Albay Capitol celebrates Social Work Day
The Albay provincial government has paid tribute to its social workers by allocating a day to celebrate their profession.
The Provincial Social Welfare Development Office of Albay in partnership with the Philippine Association of Social Workers, Inc. held yesterday the Social Work Day celebration at the Albay Astrodome in Legazpi City.
“The event aims to promote the Importance of Human Relationships. Social Work Day is the key day in the year that social workers worldwide stand together to celebrate the achievements of the profession and take the theme message into their communities, workplaces and to their governments to raise awareness of the social work contributions and need for further action,” the province said.
Ms. Emma N. Lindio, RSW, MSSW Out-going Vice President of MSWDO – Daraga welcomed the guest and participants in the event.
Dir. Arnel B. Garcia, CESO II, Regional Director, DSWD V, also gave an inspirational message to the social workers.
Governor Al Francis Bichara, meanwhile, welcomed the guests and participants in the event as he honored the “big role” that the workers play in the society,
“[T]his is a noble profession, and you need a lot of patience, you deal with different types of people” Bichara noted.
Several activities were held such as parlor games and a zumba session.