DAVAO CITY – Ma. Estrella Jacobo Brillantes, who is more affectionately called “Lola Estrella”, got a surprise visit from social workers of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), who came to her home on September 30 with a special belated gift for her 100th birthday.
Pursuant to Republic Act 10868, or the Centenarian Act of 2016, Lola Estrella became entitled to the P100,000-gift when she turned 100 years old last June 1.
Based on records, Lola Estrella was born on June 1, 1919 in Barotac, Nuevo in Iloilo City, but she has been residing in Barangay Libudon, Mati City, for many years.
Aside from the cash, she also received a plaque of recognition and a t-shirt from the DSWD.
Lola Estrella, together with her daughter, personally received the cash gift and