The office of the Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo “Pulong” Duterte distributed recently over 300 wheelchairs to seven barangays in the city.
The recipient barangays were Catalunan Grande, Catalunan Pequeño, 5-A, Matina Aplaya, Dumoy, Ma-a, and Magtuod, all situated under the First District.
Catalunan Grande barangay councilor Nicolasa Morata said that there were senior citizens who earlier requested a wheelchair, as some are having difficulty walking because of their respective health conditions.
She added that they have to assess the senior citizens who are really in need of wheelchairs. She added that there are 3,857 senior citizens in Catalunan Grande.
NHA Madelwadan Ma-a Senior Citizen Chapter head Jaime Calledo, Sr. echoed the same concern, stressing that the senior citizens will be happy with Duterte’s assistance.
Masca Matina Aplaya Senior Citizen Association head Theresita R. Baniog also thanked the First Congressional District Office for the immediate assistance. She said these wheelchairs will surely be utilized by the intended beneficiaries.
The office of Representative Duterte has been giving either cash or in-kind assistance to its constituents and aside from wheelchairs, the senior citizens of the first congressional district continue to receive free maintenance medication monthly from the younger Duterte’s office.