Olongapo City– This city has been elevated to the hall of fame after clinching the Most Outstanding PWD (Persons With Disability) Friendly City award in Central Luzon for three (3) consecutive years.
Mayor Rolen C. Paulino said that the award, given by the Central Luzon Regional Council on Disability Affairs, acknowledges that the local government of Olongapo is taking care of PWD residents and visitors.
He added that the Persons with Disability Office under Jun Pascua and his staff, “are doing a superb job.”
Olongapo bested other competitors which included Mabalacat City, Malolos City, Angeles City, Tarlac City and San Jose del Monte.
The city has a comprehensive documentation of PWD programs, activities and projects such as feeding, free medical checkup, dental service and free eye check up and eyeglasses.
Also, the local government has passed city ordinance no. 25 series of 2014, the Magna Carta for persons with disabilities and other program under the City Social Welfare and Development Office.
Olongapo now represents Central Luzon for the same award in the national level.