BAGUIO CITY – A worthy partnership comes back to Baguio and Benguet this May hoping to give hope to handicapped persons.
The Rotary Clubs of Baguio and Benguet together with the Rotary Club of Coimbatore Midtown District 3201 and the Baguio Congressman’s Social Responsibility Foundation, Inc. (BCSRFI) is bringing back the Limbs for the Limbless project which seeks to provide prosthetic limbs to indigent handicapped persons.
The project is a yearly international outreach of the Rotary Club of Coimbatore to distribute artificial limbs throughout Asia. Last May 2015, the Indian Rotary Club brought the project to Baguio and La Trinidad providing 100 patients with artificial limbs. This year the project is extended for the entire Cordillera region.
Coimbatore is a city in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.
Baguio Rep. Nicasio M. Aliping Jr. said that the international project would benefit more indigent handicapped persons in Baguio and added his appreciation to Rotary past president Baboo Kannan, who is the district chair for the Artificial Limbs Committee the Coimbatore Rotary for bringing back the project to the city.
“I am so happy that the Rotary Club of Coimbatore has chosen Baguio once again to be part of this noble endeavor to give fresh hope to our indigent patients,” Rep. Aliping said.
He added that handicapped patients may start heading to the Office of the Congressman at the Baguio City Hall to register while the actual measurements of registered beneficiaries will be taken on March 11 at the Benguet State University.
“The beneficiaries will not be charged for any of the services and implants. A person of any age who has lost a limb, or limbs, or part of it (especially the leg) due to any reason can enroll,” a primer on the project stated.
“This is a project worthy of our help and assistance and I am happy the Rotary Clubs of Baguio and La Trinidad has partnered with the Baguio Congressman’s Social Responsibility Foundation in bringing hope to the limbless in our city,” Aliping added.
The foundation is composed of business and community leaders with a heart for Baguio. Its board of directors include Councilors Isabelo Cosalan, Joel Alangsab and Leandro Yangot, Joseph Cabato, Engr. Jun Orca, lawyer Ron Perez, Rudy Paraan, architect Mylen Yaranon, and Art Allad-iw./ Carl C. Taawan