VG JOEY PELAEZ ATTENDS SENIOR CITIZENS’ DAY CELEBRATION IN BALINGASAG
VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ emphasized the important role of the elderly in the communityduring the celebration of Senior Citizens’ Day at the JP Roa Park, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental. This year’s theme, “Kilalanin at Parangalan: Tagasulong ng Karapatan ng NakakatandaTungosaLipunangMapagkalinga”, embraces the promotion of rights of the elderly and the recognition of their valuable contributions in society.
This annual event is by virtue of Proclamation No. 470 issued on September 26, 1994 which aims to increase public awareness on the different issues concerning the sector of the senior citizens.
In his speech, Vice Governor Pelaez talked about developing a social welfare program that promotes and ensures the well-being of the elderly. He also gave time listening to their concerns.
The celebration was organized by the Municipality of Balingasag Federation of Senior Citizens’ Association with the Office of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD). It was attended by Municipal Mayor MARIETTA ROA-ABOGADO, Vice Mayor ALEXIS QUINA, Municipal Health Officer DR. HELEN M. ROMUALDO, Sanggunian Bayan Members and senior citizens from 30 barangays of the municipality.