CAMIGUIN, October 3 (PIA)— To promote rehabilitative and supportive care to persons with disabilities (PWDs), the local government here conducts the Pa-Birthday and livelihood assistance programs in the province.
With a total budget of P169,400 for 2017, the Pa-Birthday program provides supplemental feeding and reading eyeglasses to 847 beneficiaries from the municipalities of Catarman, Guinsiliban, Mahinog, Mambajao and Sagay.
Currently, there are 299 PWD beneficiaries from Catarman, 202 from Mambajao, 148 from Mahinog, 113 from Guinsiliban and 85 from Sagay.
As for empowering the PWDs to create opportunity for themselves and others, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10 provides various livelihood assistance to the sector such as the sack bag, rug and curtain production where the department has allocated P250,000 for 24 beneficiaries.
The DOLE also provides individual livelihood assistance that would accommodate 10 beneficiaries per municipality.
For CY 2017, the local government allocates P339,560 for PWD programs, activities, projects and services.(RTP/PIA10)