by Cesar Ilao III
The Anos Association of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) gathered at the Barangay Hall of Anos on May 19, 2017 to have their monthly PWDs meeting with Brgy. Captain Celerino Balasoto Jr.
The monthly PWDs meeting started on 2015. Balasoto Jr. said that the meeting aims to maintain communication between the PWDs. The meeting allows them to plan for projects they can conduct for fundraising, and to bond with each other.
The meeting enabled the PWDs to organize a program entitled Summer Bingo For A Cause: Laro Mo, Tulong Mo! The program will be conducted on May 27, 2017 at the Makiling Covered Court.
The bingo card price is PhP 50 each. Proceeds of the Summer Bingo for a Cause will benefit the AAPWD livelihood project.
“Ibinabangko nila [yung pondo], tapos pag may kailangan, nakakahiram sila doon. Yung iba nakakapagsoli, yung iba hindi. Given na yun, gawa ng pangangailangan,” explained Brgy. Captain Balasoto.
Usually, PWDs need enough money to meet their medical needs, such as dialysis.Brgy. Captain Balasoto added that dialysis is an ongoing and a lifetime process thus, the need for money is also continuous. The earnings of the barangay livelihood project with PWDs help provide additional financial support of the PWDs in need. “Everytime may kailangang ang PWDs, kailangan pa nilang pumunta doon [sa iba’t-ibang ahensya], so maganda na yung may pondo sila,” added Balasoto Jr.