The 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week: “Karapatan, Pribilehiyo ng Maykapansanan: Isakatuparan at Ipaglaban”.

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The Municipality of Baliwag under the leadership of our Honorable Mayor Ferdinand V. Estrella, with the point office on social welfare, The Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office and the Persons With Disability Affairs Office, organized a symposium held last July 20- 2017 at Event Center, SM City Baliwag.

Students and guidance counselors from public schools as well as Brgy. PWD officers, 4 Ps Parent Leaders, Daycare Parents and TODA presidents attended the said gathering.

Dra. Ma. Rosario Esguerra discussed ways on how to prevent the spread of mosquito borne disease, while Mr. Allan Pineda, representative from Land Transportation Office talked about road safety in order to avoid accidents. Insights on how to respond in cases of trauma and stress caused about by disability was shared by Dr. Nino Porciuncula.

Along with this celebration, awards of recognition were given to SM City Baliwag, Meralco and Baliwag Water District, as they have shown concern and respect for the rights of the disabled and therefore considered as a PWD Friendly establishments.

“Ang sektor po ng may mga kapansanan ay lubos nating pinapahalagahan at kami po sa Pamahalaang bayan ang siyang magsisilbing kamay at paa ninyo para maibigay ang mga dekalidad na serbisyo” Mayor Ferdie said.

 

-article by Gerard Tolentino