Search for most PWD-friendly barangay launched in Cagayan de Oro

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By Mark Francisco, Correspondent
September 11, 2019

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THE City Social Welfare department of Cagayan de Oro on Wednesday (Septembe 11) launched the Search for the Most PWD-Friendly Barangays 2019.

A total of P190,000 in cash awards are at stake with two barangays sharing the grand prize of P30,000 each.

It was learned that the barangays are categorized into two - the numbered barangays and the non-numbered barangays in the city.

Second place winners will get P20,000 in cash prize while the third prize winners will get P15,000 each.

There will also be special awards of P10,000 each to the barangays which will get the jurors' nod in the following engagement pillars - governance, health, education, social protection, infrastructure and participation.

City administrator Teodoro Sabuga-a said that the Search for the Most PWD-Friendly Barangays 2019 recognizes the initiatives and efforts of the barangays in making its services as inclusive as possible.

"It also encourages the barangays to perform better each year, transforming the deveoped policies into hoistic development," Sabuga-a remarked. "It llikewise aims to gauge the relationship and partnership buit between the persons with disability sector and their respective barangays to sustain a PWD-friendly community."

Deadline for submission of applications is on September 30. Barangays which intend to join the awards are exhorted to visit the City Social Welfare and Development Department for more details.


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