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Persons with Disabilities (PWD) gathered today at the PWD Center located at the government center and availed of various services.

This activity is in line with the celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disability.
Ms. Maria Rita S. Velos, Acting Division Chief of the Persons with Disability Affairs Office, thanked PWD’s for coming over and taking part in the celebration.

Among the services extended by PDAO and private associations were free medical and dental check-up, occupational therapy, orthopedic check-up, and the orientation conducted by the Physical Therapists Association.
Distribution of assistive device was also extended by Bobslor Foundation/Lamp/RSI Foundation-Denny Rymer, City Councilors Vandyke Congson, Shandee Pestano, Atty. Jose Edmar Yumang, Rep. Shirlyn N. Nograles, Threcy Dolendo, John Paul Monedo, Ruhel Jon Besinga, and First Lady Jane G. Rivera.

Private organizations that extended their assistance include the Mt. Matutum Lions Club, Autism Society of the Philippines, Optometrists Association of the Philippines, Orthopedic Society through Dr. Stephen Salvalla, Gensan Medical Society, and Gensan Dental Society.

Personnel of the City Health Office were also present.
Mr. Zedrick Gozon also bared the Ronnel C. Rivera Foundation’s “Adopt a Family” program wherein the foundation will be conducting gift-giving activities this Yuletide Season to chosen families in every barangay.