Sara vows jobs, livelihood training for PWDs

April 11, 2022 Jester P. Manalastas 200 views

LAKAS-CMD and Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) vice presidential candidate Sara Duterte vowed to help the next administration in providing more jobs and livelihood training for the Person with Disabilities (PWDs).

During her visit at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) compound for a “meet and greet” with the PWDs of Quezon City’s third District, she reiterated how the PWDs in Davao City were given priority in terms of business and livelihood.

She said the City Government of Davao prioritizes the provision of their personally managed offices that will promptly cater to fellow PWDs’ needs.

“Sa Davao City, gusto nila (PWDs) meron silang autonomy sa pagpapatakbo ng opisina. Kaya ‘yun po ang tinatrabaho namin na hindi na po sila naka-attach sa aming City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO),” Mayor Sara said, adding that the Davao City Hall employs a considerable number of PWDs.

“Ang ginagawa namin ngayon ay maging stand-alone office sila at sila mismo, ang aming mga officers at kasama ang mga empleyado sa City Government of Davao na assigned sa opisina nila, sila ang mag decide kung ano ang mga polisiya at projects para sa kanilang sector,” she added.

Among the attendees in the event is Daisy Lumalang, 54, an orthopedic impaired since she was 2 years old, said she is thankful to Duterte for being passionate in serving the underprivileged, especially the PWD sector.

“Malaki po ang pasasalamat naming mga PWD na bumisita si Mayor Sara dito dahil alam namin na tunay ang kanyang malasakit sa lahat — lalong lalo na sa aming mga may kapansanan,” Lumalang said.

Mayor Sara has highlighted the importance of business security in different sectors stating that it is the “key to financial stability.”