A group of World War II Veterans waves Philippine flag. Photo credit to Michael Macor, The Chronicle
This week marks the nation’s annual commemoration to honor the heroism of Filipino war veterans who gallantly fought and gave their lives during the Second World War, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, as well as various insurgency campaigns in the country.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Ika-75 Taon: Parangal sa mga Beterano Tungo sa Bayan na Nararapat sa Pilipino, Pilipino na Nararapat sa Bayan”. The celebration promotes and preserves the ideals and deeds of the Filipino war veterans as a means to enhance patriotism and love of country, especially among the Filipino youth.
President Duterte with a Filipino Centenarian during the signing of the Centenarian Act’s IRR on September 26, 2016. Photo credit to KrizJohn Rosales
Good News for all Filipino Centenarians (100 years old and up) living overseas– you may now apply for your cash incentive worth Php 100,000 from the Philippine government at the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) recently approved on March 9, 2017 the Availment of Awards and Incentives for Overseas Filipino Centenarians Guidelines, after the passage of Republic Act 10868 or the Centenarian Act of 2016. The guidelines was drafted by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), which serves as the focal agency in charge with coordination with centenarian applicants based abroad.