THE provincial government rewarded members of the Pangasinan team that won second place in the Philippine Sports Association for the Differently-Abled (PHILSPADA) national competition held in Bulacan on May 22-31.
After the regular flag-raising ceremony at the Capitol Plaza, Gov. Amado Espino III presented cash incentives amounting to P158,000 to 27 PWD athletes from various towns.
Team Pangasinan reaped 24 gold, 12 silver, and 14 bronze medals during the aforementioned national sports activity. Cash prizes given were P8,000 (gold medalist), P6,000 (silver medalist) and P4,000 (bronze medalist).
Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer (PSWDO) Emilio P. Samson said Pangasinan athletes did well in track and field, chess, badminton and weightlifting.
Last year, Pangasinan clinched the overall championship in the PHILSPADA paralympic games.
Meanwhile, in celebration of the 41st National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week Celebration in the province last week, Espino also distributed assistive devices to children and adult PWDs from Villasis, Umingan, Malasiqui, Aguilar, Bayambang, Sta. Barbara, Asingan and San Carlos City.
Samson stressed that providing assistive devices and financial assistance to PWDs has been part of the intervention efforts of the provincial government. (PIO/SMDG)
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