By Marc Eric A. Cosep
PIO Reporter

CEBU CITY (Nov. 17, 2022)More than 13,000 beneficiaries of the financial assistance for the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) program will receive their ₱3,000 cash assistance tomorrow, Nov. 18.

Dr. Esther Concha, head of the Department of Social Welfare Services, made this announcement during the Panaghisgot Forum, held at the caucus room of the Cebu City Hall’s legislative building.

DSWS head Dr. Ester Concha. 📷 PIO/Ruel Rosello

The distribution will be done simultaneously in all 80 barangays in the city, with City Hall employees serving as disbursement officers.

The distribution, according to Concha, will be done either at the barangay gym, barangay hall, or at a designated open area in the barangay.

Concha said that, based on their current records, there will be 13,339 PWDs who will receive ₱3,000 covering the months of August, September, and October.

Furthermore, Concha said that City Hall employees will personally give financial assistance in their homes for the bedridden PWDs.

Tomorrow’s distribution, according to Concha is part of Mayor Mike Rama’s promise to resume the distribution of financial assistance for the PWDs after the local and national elections that happened last May 9.

Panaghisgot. Dr. Ester Concha and Ms. Flora Bering of DSWS guested during the Nob. 17 edition of the bi-weekly forum at City Hall. They are flanked by hosts Texr Kana and Santino Bunachita. 📷 PIO/Ruel Rosello

“We still have to process paman gyud, maong it took us time. But rest assured maka dawat na gyud ni sila ugma,” said Concha.

As to the remaining months, Concha said that her office is already processing the cash assistance.

Likewise, Concha reminded that those who will claim their financial assistance must bring their original PWD IDs as disbursing officers will not release the cash assistance if they failed to do so.

“Sayo lang sab mo kai sayo nato sugdan atonf distribution,” added Concha. # (PIO/MEACosep)