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Thursday, July 09, 2009

“The 31st National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week”

The Olongapo’s Office of Persons with Disability (OPDA) will lead the observance of the 31st National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week from July 20-25, 2009. This year’s theme is “Tungo sa Katuparan ng Karapatan ng PWD’s”.

“There will be a week-long celebration for this event and we created this to remove the barrier between us and the PWD’s. We want to make them feel that they are part of the society”, Mayor James “Bong” Gordon said.

Mayor James “Bong” Gordon created the Office of Persons with Disability (OPDA) in Olongapo to conduct programs and services to serve disabled Olongapenos. The services include the issuance of identification cards and purchase cards which entitles Persons with Disability (PWDs) to avail of discounts on transportation, medicine, goods and other services. PWRd are also given livelihood assistance, trainings and sports development to assure them that they are a part of the community, worthy of the respect, trust and confidence that they deserve.

The activities in the celebration of the 31st National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week are the following:

July 20, 2009

Launching of NDPR Week
Rizal Triangle, Olongapo City

7:30am Flag Raising Ceremony
9:00am Motorcade
Triangle- Convention Center
9:3o am Mass Ceremony
Convention Center
1:00 pm NFA Beneficiaries Identification Card Issuance

July 21, 2009
1:00 Forum on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability Stipulated in the R.A 7277, Otherwise known as Magna Carta for Disabled Person in R.A 9442- an Act Amending the Magna Carta for Disabled Person.
FMA City Hall

July 22, 2009
Whole Day
a. PWDs Voter’s Registration
City Hall Lobby of Office of Persons with Disability Assisted by: COMELEC, CSWD, Engineering Dept., PWD’s Member Agencies
b. PWD I.D and Purchase Card Registration
Office of Persons with Disability, City Hall
Assisted by: DSWD and PBADAP
c. Regional Abilympics
Event Center, SM City Pampanga
Assisted by: PWD Member Agencies Coordinator and Susan Medina (PWD Fed. Pres.)\

July 24, 2009

Dental Mission: Alay sa may Kapansanan
Brgy. Hall, West Bajac-Bajac, Olongapo City

July 25, 2009

8:00am-5:00 pm Sports Competition
Rizal Triangle

Inquiries may be directed to Elsie Valencia of the Office of Persons with Disability at cell no. 09087873970.

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