New Makati centenarian
MAKATI Mayor Abby Binay awards the city’s latest centenarian, Salvacion Fantonia of Barangay West of recognition during a recent visit to the latter’s residence. Fantonia was born on June 22, 1917 in a family of 15 siblings. She became a widow in 1959 and, as a single mother of four, raised and supported her children Loreto, Estrela, Aurora, and Lily by doing laundry for others. Her eldest child, Loreto meet at home by selling and newspapers in the morning, and polishing shoes. City Ordinance No. 2012-099 entitles Blu Card holders to a one-time P100,000 cash gift upon reaching 100 years old. It serves as a tribute and role in the history and development of the city.