Events: Physically Handicapped Residents Receive Wheelchairs
Outreach Communication and Research Services Head Lino Quevenco reported that from May 5, 2011 until April 18, 2012, Silay City government have given a total of fifty-four wheelchairs for the poor and physically handicapped residents in various barangays of the city as part of their humanitarian project.
Lino Quevenco, Outreach Communication and Research Services Head, poses with the recipient of PROCOM recently in Sitio Dap-dap, Silay City.*
"Disability inappropriately afflicts the poor due to various environmental factors that they are exposed to. It is time for the government to step in and provide some degree of support, for the highly disadvantaged and vulnerable group," Quevenco said.
The city is also continuously giving canes, walking aids and crutches to the poor and physically disabled residents through the Outreach Communication and Research Services under the Project Compassion or PROCOM. Thirty percent of the recipients of this project are the youths and seventy percent are senior citizens.
Since 2011, the city has given seventeen canes, five walking aids and five crutches to the recipients.
"PROCOM is a humanitarian project which aims to restore hope and smiles to every Silaynon. I am grateful that the Community Health Aids and Barangay Health Workers in the city contributed to the effective implementation of this project," he added.*(Joanzen D. Dedoroy)