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Monday, July 25, 2016

CSWD marks 38thNDPR Weekin Dipolog

By Grace Montallana

DIPOLOG CITY – The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), in coordination with the Dipolog Association of Persons with Disability (PWD) and Children with Special Needs has laid down series of activities  to mark the celebration of the 38th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week on July 17-23.

This year’s theme, “Karapatan ng may Kapansanan, Isakatuparan…. Now Na!” focuses on the realization of the fundamental freedom and rights of persons with disabilities as provided for in existing international mandates and national laws.

The celebration aims to stimulate public awareness on disability and encourage every citizen to take active responsibility in uplifting the economic and social condition of persons with disabilities in the country pursuant to Proclamation No. 361 (2000) as amended by Administrative Order No. 35 (2002).

Various activities highlight the government’s efforts towards disability prevention and leading to the effective integration of disabled persons.

NDPR steamers were hung in strategic areas of the city on July 15 while a mass was held on July 18 at the Holy Rosary Cathedral.

Meanwhile, a motorcade which started at Plaza Magsaysay passing through the major streets ofDipolog was held on July 19. It was then followed by a clean-up drive at Sta. Isabel bypass road participated in by the PWDs.

Other activities during the celebration included: medical and dental check-up, radio/TV guesting on July 20 and whole-day free massage on July 21 at Corazon Aquino Hospital.

On July 22, the PWD Convention which advocates the human rights and fundamental freedomof PWDs was held at Top Plaza Atrium.

The National Disability and Rehabilitation Week is celebrated yearly every third week of July.