September 21, 2021

PWDs in Surigao del Sur convened for 33rd NDPRW celebration


TANDAG CITY -- The Provincial Government of Surigao del Sur thru the Office of Provincial Social Welfare & Development (PSWD) spearheaded the General Assembly of the Provincial Federation of Persons with Disabilities in Surigao del Sur today, July 19 at Shacene Pension House, this city.

During the assembly, DSWD Program Coordinator Wilma Geralla discussed the legal rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWD as mandated under Republic Act # 7277 otherwise known as the “Magna Carta for Persons with Disabilities”.

Anchored on its theme: “Making Rights Real for Filipinos with Disabilities,” the activity aimed to inform and impart knowledge to every PWD the right to life as mandated in the magna carta, highlighting the government’s efforts towards recognition of the inherent rights of persons with disabilities and the need to deter discrimination against any person on the basis of disability.

The activity conducted includes the formulation of plan of activities for 2012 and strengthens the organization of identified Persons with Disabilities from barangay to provincial level to support for the passing of a resolution claiming the 1% allocation of the total IRA of the province.

The activity is in line with the 33rd National Disability Prevention Rehabilitation Week which was opened yesterday, July 17 until Saturday, July 23. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)

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