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Bulacan, two-time PWD friendly province
By: PPAO
Monday, 23 December 2013
CITY OF MALOLOS- For two consecutive years, Bulacan headed by Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado was conferred as Persons with Disability (PWD)-Friendly province by Central Luzon Federation of Persons with Disability (CLFPWD) held at the Century Park Hotel, Angeles City last December 19, 2013.

The said award aims to recognize local government units, groups, individuals and institutions for their significant contributions and services in the sector of PWDs.

According to the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, being one of the best implementers of PWDs programs, the Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB) has already issued ID that benefited PWDs. Also, as provided by the law, PWDs can avail discounts on their purchases and medical services.

In addition, aside from allowances for municipality or city presidents, PGB also distributes assistive devices like wheel chairs and crutches twice a month to Bulakenyo PWDs.

Further, the PGB has also assigned a designated Disability Affairs Officer, provided accessibility features in the area, passed laws for the welfare of PWDs and allotted budget for PWD programs.

Other awardees were Kapisanan ng may Kapansanan sa Malolos of Malolos, Bulacan for Best PWD-Friendly Organization; Jaen, Nueva Ecija in Municipality Category; Olongapo City in City Category; Marivic Cacho Alcantara as Best PWD-Friendly Leader; and Nueva Ecija Association of PWDs Multi-Purpose Cooperative as Best PWD-Friendly Community Project.

Winners received plaques and certificate of recognition.

July last year, Bulacan was also hailed as Outstanding Province in Central Luzon for promoting the welfare of PWDs as part of the celebration of the 34th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week.###

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