Thirteen more Negrense centenarians received P100,000 each in a door-to-door distribution of cash assistance, led by Gov. Eugenio Lacson in the cities of Bago, Himamaylan, and Kabankalan, and the municipalities of Hinigaran and Ilog on Nov. 25.
The recipients were Irene Mundo, Soledad Ortega, Adelina Failago, Concepcion Torrefranca, Felipa Billanes, Conchita Torpe, Catalina Librado, Eufronia Meneza, Segundo Maravilla, Ma. Consolatriz Alberio, Eufemia Aguilos, Alberto Paglinawan, and Victoria Salazar.
They also received Centenarian Award certificates from Lacson, who was assisted by Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Merle Garcia.
Also assisting in the distribution of cash assistance were Board Member Jeffrey Tubola, Bago City Mayor Nicholas Yulo and Councilor Andrew Torres, Hinigaran Mayor Jose Nadie Arceo and Vice Mayor Teresita Gabrido, Himamaylan City Mayor Raymund Tongson Jr., Vice Mayor Justin Gatuslo, and city councilors, Kabankalan City Mayor Pedro Zayco Jr. and councilors, as well as Ilog Mayor John Paul Alvarez.
On Nov. 21, Lacson also distributed P100,000 in cash assistance to eight Negrense centenarians in the cities of Escalante, Sagay, and Cadiz and the municipalities of Manapla and E.B. Magalona.
Lacson said he is happy to see Negrenses who have reached 100 years old and are still healthy, because life expectancy worldwide is usually below 100 years.*GPB