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Caloocan City Mayor, Along Malapitan, showed his unwavering support to the local para-athletes, particularly to Mr. Rodrigo Podiotan, as he prepares for the upcoming 2023 ASEAN Para Games in Cambodia.

As a show of support, Mayor Malapitan personally donated a brand-new wheelchair to Mr. Podiotan. The gesture was a significant help to the para-athlete, especially in his daily training and preparation for the upcoming competition. Mayor Malapitan also extended financial assistance to Mr. Podiotan to help with his training and other expenses as he competes in the upcoming para games.

The donation and financial support were a testament to the city's commitment to support and uplift its local para-athletes, who serve as an inspiration to many, especially to persons with disabilities. Mayor Malapitan hopes that through his support, Mr. Podiotan would feel encouraged and motivated to bring pride and honor to the city in the upcoming games.


Mr. Podiotan expressed his gratitude to Mayor Malapitan and the Caloocan City Government for their support. He said that the donation of the wheelchair and the financial assistance would significantly help him in his training and preparation for the games.

The Caloocan City Government aims to provide opportunities and support to its local para-athletes to showcase their skills and abilities in various competitions, both locally and internationally. The city recognizes the potential of its para-athletes and believes that with proper support and training, they can bring pride and honor not only to the city but to the entire country as well.

Mayor Malapitan hopes that his support to Mr. Podiotan would inspire other local para-athletes to continue pursuing their dreams and aspirations, and that they would be encouraged to represent the city and the country in various competitions. The city government will continue to support and empower its para-athletes and persons with disabilities, as they play an essential role in the city's development and progress.

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