Gov. Arthur Defensor, Vice Gov. Christine Garin and several board members with Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office head Dr. Neneth Q. Pador distributed the cash incentive of P30,000 to each of the 123 centenarians in the province of Iloilo during the Elderly Week celebration on Monday, October 30, 2017. Listed as the province's oldest centenarians at 107 years old were Candelaria Dela Cruz Pillena of Brgy. Cabalic, Balasan and Aurelia Detoyato Batbata of Brgy. Salihid, Barotac Nuevo.
Centenarians Act of 2016
Is mahjong the key to longevity? At 105 years old, Maria Jusa Guyos still plays mahjong, a game she has been playing to keep her mind active and relaxed, and which may also be her secret to a long life. Born on 11 August 1911, Guyos outlived her husband Vicente, who died in 1973, and two of her seven children.