Olongapo is 2013 PWD-friendliest city
January 10, 2014
Olongapo City has been named as the 2013 PWD (Persons With Disability)-friendliest city during the Central Luzon Federation of Persons with Disability (CLFPWD) held in Angeles City, Pampanga.
City Social Welfare and Development Office chief Jun Pascua said the award was given to Olongapo for the local government’s effort to help the disabled to cope with daily life in the city.
Pascua furthered that the city’s ordinances, programs, legislation, services, and other activities have helped lift the city from their Central Luzon competitors in terms of helping the disabled.
Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino lauded the local government for the win and added that the city is working hard to improve the lives of disabled residents.
All registered PWDs in Olongapo City are very much satisfied of the services provided to them, which includes Dental Checkup, Workshops and Seminars, and other activities.
The city also received a Certificate of Appreciation as Finalist to the 2013 2nd RCDA Awards for the Persons With Disability in Friendly Localities, Organizations, Community Projects, and Leaders during the International Day of Persons With Disabilities.
Architect Luz Mangonon–Casipong who is a PWD working for the engineering department of the city also received a Leadership Award. (Jonas Reyes)