By: Elena Grace Flores
Mayor Abby Binay recently awarded the P100,000 cash gift and plaque of recognition to Maria A. Martinez (in white blouse) and Paz A. Ramos (in red blouse), two of the three new city centenarians.
The third centenarian Francisco C. Delgado was represented by his son Ricardo Delgado, who received the award on his behalf. Makati is the first local government to give out these cash incentived to centenarians. The first batch of centenarians awarded was in January 2013, during the administration of Binay’s brother former mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay.
Another Binay, Senator Nancy Binay is the sponsor of Senate Bill No. 449 or the Centenarians Act of 2013 which is the Senate’s “way of recognizing the country’s centenarians, who have reached the milestone age of one hundred years old, often through clean and responsible living.”