TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The City Special Concern and Coordinating Office (CSCCO) has provided a platform for the campaign of the president of the PWD Federation, Genevieve Wagayan, to provide new hope to other Tabukenos who are physically challenged.
To assist her, Wagayan has been provided a free space at the Senior Citizen’s Building by the CSCCO. “Daytuy ket bassit laeng nga tulong para kadagituy PWDs tayo nga maka-generate ti revenue,” CSCCO Division Head Marydale Lattut stated.
Free training on various massage services is available through the newly-opened program. Wagayan also offers Deep Tissue Massage, Shiatsu, Swedish, Therapeutic, and Massage Hilot for a low price of P400.00-450.00. Senior citizens and people with disabilities get a 20 percent discount.
Depending on the client’s needs, add-ons such as the use of Ventosa cups, hot compress, and hot stone are also offered.
Wagayan has six years of experience as a registered massage therapist. She completed her NCII course at the Wellness and Educational Institute of the Blessed Steward, Inc., where she received Valedictory honors. She also received massage and body therapy training at Casa de Masseur.
The CSCCO expressed its gratitude to Wagayan for partnering with them to provide free training to aspiring PWDs in the city.
In an interview, Lattut also mentioned the group known as Happy Hands, a PWD-run walking bakery, as one of the organizations being assisted by the city government.
“Saan tayo kuma nga kitan isuda (PWDs) based on their circumstances, but in their abilities. Tapnu saan da kuma maidasdasig,” Lattut further stated.
According to Mayor Darwin C. Estrañero, providing fast, efficient, and effective services and aid to many sectors, particularly the impoverished and disenfranchised, is one of his top priorities.
By Rio Dongcayan Bassong