Bukidnon solon gifts PWD student new wheelchair on eve of birthday

First-time Congressman Atty. John Flores of the Second District of Bukidnon certainly made a PWD (person with disability) student happy a day before his birthday. The neophyte Bukidnon congressman gifted Jay Ar Alcisto, a Malaybalay City National High School student, a new wheelchair. He also gave the boy a birthday cake.

Jay Ar’s old wheelchair was actually given by Flores’ father, current Malaybalay City Mayor Florencio “Doc Boy” Flores.

“That was a very long time ago and you can see that it’s high time the boy receives a new one,” the younger Flores said.

On his official Facebook page, Congressman Flores said:

One of our priority programs ang edukasyon. Mapobre man ta o masapian, kabalo ta nga dako gyud matabang ang pag-eskwela.

Ania si J.R., a differently abled student. Gibisita nato siya ug naghatag ta ug bag-ong wheelchair kay bisan lisod ang iyang kahimtang, siya naningkamot nga makakuha ug maayong edukasyon. MAKABILIB!

Ang iyang daan nga wheelchair kay gihatag pa sa akong amahan nga si Malaybalay Mayor Doc Boy. Dugay na kaayo to. Karaan na ang wheelchair so I’m very happy nga naa tay oportunidad to give him a new one.

Salamat sa inspirasyon, J.R.!

Please help me greet him a happy birthday also! Iyang adlawng natawhan karon, August 10.


Although Flores is a first-time politician, he served as a legal and political officer of his father during the latter’s 9-year stint in Congress. The younger Flores, a lawyer, was the official candidate of the President Rodrigo Duterte-led PDP LABAN party during the May 2019 elections.

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