TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – The provincial government of Lanao del Norte has distributed assistive devices such as wheelchairs and leg prosthetics to over 40 persons with disabilities (PWD) recently.
Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo personally led on Jan. 13, 2022 the distribution of 29 wheelchairs and 11 prosthetic legs to all present PWDs held at the Provincial Capitol Lobby in Barangay Pigcarangan here.
The distribution of assistive devices to PWD is a yearly activity of Governor Dimaporo to aid and a positive outlook to the beneficiaries amidst the lingering effects of the pandemic.
“I’m hoping that these restorative devices make you happy and help you with your daily tasks.” Governor Dimaporo told the beneficiaries.
As her birthday threat, Governor Dimaporo also gave the beneficiaries food packs, cash gifts, including toys for those children beneficiaries.
Aside from singing a ‘Happy Birthday, some beneficiaries also offered Governor Dimaporo a song that she genuinely enjoyed, which made her also sing one of their favorite songs with hubby 2nd Dist. Rep. Dimaporo.
One of the recipients, Mr. Dario Gabonada of Lanipao, expressed his heartfelt thanks to Governor Dimaporo.
“We are very happy for what we have received today. It just proves that you never forget us, the PWD sector. Hoping that this practice will continue to serve many more people with impairments and difficulties like me,” said Gabonada.
Together with the two active congressmen, 1st Dist. Rep. Mohammad Khalid Q. Dimaporo and 2nd Dist. Rep. Abdullah D. Dimaporo, Governor Dimaporo assured the PWDs of their constant support to uphold their lives and value their existence.
She commended the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office spearheaded by Ms. Annabelle Mendez and Mr. Diode Alota, the PWD Federated President, for their continued efforts and initiatives in acquiring those customized wheelchairs and prosthetic legs from TAHANANG WALANG HAGDANAN in Manila.
The Tahanan is a rehabilitation and skills training center founded to provide skills training and special education to persons with disabilities.
“As we embark on another challenging year, brought by this new variant – the Omicron – let us help each other protect one another. Though this Omicron may not affect us severely, especially those vaccinated, with its rapid spread, it could still hit our population and economy, “Governor Dimaporo added. (With PIO-LDN)