Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

The 43 Cordillera honor graduate scholars of DOST - SEI in a group photo session. (Photo by DOST - CAR)

CHED Chairperson Prospero De Vera III (left) joined by CHED - CAR OIC Regional Director Ma. Geraldine Casipit (2nd from left) and officials from the different SUCs and premier universities in Cordillera answer queries in an open forum during the Regional Higher Education Summit. (CCD/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Manuel Wong with partners from DOLE, DTI and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, promotes the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

PMA Host Parent Assn at 40. PMA Host Parent Association officials headed by chairperson and former Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan with Guest of Honor and Speaker Mayor Benjamin Magalong and PMA officials give recognition to their Pioneer members who started the foster a cadet program in 1979, during the t 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association, Saturday. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR Regional Director Manuel Wong and DTI Baguio - Benguet Director Freda Gawisan leads other partners from DOLE and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, to promote the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

PCSO, PLGU provide free assistive devices to PWDs in Mt. Province

BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The provincial government through the Provincial Persons with Disability Affair Office (PDAO) has partnered with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and MVRN Prosthesis Center in helping orthopedic persons with disabilities acquire the appropriate assistive devices.

 

MVRN Prosthesis Center based in Pangasinan recently assessed 94 PWDs in the province who are in need of assistive devices. Based on the data of the PDAO, 50 of those assessed are in need of wheelchair; 14 each are in need of prosthesis and crutches, four each in need of quad cane, walker and body brace; three needs leg brace, and one needs ortho shoes. The total cost of these assistive devices is P805, 000.

Representatives of 10 PWDs receive Php. 11,160.00 each from the proceeds generated from the fund raising activities jointly conducted by the Philippine Red Cross-Mountain Province Chapter and the Provincial Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO).

The MVRN issued each of the assessed PWD a quotation stating the needed device and its specification and the price, and a Certification certifying that MVRN is willing to accept the Guarantee Letter issued by PCSO.

In support to PWDs, the provincial government has allotted the amount of P45, 000 under the PDAO funds which was used to procure two wheelchairs, 15 crutches, 7 canes and 4 walkers for 28 of the assessed PWDs.

PDAO-designate Maria Codeo informed that the PCSO which partnered with the MVRN shoulders the funding of the other assistive devices through the issuance of a Guarantee Letter after the PWDS have complied with the other requirements such as any valid ID, medical certificate and implant specification issued by the Municipal Health Officer based on the assessment of the needed assistive devices as specified by the MVRN.

Codeo said the Guarantee Letter is issued by Branch Head/Administrative Officer III Evilio Andy S. Timario of PCSO Bontoc Branch Office.

The PCSO has already released Guarantee Letters of 30 PWDs to PDAO which were  forwarded to MVRN. The assistive devices of these 30 PWDs are expected to be delivered on July 29, 2019. 

All the assistive devices are given free except for the prosthesis and wheelchairs wherein each of the beneficiaries of prosthesis which costs P30,000 and wheelchair costing P6,000 pay a counterpart of P5,000.00 and P1,000.00 respectively. Some of the prosthesis and wheelchair beneficiaries were able to request from the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office a financial assistance to pay their counterpart, Codeo added.

She said there are still assessed PWDs who have not yet complied with the requirements like PWDs without valid IDs, difficulty in transporting PWDs for medical check-up for the issuance of a medical certificate.

In related development, the PDAO in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross-Mountain Province Chapter conducted fund raising activities such as the  Mt. Mogao Trail Run, Tickets-for-a-Cause during the Begnas di Bauko and the Lang-ay Festival. Net proceeds amounting to P111, 160 was divided equally among ten PWDs undergoing medication. (JDP/JBS-PIA CAR, Mt. Province)

By Juliet B. Saley

 

Baguio

  • CHED calls on CAR HEIs' support for successful UAQTEA implementation

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 15 (PIA) - - The Commission on Higher Education(CHED)  calls for a stronger partnership with Cordillera stakeholders for the successful implementation of Republic Act 10931 and in ensuring that more young people will have equitable access to free quality tertiary education.

  • DOST honor graduate scholars in Cordillera feted

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 16 (PIA) - - The Department of Science and Technology – Cordillera Regional Office (DOST-CAR) feted 43 honor   graduate scholars for their excellent academic achievements.

  • Muslims offer to guard churches in Baguio

    BAGUIO CITY—Churchgoers were surprised on Sunday morning when Muslims joined them for a Mass at the Baguio Cathedral, a site popular among residents and tourists.

  • Window hours set for Kennon Road residents only

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug 9 (PIA) -- Despite the closure of Kennon Road, the Cordillera Region Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CRDRRMC) has set window hours to allow residents to pass through the landslide affected area in Barangay Camp 6, Sitio Camp 5 in Tuba, Benguet.

  • PIA develops strategic communications curriculum for PMA

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) explored areas of cooperation on developing a curriculum on communication and public information for the Academy.

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Mt. Province

  • Healthy mom and baby, cooking contests mark Nutri Month

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Aug. 6(PIA) -- To raise community awareness and to inculcate health and nutrition habits for children at an early age for healthy living, the provincial government conducted Healthy Mother and Child   and cooking contests in celebration of this year’s Nutrition Month.

  • Provincial livelihood program benefits more individuals

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The Provincial Livelihood Program (PLP) of the Provincial Government here continues to provide livelihood assistance to qualified individuals in the province.

  • PCSO, PLGU provide free assistive devices to PWDs in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The provincial government through the Provincial Persons with Disability Affair Office (PDAO) has partnered with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and MVRN Prosthesis Center in helping orthopedic persons with disabilities acquire the appropriate assistive devices.

  • Mt. Province officials vow to work together for a common goal

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 8 (PIA) --Inspired by the fresh mandate given by the electorate in the province, the newly elected provincial officials publicly announced during their oathtaking to put aside politics and vowed to work hand in hand with one common goal- to move this province forward. 

  • MP sectors one skedy resolution of murder of 3 Besao youths

    Bontoc, Mountain Province – Members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council put their full weight for the speedy resolution of the killing of three natives of Agawa, Besao who reportedly went to hunt and fish but were found dead days later along the Lakanga creek within the vicinity of Baclingayan, a sitio of Tabacda, Tubo, Abra.

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