Nanay, Delta meet sec­toral groups, ex­tend aid

Sun.Star Pampanga - - STORY! - BY IAN OCAMPO FLORA Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO--Gov­er­nor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda and Vice-Gov­er­nor Den­nis “Delta” Pineda met with per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties (PWDs) of the prov­ince as well as scav­engers and other marginal­ized sec­tors at the Bren Z. Guiao Con­ven­tion Cen­ter here on Mon­day.

The event was part of the Capi­tol's con­tin­u­ing ef­fort to ex­tend sup­port to marginal­ized groups through pro­grams and di­a­logue to ad­dress their needs.

The gov­er­nor as­sured the con­tin­u­ing sup­port for PWDs and their de­pen­dents through so­cial pro­grams and as­sis­tance. Last year, ben­e­fi­cia­ries who are el­e­men­tary and high school stu­dents and chil­dren of par­ents with dis­abil­i­ties re­ceived P2,500 each. At least 450 of them came from the first dis­trict, 430 from the sec­ond dis­trict, 715 from the third dis­trict, and 380 from the fourth dis­trict.

Gov­er­nor Pineda said PWDs can now en­joy more perks from the gov­ern­ment at par with the perks granted to se­nior cit­i­zens.

She said the provin­cial gov­ern­ment is al­ways ready to sup­port them not only in their ed­u­ca­tion but also in their liveli­hood and other ser­vices ben­e­fi­cial to them.

She also en­cour­aged the ben­e­fi­cia­ries to at­tend train­ings of­fered by the gov­ern­ment to pre­pare them for fu­ture em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties.

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