MANILA — In partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the local government unit of Manila gave out 50 units of bicycles and P5,000 livelihood packages to LGBTQ+ beneficiaries.
Aptly dubbed as “Bekshielekta Project,” the program is part and parcel of the Manila City government’s celebration of Pride Month.
Amriel Pascual, Miss World Philippine candidate from Manila who paid a courtesy call to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, also participated in the turnover rites.
The former matinee idol local chief executive late took a “selfie” group photo with the Bekshies of Manila during the short but meaningful turnover of bicycles and cash assistance.
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