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Indigent PWDs Receive Wheelchairs from CSWDO Valencia City

To ensure that marginalized individuals in the city are provided with the necessary auxiliary services that will restore their social functioning and participation in community affairs, the City Government of Valencia through the City Social Welfare and Development Office extended free wheelchair assistance to the indigent Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the city.

The program was funded by the City Government- support to PWDs under the Relief and Rehabilitation Division of the CSWDO.

Ms. Vicky Lyn C. Acuesta-Duron, Acting City Social Welfare and Development Officer said that every quarter, CSWDO allotted 7 pieces of wheelchairs which will be given to indigent PWDs in the city.

“We have allocated 7 wheelchairs for this quarter and we are very thankful for the full support of our City Mayor, Hon. Azucena P. Huervas for initiating this program. The City Government through the City Social Welfare and Development shall develop and implement programs on auxiliary social services that respond to the needs of marginalized disabled persons, for this is in line with the vision of our Local Chief Executive,” Duron said.

Ann A. Yano, 36-year-old resident of Sadiri, Dagat Ki Davao was grateful to the City Government of Valencia for reaching out to PWDs like her. “Malipayon kayo ko nga gitagaan ko og wheelchair sa CSWDO. (I’m really thankful that CSWDO gave me a wheelchair).” Yano has a congenital deformity in her lower extremities.

Meanwhile, Jarry Jay A. Gumate, a 15-year-old resident of Purok 7, Lilingayon, Valencia City also received a wheelchair last May 18, 2016.

Apart from the wheelchair assistance for the PWDs, the City Social Welfare and Development Office also allocated wheelchairs, walkers and canes for the indigent Senior Citizens of Valencia City.