April 24, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – An organization of persons with disability (PWDs) in this town has ventured into sale and repair of assistive devices or mobility aids.
The municipal government turned over the mobility aids and supplies and a complete set of tools for repair services to Layad Organization-PWDs on July 19.
The supplies and equipment worth P480,660 were funded under the Department of Labor and Employment Integrated Livelihood Project.
In support of the government’s mandate to assist vulnerable sectors of the community and to protect the rights and promote the economic empowerment of PWDs, the Public Employment Service Office provided technical assistance to the Layad Organization-PWDs so it could avail of the program.
The mobility aids include 11 types of wheelchairs, four types of walkers, 23 types of crutches, and 40 kinds of equipment and tools.
Aside from the livelihood assistance, the local government has provided the organization free skills and entrepreneurial training in partnership with DOLE and Mountain Province State Polytechnic College.
Mayor Franklin Odsey encouraged the PWDs not to let their disabilities hinder them from achieving their dreams. – Christy Che-es and Alpine L. Killa