CATBALOGAN CITY- The Persons with Disability (PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES) Federation of Catbalogan formally ends the celebration of the 40th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) week in a one gathering of the PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES member of the federation last July 28, 2018 at the Cosina de Cabral, Brgy. Ubanon Catbalogan City headed by the Catbalogan Person with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) in partnership with the Catbalogan City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) headed by CSWDO Head Nida Aroza. In his message, PDAO Designate Bernardito Dante said that the celebration of the NDPR week is a commemoration of the birthday of Application Mabini, an orthopedic hero who offers his own life for the country.

The NDPR week celebration consist of medical check up and consultation for persons with disabilities held at the Rural Health Unit (RHU) of the city of Catbalogan, forum on the programs and services for Persons with Disabilities and the Barangay-based orientation on the Rights and Privileges or Persons with Disabilities in Brgy. San Roque and Brgy. Silanga last July 27, 2018, Brgy. 09 Ubanon and Brgy. Maulong last July 28, 2018, Brgy. Darahuway Dako and Brgy Guinsorongan last July 31, 2018 which aims to gather a greater number of Persons with Disabilities of the city and disseminate information on their rights and privileges as persons with disabilities.

Rica Dacles, member of the Board of Directors of the federation said that Persons with Disabilities has also the talents and skills that can be proud of.

This year’s theme of the NDPR week celebration is ” Kakayahan at Kasanayan Para sa Kabuhayan Tungo sa Kaunlaran”.