Provincial Government of Bulacan

Bulacan recognizes inherent rights and concerns of PWDs

CITY OF MALOLOS – The Provincial Government of Bulacan, along with the whole country, celebrates the 38th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week this July 17-23, 2016 with different programs and activities intended for the promotion of inherent rights and concerns of persons with disabilities (PWDs).

With the theme, “Karapatan ng may Kapansanan, Isakatuparan… Now na!, the Provincial Council on Disability Affairs (PCDA) headed by Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado and facilitated by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) conducted a cultural variety show dubbed as “Basta’t Bulakenyo, Kahit May “K” Okey” in SM Entertainment Plaza, SM City Baliwag last July 20, 2016.

The annual event showcased the unique talents of PWDs in singing and dancing, wherein 20 groups from 21 towns and three cities and different SPED schools in the province performed and participated in the event.

As part of the weeklong celebration, PSWD Officer Rowena Joson-Tiongson also announced that PGB with the cooperation of Philippine Band of Mercy (PBM) has conducted free medical screening and operations to over 200 children with club foot problems.

She said that babies and children who are screened with club foot or congenital talipes will undergo Ponseti Method, which is the best major operation to correct their foot and ankle deformity.

Prior to this, since July 8, 64 children with harelip at cleft palate were screened and received free medical operations, which is conducted twice a year by the PGB.

Alvarado also expressed his full support to ensure the development and implementation of programs and services that are intended for the general welfare of PWDs.

“Patuloy nating gagawing produktibong mga kasapi ng lipunan ang lahat ng mga PWD na Bulakenyo nang sa gayon ay kanilang madama na sila ay mahalagang bahagi ng pamayanang kanilang kinabibilangan,” the governor said.

NDPR Week is an annual national celebration from July 17-23 in accordance to the Presidential Proclamation No. 361 and Administrative Order 35 that aims to stimulate public awareness on disability issues and concerns and bound to uplift PWDs economic and social conditions in the society.