Sen. Bong Revilla Wants 80, 90-Year-Olds to Benefit From Centenarian Law
BONG REVILLA – Actor-turned-politician Bong Revilla urged the senate to support the passage of his bill that allows the elderly to avail their benefits much earlier.
Filipino actor and politician Bong Revilla was first elected to the Senatorial position in 2004. He topped the senatorial race in 2010 but got allegedly involved in the Napoles pork barrel issue.
The 53-year-old politician was detained at Camp Crame. Four years after his arrest, he was acquitted from the cases filed against him.
Bong Revilla ran again for the Senatorial post in the 2019 midterm elections. He eventually grabbed the 11th spot. His video dancing at his proclamation as senator-elect went viral on social media.
On Wednesday, Bong Revilla urged the senate to pass his bill seeking to amend the Centenarian law. His bill allows 80 and 90-year-olds to avail of the benefits much earlier.
“We are pushing for the passage of the bill because we want our elderlies to enjoy their benefits the government is giving them,” he said.
In filing Senate Bill 1319, the actor-turned-politician said he wanted the elderly Filipinos top to enjoy entitlements earlier than the age requirement of 100. According to the report, if the senate passed it into law, it will entitle the elderly to P10,000 when they reach 80 and another P10,000 at the age of 90 and 100K at 100 years old.
“This is how highly we value our culture of taking care of our elderly. This proposed measure, therefore, is another legislative effort in testimony of this unique Filipino culture,” Revilla said.
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