Alejandro S. Maghinay, a 102-year old lolo from Barangay Mabuhay, Valencia City in Bukidnon, has just received a total of P150,000 from both the national and the local government. This is pursuant to Republic Act 10868 or the Centenarians Act of 2016 which entitles those who have reached the age of 100 years old P100,000 cash from the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The additional P50,000 was given by the City Government under Valencia City Mayor Azucena P. Huervas.

Maghinay becomes just the 8th centenarian from Valencia City to receive the grant since 2016. According to lolo Alejandro, he has reached such his age by avoiding smoking and drinking and by eating healthy foods. Watch below.

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photos by Rose MyRine Maghinay, CSWDO

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