According to Keeling, “He was obviously sad,” The Dodo. But he also had a strong personality that could not be contained.Otie was in a bad mood. Then everything was different.

According to Keeling, “He was obviously sad,” The Dodo. But he also had a strong personality that could not be contained.Otie was in a bad mood. Then everything was different.

Tumataginting na P100,000 ang natanggap ni Lola Ernanita sa kanyang ika-100 na kaarawan mula sa Department of Social Welfare Development (DSWD) sa Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte.
Ito ay cash gift ng DSWD na alinsunod sa Republic Act 10868 o ang tinatawag na “Centenarians Act of 2016.” Dadagdagan pa ito ng lokal na pamahalaan ng P10,000 bilang cash incentive para kay Lola Ernanita.
“Happy birthday po, sana lang lahat ng matatanda nabibigyan ng ayuda lalo na sa mga ‘di nabigyan. ‘Di lang po kasi iisang lola lang sa pinas na nangangailangan ng tulong,” bati ng isang facebook user sa page ng DSWD.


“Bakit kailangan pa maging 100 years old to avail this 100k pesos? Maeenjoy paba ni lola yan o iba pang seniors? Bilib din naman ako sa nag-isip nito pero bakit di rin gawin bracket na lang, let’s say na 75, 85, 95 years old equivalent to any amount na pakinabang sa mga elders at least enjoy na enjoy pa nila lalo na middle lower income class down to poorest of the poor,” sabi ng isang facebook comment.Maliban kay Lola Ernanita, ang mga pamilya ng mga senior citizens sa Padre Burgos na hindi nakatanggap ng ayuda sa ilalim ng Social Amelioration Program (SAP) ay bibigyan ng isang sakong bigas mula sa lokal na pamahalaan.