TACLOBAN CITY- Around 200 participants attended the forum on Rights and Benefits of Person With Disability (PWDs) at the Tacloban City Training Center on Friday, July 19.
Spearheaded by the Local Government of Tacloban through the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), the forum was held as part of the 41st National Disability Prevention & Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week Celebration.
Maria Lourdes Sabate, PWD Welfare Focal Person, said that the event is special for it is in respect to the rights and privileges, as well as the programs and services that the City Government can offer to the PWDs.
Representatives from PhilHealth, Commission on Human Rights, City Cooperative Development & Livelihood Assistance Office, Public Employment Service Office and EVRMC attended the forum to discuss the programs and services available to the marginalized and vulnerable sectors of society.
Also present during the event was the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 8 Focal Person Ben Calzado.
This year’s theme is “Lokal na Pamahalaan: Kabalikat sa Pagtupad ng Karapatan ng mga Taong May Kapansanan.”(TACLOBAN CITY INFORMATION OFFICE)