ANGELES CITY -- Teachers of the Angeles Elementary School Special Education Center has appealed to employees of the SM City Clark that persons with disability (PWD) deserve to be treated correctly.
Sped teacher Editha Pena, who talked about the proper handling of physically- challenged individuals during a seminar conducted by the mall on Friday, said that PWDs need special attention especially when going to public places like malls.
Pena taught the mall's security guards and personnel on how to assist persons with special needs.
The Sped teachers at the same time lauded the SM Supermalls for being named as the country's most PWD-friendly business establishment.
Joel David, senior legislative staff of Angeles City, shared to the SM employees Ordinance Number 330 Series of 2013 otherwise known as the "ordinance prohibiting any acts of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, disability, age, health status, religion, race, and nationality".
David represented Councilor Alex Indiongo, who is the chairman of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Social Services.
Ordinance Number 330, which is also known as the Anti-Discrimination Ordinance of Angeles City, guarantees the protection of PWD, according to David.
Aaron Montenegro, SM City Clark assistant mall manager, thanked the Sped teachers and the city government for supporting their yearly seminar.
Montenegro said this is one way of showing their commitment to serve the public in line with the SM Supermalls corporate social responsibility.
Venus Manalang, public relations manager of SM City Clark, lauded the hearing-impaired students who rendered the doxology during the workshop.
She also thanked teacher Alice Maglalang who acted as interpreter for the Sped students during orientation.