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CH set to release PWDs’ cash aid for 5 months

Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) - April 16, 2021 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has announced that the distribution of the persons with disabilities (PWDs) financial assistance will start on May 8, 2021.

The financial aid amounting to P5,000 covers the months of January, February, March, April, and May.

The city government enacted City Ordinance 2456 which grants annual cash aid to qualified PWDs amounting to P12,000 or P3,000 every quarter of the year.

The distribution will be done on a house-to-house manner to assure the safety of the PWDs.

Labella said the distribution will not take long since the number of registered PWDs is not that much compared to the registered senior citizens in the city which is at least 80,000.

There are at least 11,000 qualified PWDs in the city.

Just like the senior citizens, the city government assured the PWDs that they will also get a cash card for their yearly financial aid.

Labella said their cash cards are still being processed.

Last October, the mayor issued an executive order establishing the guidelines for the distribution of the financial assistance, through cash card, for eligible senior citizens and PWDs in the city.

"In order to have more ease in future distributions of financial aid to senior citizens and PWDs in the new normal, the City Government of Cebu deems it fit to do the distribution through cash cards and establish guidelines thereto," read Executive Order No. 96. — GMR (FREEMAN)

EDGARDO LABELLA PWD
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