IDs FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
The Sangguniang Panlungsod has passed a resolution fully supporting the Implementation and Recognition of Identification Cards (ID) for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) pursuant to Republic Act 7277 or Magna Carta for Persons with Disability as Amended and for Other Purposes.
The resolution guarantees for PWDs at least 20% discount privileges in drugstores, dental and medical services including diagnostic and laboratory fees in all hospitals and medical facilities and transportation fares in all public utility vehicles nationwide. Accommodation in hotels and similar lodging establishments, restaurants and recreation centers are also subject to the same discount that PWDs can use and enjoy.
To avail of these benefits and privileges, the issuance of PWD Identification Cards duly endorsed by the National Council for the Welfare of the Disabled Person will be necessary.
Because of this, Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. has directed the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) to facilitate the production of the IDs, charged to the PWD Funds.
Another issue that is common to disabled persons are the harsh and rude words or statements being said to them. This resolution prohibits the utterance of slanderous and abusive statements which can make the PWDs lose their self-esteem.
The resolution was approved unanimously by the City Councilors, namely, Elena Dabu, sponsor of the resolution, Gina Perez, John Carlos delos Reyes, Rodel Cerezo, Sarah Garcia, Edwin Piano, Angelito Baloy, Aquilino Cortez, Anselmo Aquino, Carlito Baloy and Cheenee Hoya with City Vice Mayor Cynthia Cajudo.