Bon­toc cen­te­nar­ian re­ceives P100k

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BON­TOC, Moun­tain Prov­ince – An­other cen­te­nar­ian in this cap­i­tal town was in­cluded in the list of awardees that was rec­og­nized by the De­part­ment of So­cial Wel­fare and De­vel­op­ment (DSWD).

Cen­te­nar­ian Her­bert Malec­dan Todyog who was born on March 10, 1918 and re­sides in Barangay Alab Ori­ente, Bon­toc, Moun­tain Prov­ince re­cently re­ceived from the per­son­nel of the DSWD the P100,000 cash in­cen­tive.

The in­cen­tive is a form of as­sis­tance and recog­ni­tion to Todyog for reach­ing the cen­te­nary age.

Also, it is the de­part­ment’s con­tri­bu­tion in the im­ple­men­ta­tion of Repub­lic Act 10868 or the Cen­te­nar­i­ans Act of 2016, also known as an “Act Honor­ing and Grant­ing Ad­di­tional Ben­e­fits and Priv­i­leges to Filipino Cen­te­nar­i­ans, and for Other Pur­poses.”

So­cial Wel­fare Of­fi­cer III Araceli Shane Bayanos of the Mu­nic­i­pal So­cial Wel­fare and De­vel­op­ment Of­fice (MSWDO) said Todyog was blessed with one child. From his only bi­o­log­i­cal son, he has four grand­chil­dren.

From his four grand­chil­dren, he has now 23 great grand­chil­dren and eight great-great grand­chil­dren. Aside from his bi­o­log­i­cal son, he has an adopted daugh­ter who is stay­ing in Baguio City.

He lives alone in his house where his adopted daugh­ter, grand­chil­dren and great grand­chil­dren visit him, at­tend to his needs, and pro­vide him ba­sic ne­ces­si­ties. He prefers to live sep­a­rately from his grand­chil­dren’s fam­i­lies de­spite their ef­forts to con­vince him to stay with any of them.

Bayanos re­layed that 100-year old Todyog can still walk and has clear eye­sight. The sim­ple liv­ing in the vil­lage eat­ing or­gan­i­cal­ly­grown food like camote, ba­nana, squash and legumes which they them­selves plant and grow is be­lieved to be the rea­son of his long life much so that he was never hos­pi­tal­ized.

Apart from the P100,000, he ear­lier re­ceived P30,000 cash in­cen­tive from the Provin­cial Gov­ern­ment of Moun­tain Prov­ince in Oc­to­ber last year.

On the part of the mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ment through its MSWDO, its coun­ter­part is to pro­vide tech­ni­cal as­sis­tance in the prepa­ra­tion of the nec­es­sary doc­u­ments of the cen­te­nar­ian to be sub­mit­ted to the Provin­cial So­cial Wel­fare and De­vel­op­ment Of­fice (PSWDO) for re­fer­ral at the DSWD – Re­gional Of­fice.

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CEN­TE­NAR­IAN. Her­bert Malec­dan Todyog of Barangay Alab Ori­ente, Bon­toc, Moun­tain Prov­ince re­ceives from the per­son­nel of the De­part­ment of So­cial Wel­fare and De­vel­op­ment (DSWD) his P100,000 cash in­cen­tive for reach­ing 100 years. The cen­te­nar­ian can still walk and has a clear eye­sight.

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