More than 400 Persons With Disability (PWDs) from various areas of the province joined the 41st National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week celebration Thursday morning in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley.
“The annual celebration aims to recognize the vital role of the PWD in the society and their contribution to nation-building,” said Aldrin Berti, PWD provincial focal person.
Anchored on the theme: “Lokal na Pamahalaan: Kabalikat sa Pagtupad ng Karapatan ng mga Taong May Kapansanan,” the event aims to raise awareness on PWD rights and privileges, recognition of PWD’s contributions to the society, and showcase their talents through socio-cultural presentations.
Berti said said the hundreds of participants hailed from the province’s 11 municipalities.
Preciosa H. Toledo, Social Welfare Officer of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development (PSWD, expressed her gratitude for PWDs who, “despite of their disabilities, still contribute and function normally in the communities.”
The celebration is based on Presidential Proclamation No. 1870, declaring the third week of July every year as the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week.(PNA)