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17/07/2017: PH CONSULATE IN HONOLULU JOINS CELEBRATION OF 39th NATIONAL DISABILITY AND PREVENTION WEEK

Personnel of the Philippine Consulate General recite the Loyalty Pledge on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities     (PWDs) after the flag-raising ceremony this morning at the Philippine Consulate Lanai.

(17 July 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii) In celebration of the 39th National Disability and Prevention Week from 17 to 23 July 2017, the personnel of the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu, led by Acting Head of Post Roberto T. Bernardo, recited the Loyalty Pledge on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) after the flag-raising ceremony this morning at the Philippine Consulate Lanai.

The weeklong event is commemorated annually to stimulate public awareness on the issues and problems of disability and encourage every citizen of the country to take active responsibility in the upliftment of the economic and social conditions of all PWDs in our society.

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 361 (2000), as amended by Administrative Order No. 35 (2002), the Philippines will be commemorating the 39th National Disability and Prevention (NDPR) Week with the theme “Karapatan Pribelehiyo ng Maykapansanan: Isakatuparan at Ipaglaban”, which focuses on the realization of the fundamental freedoms and rights of persons with disabilities as provided for in existing international mandates and national laws. (END)