3,000 PWDs to get 3-month worth of financial aid

AROUND 3,000 persons with disabilities (PWD) will receive three months worth of financial assistance from the Cebu City Government starting Friday, November 18, 2022.

Dr. Ester Concha, head of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), said during the Public Information Office Panghisgot Forum Thursday, November 17, that qualified PWDs will receive P3,000 each.

This will cover the supposed P1,000 monthly financial assistance for August, September and October that was delayed due to the lack of funds, she said.

According to Concha, there are 13,339 PWDs in the city, and to cover all beneficiaries, the distribution will happen simultaneously in all 80 barangays of Cebu City.

The PWD should be physically present to claim the cash aid since the disbursing officer will not accept any authorization letter, she added.

For bedridden PWDs, the CSWDO will conduct house-to-house distribution, Concha said. (IRT)