09 December 2014

Olongapo City elevated to Hall of Fame as PWD-Friendly City in Region 3

The local government of Olongapo led by Mayor Rolen Paulino was elevated to the hall of fame after clinching the Most Outstanding PWD-Friendly City in Central Luzon for three consecutive years.

In accepting the award from the Regional Council on Disability Affairs, Paulino said this only shows that the local government of Olongapo gives priority in taking care of the city's PWD residents.

“We will not be receiving this award if not for our Persons with Disability Office under the care of Jun Pascua and his staff. They are doing a superb job,” Paulino said.

Among those who competed for the award were Mabalacat City, Malolos City, Angeles City, Tarlac City and San Jose del Monte.

PWD-friendly programs that set the city apart are its comprehensive documentation of PWDs, projects for PWDs such as feeding programs, free medical checkups, free dental services, and free eye check ups inclusive of free eyeglasses.

The local government also passed city ordinance no. 25 series of 2014 upholding the Magna Carta for Persons with Disabilities, as well as other programs implemented by the City Social Welfare and Development Office.

The city will be vying for the same title at the national level. (SNL)

Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino receives a Plaque of Recognition from the Central Luzon Federation of Persons with Disability for his genuine support & contribution to the cause of PWDs. The plaque was awarded last December 5, 2014 at Stotsemberg Clark Field Angeles City.