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Albay Gov. Bichara to sign EO creating Provincial Council for Persons with Disability

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Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara mulls the possibility of constituting the Provincial Council for Persons with Disability.

Last December 5, the Provincial Government of Albay through the Provincial Social Welfare Development Office organized a year end general assembly to all the PWDs in the province at the Albay Astrodome.

Governor Bichara said that if the officials of the Albay Federation of Persons with Disability are active with their duties and responsibilities, “it is better to issue an executive order in the establishment of the Provincial Council for Persons with Disability.”

CHe also said that he will pass it first thing in January next year. This is to address the needs of the PWDs,” said the provincial government.

Bichara said that the provincial government will provide TV sets on every PWD office and communication tool for the blind.

The governor also offered the training programs available at the Albay Farmers Bounty Village, according to the provincial government.

“He advised Eva Grageda, OIC of PSWDO, to conduct an educational tour for them to learn and make a living with the trainings they will receive,” said the province.

“This is to help themselves and not be dependent on the government, but Governor Al Francis Bichara assured that the Provincial Government of Albay will continue to extend their services to them,” it added.

Meanwhile, Ralph Andes, Board Member and Chairman on Senior Citizens and Persons with Disability and Eva Ribaya, Committee on Women and Children Development warmly welcomed the participants during the event.

“Maswerte po tayo sa isa’t isa. Hindi po tayo pinapabayaan ng ating mahal na Diyos. Malusog pa rin at nakangiti. Tayo ay hindi iniiwan ng ating probinsiya sa halip tayo, kayo, at bawat isa ay binibigyan mg pansin at sapat na panahon sa pamamahala n gating masipag at mapagmahal na Gobernador Bichara,” Ribaya was quoted as saying.