IN PHOTOS: Jobs for senior citizens and PWDs increase as Manila city government, through the Public Employment Service Office-Manila (PESO-Manila) signed a memorandum of agreement with Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures Inc. on Tuesday, August 9.

Manila Mayor Maria Sheilah “Honey” Lacuna-Pangan is joined by Vice Mayor John Marvin “Yul Servo” Nieto, and Shakey’s HR Shared Services Head Alex Merano.

Lacuna-Pangan noted that the project started before the pandemic, with over 100 senior citizens and PWDs given the opportunity to earn for their expenses and their families.

“Ang mga seniors natin kayang-kaya pa nila, very willing and able pa ang ating mga seniors and persons with disability,” the mayor said.

“Hopefully po in the future madagdagan po natin iyong mga seniors na ma-accommodate po ninyo,” she added.

Mr. Merano conveyed their willingness to support the initiatives of the local government.

Through the agreement, Shakey’s aims to hire one senior citizen and one person with disability (PWD) per branch in Manila.

Senior citizens and PWDs may proceed to the PESO-Manila office at Park ‘n Ride building in Ermita, Manila.

(Photos by K R De Asis/MPIO)