TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, headed by Ms. Annabelle Mendez, recently organized and facilitated the ELDERLY FILIPINO Provincial Culmination on October 24, 2022, at the Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium. With the theme,’ Older Persons: Resilience in Nation Building’, the activity was attended by over 2000 Senior Citizens from different municipalities.
 
The Elderly Filipino Week celebration is anchored on Proclamation No. 470, s. 1994, issued by former President Fidel V. Ramos. It is celebrated every first week of October referred to as Linggo ng Katandaang Filipino or Elderly Week to give importance to elderly Filipinos in nation-building.
 
In her message, Governor Imelda ‘Agging’ Dela Cruz Quibranza thanked all Senior Citizens for their contributions to sustaining the gains of the province. And as one of society’s vital sectors, Governor Angging also appeals for their support and cooperation in the ongoing vaccination program of the government.
 
“As one of the vulnerable sectors in our community, it is very important for us to have our defense against the virus. Although it is not a cure it will help us not to be severely hit by the effects of the virus.”Goernor Angging said.
 
Nonetheless, Governor Angging lauded the participation and presence of all Senior Citizens during the occasion. The event became more fun as the senior citizens exhibited their vigor showcasing their talents in singing and dancing. In gratitude for their cooperation, the Provincial Government through the PSWDO gave them household appliances and items such as storage boxes, laundry baskets, umbrellas, rechargeable electric fans, rechargeable flashlights, solar panels, electric kettles, hot pots, shoe racks, rice cookers, and others.
 
Also present in the said activity was former Congressman of the 2nd District, Hon. Abdullah Dimaporo, and other Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members such as Board Member Cristy Atay, Board Member Grecille Matalines, and Board Member Marivic Ramos.
 
The culmination also paved the way to induct the new set of officers for the LDN Senior Citizen’s Association president and OSCA Head. PIO-LDN
 
Linamon: Leonora Cumabig
Kauswagan: Renato Mabanta
Balo-i: Salic Abdul
Bacolod: Editha Zamora
Maigo: Hermilino Aguaviva
Kolambugan: Felix Ruelan
Tubod: Emie Olavides
Baroy: Felicidad Solatorio
Lala: Ireneo Navarez
Kapatagan: Pedrito Venezuela
Sultan Naga Dimaporo: Felipe Encabo
Sapad: Violeta Ramirez
Magsaysay: Feligrino Bastigue
Salvador: Celerina Galaboin