June 20, 2024

The P3PWD Partylist headed by Rep. Rowena Guanzon has donated three wheelchairs for pediatric PWDs in Baguio.

The donation was coursed through the Rotary Club of Baguio, which turned over the same to city officials led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong and PWD Affairs Office head Samuel Aquino on July 25 during flag raising rites at City Hall.

RCB president Francis Ali Morales wrote the mayor on July 20 and said its past president, Judge Mia Joy Oallares-Cawed, got in touch with Ellen Dayag of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) for the process of selecting the most qualified PWD children who will be given the wheelchairs.

Cawed was then referred to Aquino who suggested the turnover of wheelchairs be done during the July 25 flag-raising rites.

CSWDO head Luz Bulayungan and Aquino are grateful for the donations and hope the gesture will encourage other organizations to follow suit since many PWDs are in need of wheelchairs which are quite costly.

Aquino said PDAO is currently choosing three young and deserving PWDs from indigent families who will be given the wheelchairs.

He also expressed his elation that a PWD organization has finally succeeded in entering the partylist system since this will give voice to the country’s PWDs.

Aquino hopes the partylist will include PDAO and other PWD organizations in the process of formulating bills in Congress that will benefit the sector.       Also present during the flag-raising activity was RCB guest, Rotary International District 3730 Governor Yu Dai Bong of Rotary Club of Wonju, South Korea – Gaby B. Keith