Mayor Carlo Rabat extends his felicitations to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as it celebrates its 66th year anniversary this morning at the City Hall compound during the flag raising ceremony.

On the said occasion, City of Mati is so privileged to have been a beneficiary of sustainable livelihood program assistance for some accredited associations in the city and assistive devices to some selected persons with disabilities.

Representing DSWD Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat, Convergence Coordinator Merlinda A. Paragamac distributed the micro-enterprise livelihood assistance to two beneficiaries in the amount of Php 200,000.00 for each association. Moreover, Joakim Dapitanon and Elsie Golisao received wheeled chair from the department through the support of Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) and the Church of the Latter Day Saints.

These are just among the benefits that resulted from the collaborative efforts of the city government and its partners in providing welfare and development to its constituents.

In his message delivered by Vice Mayor Glenda Monette Rabat-Gayta, Mayor Carlo said this is a very positive labor of love to help out small business industries to venture greater opportunities and improve their capabilities for sustainability and dependency.

He further said that this is one way of reaching out to the grassroots and make every government services and privileges available to them.