First Lady visits residential care facility

First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos has spent the weekend visiting a care facility for persons with special needs in Muntinlupa City to personally assess its wards and give gifts.

On her social media page, the President’s wife uploaded a video of her visit to the Elsie Gaches Village, a facility run by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, last Saturday.

During her visit, she reiterated President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s promise of granting funds for nearly 70 residential care centers and seven non-residential care centers for the vulnerable sectors and persons with disabilities.

She recognized EGV personnel for their “labor of love.”

“Thank you for all the hard work that you do,” she said.

“On behalf of my husband, who would like to convey his warm regards and well wishes to the residents of EGV, to all the DSWD personnel, doctors, (and) neurologists for all your hard work and all the effort that you put in to take care of the residents, I know it’s not easy and is really a labor of love,” she added.

According to DSWD, EGV is a residential care facility for persons with intellectual/mental impairments who were abandoned, neglected, or abused by their own family or community.

It was founded by American couple Samuel and Elsie Gaches, who donated their 16-hectare summer villa to the government in 1964 to shelter the sick, aged, and handicapped.

The First Lady was joined by DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo, Benguet Rep. Eric Yap, and DSWD-National Capital Region director Pinky Romualdez.

Under the proposed 2023 national budget, the Marcos administration is seeking a P197 billion budget to address the needs of the marginalized and vulnerable sectors of society through the DSWD.

“On behalf of my husband, who would like to convey his warm regards and well wishes to the residents of EGV, to all the DSWD personnel, doctors, (and) neurologists for all your hard work and all the effort that you put in to take care of the residents, I know it’s not easy and is really a labor of love,” she added.

According to DSWD, EGV is a residential care facility for persons with intellectual/mental impairments who were abandoned, neglected, or abused by their own family or community.

It was founded by American couple Samuel and Elsie Gaches, who donated their 16-hectare summer villa to the government in 1964 to shelter the sick, aged, and handicapped.

The First Lady was joined by DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo, Benguet Rep. Eric Yap, and DSWD-National Capital Region director Pinky Romualdez.

Under the proposed 2023 national budget, the Marcos administration is seeking a P197 billion budget to address the needs of the marginalized and vulnerable sectors of society through the DSWD.

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