Three out of 20 centenarians received their P20,000 cash incentive from the Cebu Provincial Government this month.
The awardees were Maria A. Tapic, Concepcion L. Canonigo and BonificiaAngana all aged 101 years old.
Tapic and Canonigo are both natives of Naga City while Angana is from Oslob.
Governor Hilario P. Davide III expressed his admiration for the centenarians and see them as examples of success.
“The cash incentive is a way of showing them that their government acknowledges them,” he added.
When asked about secrets on making it to 100, Basildes Alfante, daughter of Tapic shared that when her mother was younger she was very picky with her food.
“Dili gyud na hilig si Mama mokaon og baboy ug baka. Pinobre ng kaon ra gyud – utan ug sinugbang bolinao,”the 6th daughter out of seven children said.
On the other hand, Adelaida Taperna, Canonigo’s daughter revealed that her mother, a housewife, has always been industrious.
“Kani si mama mag sige gyud og lihok sauna. Unya wala ra sab siya problema sa pag kaon karon. Bisa’g unsa mokaon,”the 73-year-old retired principal added.
Meanwhile, Tapic sewed hospital gowns for Velez Hospital to earn money.
Furthermore, families of the centenarians extend their gratitude to the Capitol for the cash incentive.
“Daghan kaayong salamat sa kadagkuan sa Sugbo labi na sa atong gobernador ug bise gobernador,” Taperna expressed.
Tapic and Anganaclaimed their cash incentive at the Governor’s Office last February 11 while Canonigo received hers during the distribution of cash incentives for barangay workers in Naga’s Sports Complex last February 16.