Good News for all Filipino Centenarians (100 years old and up) living overseas-- you may now apply for your cash incentive worth Php 100,000 from the Philippine government at the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) recently approved on March 9, 2017 the Availment of Awards and Incentives for Overseas Filipino Centenarians Guidelines, after the passage of Republic Act 10868 or the Centenarian Act of 2016. The Guidelines was drafted by the Commission on Filipnos Overseas (CFO), which serves as the focal agency in charge with coordination with centenarian applicants based abroad.
Qualified applicants may fill up the application form and submit the required documents, such as proof of identification to the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate. The Post shall then coordinate with CFO, who will communicate with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and DFA in order to facilitate, at no cost, the transmitted of both national and local awards and incentives to the respective Posts.
The Posts will be in charge of awarding both the national and local awards and incentives and may mount a simple celebration during Centenarians Day (held every first Sunday of October), in line with the national celebration.
(Source: CIR-662-OUMWA 23 March 2017)