi-purpose hall in Barangay Wawa designed to serve as a venue for various activities and services for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

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