The Municipality of Leganes, Iloilo was declared as the Most PWD (Person with Disability) Friendly Municipality after three months of search and validation. The awarding ceremony took place last August 1, 2017 at the Grand Social Hall of Casa Real de Iloilo, Provincial Capitol, Iloilo City.
The culminating activity of the “Search for the Most PWD-Friendly Municipality” in the Province of Iloilo was held with the theme “Karapatan at Pribilehiyong Maykapansanan: Isakatuparan at Ipaglaban.” The award was received by Leganes Mayor Adolfo E. Jaen, Mr. Wency Silao, President of PWD Association in the Municipality of Leganes and MLGOO Celia B. Diaz. Concepcion emerged as First Runner-Up and Tigbauan as the Second Runner-Up, both represented by Mr. Johnrey Villarias and Ms. Lilibeth Cajomocan, President of Concepcion and Tigbauan PWD Association respectively.
Seven municipalities participated in the said activity which includes the towns of Tigabuan, Concepcion, Leganes, Pavia, Oton, Cabatuan and Leon. Each Municipality was represented by their Sanguniang Bayan Members and Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officers.
The Search for the Most PWD-Friendly Municipality was an Inter-Agency effort of PHO, IPPO, Provincial Engineer’s Office, Provincial Planning and Development Office, Provincial Information and Community Affairs office, NGO, DSWD, DILG and Provincial Legal Office. (LGOO II Felita May S. Comuelo & LGOO II Mark Rodjerick L. Panes, DILG6-Iloilo)