Barangay Handumanan was awarded as the 2015 Most PWD-Friendly Barangay of Bacolod City for persons with disabilities followed by Brgy. Banago and Brgy. Villamonte.
Handumanan Brgy. Kagawads Monat Pirote (left) and Jojie Hiponia (center) with the judges of the Search for PWD-Friendly Barangay 2015.*
The award was given during the culmination program of the 37th National Disability Prevention & Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week from July 17-23, 2015 with a theme “Health & Wellness Opportunities for PWDs toward an Inclusive Development for All” at SM Atrium.
Barangay officials namely, Kgd. Monat Pirote, Kgd. Nene Baya, chairman of Social Services Committee together with Maya Dela, president of Handumanan Association of PWDs (HAPs) received the award. Other HAPs officers are Ismael Solivio - vice president; Lowell Raner — secretary, Analyn Diaz — treasurer and Board members Arnold Ardosa, Robinson Beldia, Lalaine Colendres, Rodolfo Coray and Teresa Suyo.