February 29, 2024

Unclaimed used clothes confiscated by the Public Order and Safety Division in its illegal vending operations benefited persons with disability (PWD) associations who used the items for their livelihood.

People with Disabilities Affairs Office (PDAO) Chief Samuel Aquino and POSD enforcers led by Daryll Longid recently turned over stocks of these used clothes to two PWD groups for their livelihood programs.

Two groups of visually impaired represented by Rita Tabajonda and Myrna Galutan, respectively received several sacks of used clothes in two separate programs held recently.

The groups convert the used clothes into rags and sell them for P35 apiece of three for P100 to help in their daily sustenance.

One of the turn-over programs was witnessed Camp 7 Kagawad Susan Habiling and Irisan PWD president Elizabeth Bayla. 

The used clothes were among those confiscated by the POSD enforcers from illegal vendors.  

The POSD said owners were given ample time to claim their wares. 

However those that remain unclaimed after the prescriptive period are stockpiled and later turned over to agencies or offices in need of the items for their programs and beneficiaries upon request. – Aileen P. Refuerzo