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Joyleen Mercedes

Councilor Joyleen Mercedes "Girlie" Balaba stresses a point as she talks to reporters after the Sangguniang Panglungsod session at Cagayan de Oro's City Hall. Kagawad Girlie Balaba persisted, in her special report at the SP, in pushing the ordinance for the appropriation of socialized pension for indigent families with Person with Disability (PWD) dependents. Councilor Balaba requested for a scheduled discussion and for its initial reading on Committee level of the Committee on social services. As Councilor Balaba states, “If we can appropriate funds, and allocate pension for these indigent families with PWDs, then we are protecting the welfare of our marginalized sectors.”

Photo by Lyka Gaviola


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