BAGUIO City- In celebration of its 110th founding anniversary the Baguio Country Club and its partners equipped Persons with Disabilities for their easy mobility and to accomplish their task every day.
BCC, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -Day Saints Charities through the Physicians for peace and their partners distributed 19 wheelchairs to the beneficiaries last August 29, 2015, aside from wheelchairs the group handed 39 reflectorize white cane to Visually Impaired Persons (V.I.P).
Baguio Country Club General Manager Anthony De Leon said that this activity is an advocacy of their anniversary celebration to help the community especially the less fortunate and express his gratitude to their partners with their overwhelming support in this endeavor.
Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan in his message challenged the beneficiaries to use the items they received properly.
“You can go anywhere you want to go with the help of those gadgets.” Domogan added
The city government helped in the identifying the beneficiaries.
Doctor Teodoro Herbosa, chairman of the Board of Physicians for Peace said that they are doing this all over the Philippines to help persons with problems on mobility to live a normal life.
“We are not only giving these devices but we assist the situation of this people to be able to know what is appropriate for them.”Herbosa added.
Talking watches were also given to the 24 individual V.I.P of Baguio.
PWDS can now also monitor the blood pressure of their members through the talking BP apparatus from the Jesse M. Robredo Foundation.
The talking BP apparatus will not only tell the Blood Pressure Reading but it will also tell if the person is normal or hypertensive.
Prostheses, orthoses and foot insert were also distributed to PFP’s Baguio beneficiaries. Mr. Desederio Gapasin a hip disarticulation prosthesis user & Cat 2 Prosthetist and PFP scholar fabricated the devise.
The beneficiaries were grateful for what have they received.
The BCC is planning to conduct this advocacy towards PWDs’ self-reliance & empowerment