The annual gift-giving activity of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tacurong continues this year as one hundred thirteen (113) Children with Special Needs each received a stuffed toy, a Jollibee meal and two hundred pesos (P200.00) courtesy of the city government and other sponsors, December 18, 2020.
A brainchild of City First Lady Cora Montilla, the gift-giving pushed through at the Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center with the effort of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) and the support of the Community-based Volunteer for the Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (CBVRDP) in the city.
City Mayor Angelo O. Montilla acknowledged in his message the hardships of the parents in raising their Children with Special Needs and also expressed his gratitude towards the agencies and people who made, not just this gift-giving but also other programs, possible for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).
Likewise, two of the children’s parents also shared their message of thanks to the LGU and partner-stakeholders for assisting their children’s medications and operations. One of the beneficiaries of the LGU and Tebow Cure Hospistal, Ara Jane Ablan, also offered an intermission number to the PWDs and guests.
Reynaldo Lee, President of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) and an anonymous sponsor donated a total of P22, 600.00 making the PWDS take home P200.00 each. Mr. and Mrs. PO3 Samuel Javier of S & M Realty and Rev. Octavio Consebit and parents from Kairos Learning Academy of Tacurong also sponsored some of the gifts.
The event was also graced by City Vice Mayor Lino O. Montilla, City Councilors Lalaine Montilla and David Salazar, Philippine Army 6O1st Infantry Brigade Commander Brigadier General Roy M. Galido and his wife Rina Galido, CSWD Officer Euphemia Robles, and FFCCCII President Reynaldo Lee.
The LGU is on track to gift one hundred eighty-seven (187) more PWDs on December 22, 2020. (DEC, LGUTac-Info)