Bayaning Tsuper Provides Service Vehicle For People With Disabilities In Cebu
A few days after filing their Certificate of Appointment and Acceptance (CONA) for the May 2022 elections, the Bayaning Tsuper Party List (BTS) traveled to the Southern Queen City to commission a service vehicle. dedicated to people with disabilities (PWD). The party list, which advocates for road safety governance and education, will represent transport workers in Congress. Lawyer Aminola “Alex” Abaton, the first candidate for Bayaning Tsuper, said they were aiming for a seat in Congress not only to address road safety issues, but also to help special sector of the community such as people with disabilities. . Abaton said the service vehicle in Cebu will ensure people with disabilities have free access to transportation. BTS will hire and compensate the drivers who will maintain the vehicle. For people with disabilities who wish to benefit from the free service, they can coordinate with their federation or organization. The Cebu Regional Federation of People with Disabilities, led by its president Joseph Jumantoc, met with Abaton to formalize the process of commissioning the service vehicle. Abaton also had a dialogue with the village chiefs of the barangays upstream of Cebu City to discuss the partnership between the barangays and BTS.
He said it is now high time that the perennial problems in the country, such as traffic accidents, were addressed. “In fact, we lack infrastructure, we lack concrete policy. So we believe that Bayaning Tsuper, if given the opportunity, can represent this kind of advocacy sa ating kongreso na masasabi natin na pakikinabangan ng ating mga kababayan “said Abaton. In June 2019, BTS was first hosted by members of road safety advocates. The former regional director of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Western Mindanao described the problem of road accidents as a pandemic in the country.In 2019, a total of 12,876 people were killed in road accidents, a average of 32 to 34 deaths per day. Besides the institutionalization of road safety in the country, the party list is also seeking to pass the inclusion of road safety education in the program of the Ministry of Education. The party list also seeks to legalize motorcycle taxis, otherwise known as habal-habal.
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