Presidential Proclamation No. 558 signed by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on March 25, 2004 declared the period from September 16-22, 2004 and every year thereafter as Cerebral Palsy Awareness and Protection Week. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Ang CP na may Kabuhayan, Makakatulong sa Bayan.” Quoted below is an excerpt of Mr. Cunanan’s Withnews.org article.
Persons with Disability, Differently-Abled Persons
They used to be known as persons with disability. The politically correct term now is “differently abled persons.” And just because they can’t do things the way other people can doesn’t mean they are of less use to society, to themselves, and to their families.
In many instances, when given the opportunity, to be the best that they can be, they fare better than the rest of us.And so society has an obligation to tap their strengths, skills, and talents to make them productive members of the community.
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