The Provincial Elderly Filipino Week Celebration was held on October 28, 2022, at Social Hall, Capitol Hills, Telaje, Tandag City, and was sponsored by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office through Mrs. Hershe Lorenzana-Nuñez, RSW, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer. The event's theme was Older Persons: Resilience in Nation Building.

The celebration started with the opening remarks of Javier Abasolo, PFSCA Fed. President while Mrs. Hershe Lorenzana-Nuñez, RSW, PSWDO delivered the rationale of the activity. His Excellency, the Governor of Surigao del Sur Hon. Alexander T. Pimentel, ably represented by Esmeraldo S. Raymundo, Provincial Administrator gave his inspirational message. Meanwhile, Hon. Manuel O. Alameda, Sr. discussed the message of the celebration’s theme, on the other hand, Hon. Dr. Amando Layno, Jr, Saggunian Panlalawigan/Committee Chairperson for Senior Citizen delivered his inspirational message.

The competitions for seniors citizens were song duet, cha-cha dance, and balak were the festival's main attractions. Representatives from each LGU developed their own presentations for each contest and participated. Additionally, TESDA volunteers provided free haircuts and health screenings for the elderly, while the Provincial Health Office, under the direction of Dr. Eric Ty Montesclaros, Provincial Health Officer, provided free wellness exams. The PFSCA and OSCA Heads were also given certificates of recognition by the distinguished guest. The celebration was attended in by the MSWDOs, OSCA presidents, PFSCA Presidents and Chapter Presidents from the municipalities and Cities of Carrascal, Cantilan, Madrid, Carmen, Lanuza, Cortes, Tandag City, Tago, San Miguel, Bayabas, Cagwait, Marihatag, San Agustin, Lianga, Barobo, Tagbina, Hinatuan, Bislig City, and Lingig respectively.

By: Junie A. Bapor Jr., RSW