MASANTOL -- In a bid to uplift the lives of person with disabilities (PWDs) here, the local government, together with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), distributed facility aid to their indigent members recently.

Some 12 handicapped residents from different villages in the town received wheelchairs to support their mobilization.

Mayor Danilo Guintu, who led the distribution of assistance, said that the equipments are the small share of the local government in lightening the daily struggles of the PWDs.

He also motivated the recipients to always be positive in their lives as the government creates many projects for their benefit.

Guintu also disclosed that more PWDs in their town are set to receive assistance this year through the budget created by Sangguniang Bayan and the PCSO.

The local chief executive also extended his gratitude to the PCSO for prioritizing the needs of the members of PWDs in this town.