PAGADIAN CITY, July 24(PIA)- – The differently abled community in Pagadian City is thankful for the continuous assistance being given to them by the national and local government.
“Dako among pasalamat sa City Government of Pagadian kay naghatag jud sila ug importansya sa mga Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) sama nako. Gitabangan mi sa employment.” (We are thankful to the City Government of Pagadian for giving importance to PWDs like me. They provided us employment) , said Arlene Ababon, president, Pagadian City Federation of PWD .
“Akong mga uban nga deaf –mute, na-employ pud sila, ang uban job order, uban sab regular, “ (my companions who are deaf-mute were also hired, some are job order and others are regular) she informed.
Ababon said they are appreciative of the benefits accorded to PWDs like the 20% discount , “nakuha jud namo among 20% discount sa mga palitonon like medicines ug exemption sa 12% VAT sa mga food chains and restaurants.” ( we are enjoying the 20% discount in medicine and 12% VAT exemption in food chains and restaurants)
“Na enjoy pud namo among 5% discount sa grocery items sa mga dagkong mga tindahan diri,” ( We are also enjoying our 5% discount in grocery items in big establishments here).
She said these benefits have a big impact in their daily living as it made life a little bit easy for them. “Napagaan among kinabuhi aning mga benipisyo para PWDs.” (Life is a bit light with the benefits given to PWDs) .
She also takes pride of the various skills and livelihood training her federation has gotten from the national government like the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and other concerned agencies.
“Sa kamatuuran, naa mi atenan karon nga whole day training sa coconut and mango production,” (matter of fact, we will be attending today a whole day training on coconut and mango production) she ended, as she gave her widest smile . (ALT/JPA-PIA9/Zamboanga del Sur)
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