BAGUIO CITY – The city government will celebrate the International Day of Persons With Disabilities (PWD) on December 2 with the theme, “Transformation Towards a Sustainable and Resilient Society for All”.
The whole-day event is spearheaded by the city social welfare and development office (CSWDO) under Betty Fangasan, office of councilor Arthur Allad-iw, other organizations and stakeholders.
The celebration will commence with a parade starting 8 am from Upper Session Road to Malcolm Square participated by students, teachers and parents from SPED-Baguio, SPED-Easter, St. John Paul II Learning Center, Baguio School for the Deaf, HOPE, Easter College, Autism Society of the Philippines, Baguio Federation of the Visually Impaired, University of the Cordilleras, HPCD, NLSVI, DUABC, SLRI, PT, and more.
An inter-faith service will ensue at Malcolm Square followed by a program graced by city officials and guests where Rep. Mark Go will deliver the welcome remarks and Mayor Mauricio Domogan will give an inspirational message.
Also giving an inspirational talk is CSWDO head Fangasan, coun. Allad-iw will deliver the closing remarks while SPED students will perform an intermission number.
After the program, booths will be set-up by various schools and organizations and end with a showcase of talents and band concert by the visually impaired until 5 pm.
Local officials led by Domogan, Go and Vice Mayor Edison Bilog have often stressed that Baguio does not tolerate any kind of discrimination and supports equality for all. /Gaby Keith