CITY OF MALOLOS – In line with the celebration of the Persons With Disability Week, Bulacan’s PWD Team brought home 32 medals in the 4th Stage of the Philippine Sports Commission Philspada Para National Games held at RMSC Manila last July 2 to July 6, 2015.
Anchored on the theme “Health and Wellness of PWD Opportunities toward an Inclusive Development”, the 12 delegates made their way into the spotlight through their brilliance in sports and bagged 15 gold, nine silver, and eight bronze medals.
“Nasaksihan ko ang ating mga PWD delegate na masigasig na nakilahok sa mga laro, hindi alintana kung ano man ang kakulangan nila kaya naman halos lahat ng manlalaro ay nakakuha ng medalya and this is not just about bringing home medals, this is about empowering them and making them feel that they belong, and that the province supports them,” Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said.
Rustom Arnaldo of Marilao and Caselynee Malyon of Calumpit turned their sprints into leaps as they powered a catapulting long jump and won the gold medal. They also got gold in the 400m and 100m runs while Ricardo Dimongo of Marilao won the same in 800m run.
In addition, Queenie Joy Manio of Calumpit and Angelo Gojo Cruz of Marilao took home the gold medals for winning in the Shot Put.
For the Javelin Throw and Discus Throw (Intellectual Disability Category), Queenie Joy Manio of Calumpit and Jesebel Tordecilla of Meycauayan, an orthopedically handicapped, won gold medals as well as Gerardo Regalado of Calumpit for the Amputee Category.
Moreover, Dyesebel Lopez and Jocelyn Datiles from Marilao, Francis Pechardo of Calumpit, Adelaida Mendoza of Hagonoy and Joselito Bernes of Baliwag showed powerful performance in long jump wherein they got silvers and bronze medals.
Meanwhile, the pre-screening of patients with harelip and cleft palate will be held in Baliwag District Hospital on July 18.