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Parish to set up trike-pedicab group to help seniors

Parish to set up trike-pedicab group to help seniors

Fr. Dari Dioquino, Immaculate Conception parish priest. JUNI SANTIAGO

MARIKINA City – A parish in Marikina is set to organize early next year a group of tricycles and pedicabs that will provide services to senior citizens and elderly in its jurisdiction.

Once ready to start operation in January, old folks can phone the parish if they need the group’s service, said Fr. Dari Dioquino, Immaculate Conception assistant parish priest.

“The tricycle and pedicab drivers can particularly help seniors by buying medicine for them and delivering it right at their door,” explained the priest.

According to Dioquino, it would be a relief for seniors that someone would get them their maintenance medicine on days since often traffic congestion and bad weather would make it hard for the elderly to venture into the streets.

The parish will talk with operators of pharmacies in the vicinity regarding this program if necessary, Dioquino said.

The group also offers other services, he pointed out.

“The program also seeks to provide additional income to deserving tricycle and pedicab operator and drivers”, he said. “The parish will carefully select the tricycles and pedicabs it will accredit.” CBCPNews