National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week 2017

The City Government of Catbalogan joins the nation in celebrating the 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week from July 17-23, 2017 as pursuant to Proclamation No. 361 (2000), as amended by Administrative Order No. 35 (2002).

This year’s theme is “Karapatan Pribelehiyo ng Maykapansanan: Isakatuparan at Ipaglaban” focuses on the realization of the fundamental freedoms and rights of persons with disabilities as provided for in existing international mandates and national laws.

The said observance culminates on July 23, which is the birthday of our Sublime Paralytic, Apolinario Mabini, whose exemplary and dedicated heroic acts during the Philippine Revolution has greatly influenced the declaration and observance of the disability prevention and rehabilitation which in effect, has become an outstanding icon for persons with disabilities (PWDs).

This weeklong observance led by the City Social Welfare and Development Office and the Office on PWD Affairs is geared towards stimulating public awareness on the problems of disability, and to encourage every citizen to take active responsibility in the upliftment of the economic and social conditions of the PWDs of our society.

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