Members of PDAO, with the support of GAD staff seen distributing the ₱1,000 cash aid of registered indigent PWDs via house-to-house.
A total of 206 registered indigent Persons with Disabilities in four barangays have received their P1,000 cash assistance on Oct. 13, 2021 via house-to-house distribution.
This after Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. allotted ₱2.5 million under Supplemental Budget No. 2 for the assistance of 2,361 indigent registered PWDs.
Two teams were formed from Persons with Disabilities Office headed by Alma Vital, with the support of the Gender and Development Office led by Mina Cabiles, to deliver the ₱1,000 cash aid at the doorsteps of the PWD-beneficiaries. The teams were being supervised by Lazatin’s Chief Adviser IC Calaguas and Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel.
To date, 29 PWDs in Barangay Agapito Del Rosario already received their ₱1,000 financial assistance; 66 in Barangay Claro M. Recto; 70 in Barangay Lourdes Sur East; and 41 in Barangay Virgen Delos Remedios.
On the other hand, the distribution to 138 PWDs will resume today, Oct. 14, 2021 — 71 in Lourdes North West and 67 in Sta. Trinidad.
Distribution to the remaining barangays will follow suit.
To recall, 139 bedridden PWDs, who were visited last August via house-to-house for their Covid-19 vaccines, already received their ₱1,000 cash aid, amounting to P139,000. The fund used was also from SB no. 2.
The welfare of the PWDs has been one of the priorities of Mayor Lazatin.
Further, 33,453 senior citizens are also to receive ₱1,000 financial assistance with Vitamin C, as well as cash aid of ₱1,000 to solo parents while ₱2,000 kabuhayan assistance and food packages will be given to 313 Aeta families.