May 13, 2017, Filed under Press Release

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LINGAYEN, Pangasinan- – -Governor Amado “Pogi” I. Espino III vowed to support all programs and projects which are intended to uplift the welfare of differently-abled members of society in Pangasinan.

In his message during the Provincial Paralympics opening program on May 5 at the Narciso Ramos Sports and civic Center (NRSCC) gymnasium, the governor commended all participants for providing inspiration to others and for proving to the world that not even their disability can hinder them from achieving their goals.

He noted that the PWD athletes are the best example of what others dubbed strength beyond disability. “Hindi dahil may kapansanan ka ay wala ka ng maipakitang kagalingan,” the governor said.

As such, Gov. Espino urged other members of the sector to come out and compete noting that he hopes to see an increased number of participants for the Paralympics in the coming days further proposing for an in-house event next year.

Meanwhile, David Bulario, regional and Pangasinan federation president of PWDs, thanked the provincial government especially the governor for all the support that their sector is continuously receiving to include the multi-purpose building worth P1.5 million which will be constructed soon.

In commending the Espino administration, Bulario said that their sector also hopes for the national government to fully grant all their rights as stipulated in RA 7277 which was later on amended through RA 9442 (Magna Carta for Disabled Persons).

The whole-day paralympic games will be participated in by athletes from the cities of San Carlos and Urdaneta and the towns of San Fabian, Bugallon, Calasiao, Umingan, Bolinao, Binmaley, Anda, Basista and Malasiqui.

Athletes will compete in different sporting events namely 100/200/400 meter dash, long jump, discus throw, shot-put, javelin throw, table tennis, chess and powerlifting.

It can be recalled that the Pangasinan Federation of Persons with Disabilities (PFPWD) topped the 4thstage of Philippine Sports for the Differently Abled (PHILSPADA) Paralympics National Games—Luzon Leg last June 30 to July 6, 2016 at Rizal Sports Complex in Manila and ULTRA in Pasig City by bagging a total of 22 medals (Ruby R. Bernardino)





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