50 members of LGBTQ+ in Manila receive free bicycle, cellphone, P5,000 worth of load

Published June 28, 2021, 11:01 AM

by Andrea Aro

A total of 50 members of LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) community in Manila have received free bicycles, cellphone, and P5,000 worth of load each in celebration of the Summer Pride Month.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso takes a group photo with the “Bekshies of Manila” during a ceremonial turn over of bicycles for LGBTQ residents as part of the “Bekshiekleta” project on 28 June 2021. (Ali Vicoy / MANILA BULLETIN)

The project dubbed as, “BEKSHIEKLETA” is also part of the celebration of the 450th anniversary of the city.

The city government had earlier inked an agreement with FoodPanda Philippines to provide job opportunities to residents in the city.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso and Vice-Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan led the distribution of the donations.

“Kaya itong mga kasamahan natin, mga kababayan nating bekshi ng Maynila, I’m happy and I hope they will earn a decent living, thanks to the private sector,” Domagoso said.

Domagoso also thanked Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Undersecretary Benjo Santos Benavidez, NCR-RD Atty. Sarah Buena Mirasol, Dir. Warren Miclat and MFO Dir. Ma. Corazon Pepito for their generous donations to the city.

The beneficiaries will also be part of the “PandaBIZikleta” which was launched on June 9 that provided free bicycles to freelance delivery riders in the city.