There are 90 centenarians listed in Iloilo City.
90 CENTENARIANS – In Iloilo, 90 people who are 100 years old and above are set to receive P100,000 from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Based on a recent post in the Facebook page of RMN Iloilo, in line with the mandate of the Republic Act 10868, 90 centenarians will received P100,000.
Aside from the P100,000 from the DSWD, an additional of P30,000 would be given by the provincial government to the centenarians.
According to the post, the oldest among the centenarians is Soledad Allador of Brgy. Bacabak, Sara, Iloilo. Soledad is now 115 years old.
Most of the centenarians were female and lots of those people aging 100 years old and above were from the town of Sara and Lambunao.
Based on the photo posted, the some of the 90 centenarians came from the municipality of Ajuy, Alimodian, Anilao, Balasan, Banate, Barotac Nuevo, Barotac Viejo, Bingawan, Cabatuan, Calinog, Dingle, Dueñas, Dumangas, and Estancia.
Others were from the municipality of Guimbal, Janiuay, Lambunao, Leganes, Lemery, Leon, Maasin, Miag-ao, Mina, Oton, Pavia, San Dionisio, San Joaquin, San Miguel, San Rafael, Sara, Sta. Barbara, Tigbauan, Tubungan, and Zarraga.
Lots of netizens commented on the post.
According to one netizen, his grandmother is already 98 years old and just two more years and she will also be a recipient of the P100,000 given to centenarians. He stated that his grandma still climbs coconut trees and still sew.
One netizen stated that the secret of the centenarians is that they just eat vegetables and root crops which have no preservatives and insecticides. She also added that they don’t eat junk foods and drink sodas.
One netizen expressed in a comment that a person is already lucky when he or she reaches 60 years old.
Meanwhile, one netizen stated that his grandfather is going to turn 100 years old on Saturday. Unfortunately, his grandfather died last Monday.