One hundred seventy-eight (178) more Children with Special Needs cuddled their new stuffed toys as the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tacurong closed the second and last day of its gift-giving activity this year for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), December 22, 2020.
The PWD kids received the same gifts as the first batch – a stuffed toy, a Jollibee meal and two-hundred-peso cash (P200.00) – from the City Mayor’s Office and the benevolent sponsors through the aid of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO).
City Mayor Angelo O. Montilla once again praised the parents of the Children with Special Needs and dubbed them as “heroes” in his message for their unconditional sacrifice for their kids despite their conditions.
Meanwhile, two (2) of the parents thanked the city government and its partner-stakeholders for the assistance extended to them and two (2) PWD kids sang for the guests at the Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center.
Once more, Mr. Reynaldo Lee, President of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) and an anonymous sponsor donated another sum of cash amounting to P35,600.00 for the children. Additionally, the PWD kids took home a new “terno” from Mr. and Mrs. PO3 Samuel Javier of S & M Realty, Rev. Octavio Consebit, and parents from Kairos Learning Academy of Tacurong who also sponsored “ternos” for the first batch of gift-giving.
As the proponent of the gift-giving, City First Lady Cora Montilla facilitated the smooth flow of the event. It was also graced with the presence City Councilors David Salazar and Bernardino Umadhay Jr., CSWD Officer Euphemia Robles, JTF-Talakudong Operations Officer Captain Rodrigo Sinoy, and Former City Mayor Lina Montilla.
With the three hundred (300) Children with Special Needs recipients of the gift-giving, including the nine (9) PWD kids who received wheelchairs, the City Government of Tacurong has graciously fulfilled its promise to deliver a much better service and bring even just a simple joy to the PWDs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (DEC, LGUTac-Info)