The Zamboanga City government extended Wednesday, July 1, cash assistance to persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the city.
This was the first time that the local government provided cash aid to PWDs.
“Some 500 PWDs who are members of Barangay PWD organizations received the P1,000 cash incentives during distribution that coincided with the social pension payout for senior citizens,” the city government said.
The recipients came from barangays Vitali, Buenavista, Calabasa, Sangali, Taluksangay, Mampang, Arena Blanco, Labuan, Cawit, San Roque, Sta. Maria and Boalan.
The distribution of cash assistance was pursuant to Ordinance 505-2019, also known as “An Ordinance providing Cash Benefits to PWDs in the city of Zamboanga and for other related purposes.”