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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Albay Guv vows full support for PWDs

LEGAZPI CITY, July 19(PIA) – Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara has expressed his full support on programs and initiatives supporting and promoting the welfare of persons with disabilities in the province.

In his message as one of the guest of honors for the formal opening program of this year’s observance of National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week, Bichara pledged his full support in realizing the   fundamental freedoms and rights of persons with disabilities as provided for in existing international mandates and national laws and providing even more for his fellow Albayanos suffering from any impairment.

“As the new Governor of Albay, I would like to assure you, especially the PWDs from this province, that we will adopt and follow this laudable advocacy of CHR, and perhaps, go a little farther by doing more, that is, by giving their sector more opportunities for progress and development,” Governor Bichara said.

The Commission on Human Rights Bicol led the opening ceremony of the weeklong celebration yesterday at the Albay Astrodome with the theme “Karapatan ng May Kapansanan, Isakatuparan… Now Na!”

Bichara furthered that “those who have less in life must have more in law, while CHR provides them with more protection in law, the provincial government of Albay envisions to promote their welfare and well-being so that just like the rest of us, they may also have a better quality of life.”

He also congratulated the CHR V and the Albay PWD sector for consistently holding the affair providing a channel for not only promoting awareness on the rights of the disabled, but also, in creating a higher level of self-esteem and self-worth among Albay PWDs resulting to them becoming more productive members of our society.

The third week of July is celebrated as the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week in accordance with Presidential Proclamation No. 361 dated last August 19, 2000 and Administrative Order 35 dated last May 3, 2002. (MAL/SAA-PIA5/Albay)

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