YEAR-ROUND PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY SET IN VIGAN CITY

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Because of the observance of 2013 National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week, the City government of Vigan lined up several activities that aims to uplift the socio-economic lives of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the city. Mayor Eva Marie Medina of Vigan said the activities for the differently abled persons residing in the city is “year-round” and were aimed at raising the level of their socio-economic and livelihoods. Some of the highlights of the year–round activities are regional special Olympics for PWDs livelihood training; tree planting and community picnic; renewal of discount ID cards for Persons With Disability; media advocacy on the rights of PWDs; and seminar for day care workers, DepEd receiving teachers on handling PWDs. Also Included in the activities are PWDS got talent and awarding of Ulirang PWD, Ulirang PWD family and Ulirang Nanay PWD; itinerant teachers to reach out to schools with CWD enrollees; and year round regular medical check-up for PWDs.

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