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February 8, 2023

Amending the Centenarians Act: Sen. Win Gatchalian believes that it is time to amend Republic Act (RA) 10868 or the Centenarians Act so that more senior citizens would be able to enjoy the assistance provided by the government. During the hybrid hearing of the Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development Wednesday, February 8, 2023 on various bills seeking to amend Sec. 2 of RA 10868, Gatchalian pointed out that not many Filipinos live up to 100 years to enjoy the benefits of the Centenarians Act of 2016. “Just to extend the hand of government to those who turned 80 or 90 and to make them feel that they are still a productive group of the society,” Gatchalian, one of the authors of the measures, said. (Bibo Nueva España/Senate PRIB)