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Mabalacat City 2nd paralympics to empower PWDs

Mar 16, 2017

SOME 150 persons with disabilities (PWDs) trooped for the 2nd city-wide athletic meet set on March 15-17 at the Clark Parade Grounds in celebration of the Disabilities Awareness Month this March.

The three-day sports fest was spearheaded by the Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) and the Federation of Persons with Disability in coordination with this city’s Social Welfare and Development Office headed by Josephine Tanglao and Schools Division led by Dr. Ma. Irelyn Tamayo.

The sports events are chess, dama, table tennis, 100 meter dash, javelin throw, discus throw and shot put.

“Our purpose is to foster sportsmanship and camaraderie among PWD athletes and to select who will represent our city in the upcoming 2017 Philippine Sports Association for the Diff erently Abled (Philspada)- National Finals, ” Michael Miranda, PDAO head, said.

For his part, City Mayor Marino Morales said during the opening ceremony on Wednesday that PWDs are not liabilities but rather assets of our society.

Vice Mayor Christian Halili also pledged for the continuous support of the Sangguniang Panlungsod to the welfare of the disabled persons.

–Mabalacat CIO







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