PSWDO-SDS celebrates 44th NDPR Week

In accordance with the Proclamation No. 1870 (1970), as amended by Proclamation No. 361 (2000) and Administrative Order No. 35 (2002), the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office of Surigao del Sur celebrates the National Disability Prevention Week on July 29, 2022 with the Theme: “Pamahalaan Kabalikat sa Pagtupad ng Pantay na Edukasyon, Trabaho at Kabuhaya n, Tugon sa Pagpapalakas ng Taong may Kapansanan”, at Mabua Covered Court, Tandag City. The aim of the theme is to give recognition to differently-abled persons for their valuable contribution to society.

The purpose of the celebration is to promote the inherent rights and concerns of people with disabilities by fostering cooperation and partnerships between and among the various sectors of Philippine society. It also aims to serve as a vehicle for information about programs being carried out by government organizations and organizations run by and for people with disabilities.

There were series of competitions conducted like, sing solo competition, search for Ms. SDS PWD, and tiktok dance. There were also basketball wheelchair and seating volleyball showcase, meanwhile, free haircut and free manicure/pedicure were also availed by the participants. Moreover, awarding of wheelchairs to selected PWD’s in each municipality.

PWD Chapter Presidents, PDAO, Focal Persons, and MSWDOs participated in the celebration from the following municipalities and cities: Carrascal, Cantilan, Madrid, Carmen, Lanuza, Cortes, Tandag City, Tago, San Miguel, Bayabas, Cagwait, Marihatag, San Agustin, Lianga, Barobo, Tagbina, Hinatuan, Bislig City, and Lingig.

by Junie A. Bapor Jr., RSW