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Pagadian PWDS hired, get national govt benefits


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PAGADIAN CITY: This Zamboanga del Sur capital city apparently had a good-hearted concern for its own persons with disabilities (PWDs). Through the efforts of former mayor Romeo Pulmones, local qualified differently abled residents were given employment in jobs where their skills and competencies were needed. Pulmones, who culminated his third and last term last local elections, said “our PWDs cannot be ignored and remain useless, as many of them can help contribute to the growth and development of our fast growing community.” Arlene Ababon, president of Pagadian City Federation of PWDs, expressed much gratitude to the city government for hiring the group’s members — some as “job order”and others as regulars. Ababon said PWDs in Pagadian also get national benefits like the 20 percent discount in medicine and 12 percent value added tax exemption in food chains and restaurants, as well as 5 percent discount in grocery items and in commercial establishments.



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