The City Government of La Carlota, thru the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) headed by Ms. Angie Gelongo and in coordination with the Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) under the leadership of Mr. Augustino Ledesma joined the nationwide celebration of the 44th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week.

With the theme “Working with Government in Achieving Equal Access to Education, Employment and Livelihood towards Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities,” this celebration aims to empower PWDs through responsive policies, programs, and services of the government.

In observance of NDPR 2022, a gift-giving activity for the PWD sector of La Carlota was conducted yesterday, July 20, at City Gymnasium. Among the gifts given were assistive devices such as wheel chairs, crutches, quad canes, and educational assistance to La Carlota City SPED IS.

Another highlight of the event was the discussion of the updates on Health Care Program for PWDs presided by PhilHealth Representative Mr. Reynaldo Salutin.
Mr. Gary Española of the La Carlota City Sped IS also translated the discussion to sign language to cater the deaf-mute individuals present in the crowd.

City Mayor Rex R. Jalando-on, SP member Baste Benedicto and SP member January Abad, Chairman of the Committee on Women, Family, Relation and Children also graced the said event. They expressed their utmost support and emphasized the importance of the PWD sector in the community.

Also in attendance were Ms. Ronisa Lutao of Provincial PWD Focal Office and Ms. Danilda Ablero, OIC of La Carlota City SPED IS.

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