The Iloilo City Government opened the Sports Events for PWDs at La Paz Gym on Aug. 29.
Mayor Jose Espinosa led the opening ceremony of the three-day event with the theme “Abilidad kag Kadalag-an sang mga Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Padayunun nga Ipasundayag sa Sinadya sang Syudad”.
“I would like to stress once again that here in Iloilo City, we are promoting equality to everyone. I am glad because we have sports events for our PWDs as part of our 81st Charter Day Celebration,” Espinosa said.
“Always remember that the City Government is here for you and that we will support all your programs because we want you to be happy and feel that there is equality in our city,” he added.
The sports events include Basketball for Deaf, Basketball for Persons with Intellectual Disability, Goal Ball for the Blind, Bowling for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, and Volleyball for Deaf for men and women categories.
“PWDs are very happy for the support of our City Government because just like other persons, we would like to show that we can participate in different sports events and that we also have discipline and sportsmanship in playing various sports,” said Blesilda Mabilog, officer-in-charge of Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office.
Winners for each category will be awarded during the flag raising ceremony on Sept. 3. (Merianne Grace Ereñeta/ Iloilo City PIO)