Quezon City Councilor Dorothy Delarmente will distribute some 100 wheelchairs as a special Valentine gift to the city’s underprivileged disabled residents in the first district.
Councilor Delarmente, a doctor by profession, has partnered with her fraternity brothers from the Phi Kappa Mu of the University of the Philippines’ College of Medicine, to facilitate the distribution of the free wheelchairs, which will also serve as the councilor’s Valentine gift to the city’s disabled constituents.
The turnover ceremony, which will be held on February 12, will be highlighted by an advocacy walk from Philcoa to the QC Hall Risen Garden grounds. The activity will also have as participants previous beneficiaries of the program.
The lady councilor expressed optimism that the project shall serve as an effective venue to increase the level of public awareness on the plight of persons with disabilities in the city that they, too, need to be empowered to ensure their successful integration into the mainstream of national growth and development.
Last year, the fraternity, under its flagship project “Empowerment Through Mobility,” also provided similar donations to Quezon City.
Aside from QC, the UP-PGH based fraternity will also be providing wheelchairs to other local government units as well as hospitals and non-government organizations around the country.-30- Maureen Quinones, PAISO.