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Atienza lauds OKd bill giving P1M for 101-year-olds

May 9, 2023 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 135 views

FORMER Deputy Speaker and Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (Buhay) Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza has welcomed the passing on third reading of House Bill (HB) No. 7535 granting additional benefits to Filipino Centenarians, granting P1-million to those reaching 101 years old.

“We welcome the passing on third reading of House Bill No. 7535, which includes our pet bill, ‘Pilipino Milyonaryo, ’ which we introduced in the 18th Congress – to grant P1-million to centenarians reaching 101 years old. This bill would encourage and give the families of our senior citizens the means to continue taking care of their beloved lolos and lolas, as well as to strengthen our traditional family values of caring for our elderly,” Atienza said.

“Our Filipino culture is distinct in our respect and care for the elderly. While in other cultures, senior citizens are sent off to nursing homes instead of being cared for by their own families, we take care of our senior family members and give them the respect, love, and attention they deserve. Our seniors have worked hard and have given their contribution to our community and to our country, that’s why they should be given the importance they rightfully deserve,” Atienza continued.

Atienza likewise thanked the current House leadership led by Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez and its members for pursuing what he initiated.

“I also thank the present members of Congress for following thru what we have initiated and started. We shall continue working with them, together with the Senate and if necessary, President (Ferdinand) Bongbong Marcos, to make it a reality,” Atienza stressed.