As part of the 26th Elderly Filipino Week Celebration, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga, through the Regional Inter-Agency Committee on Senior Citizens, distributed hygiene kits and other goods among Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL), particularly the senior citizens from various jails in the region last November 5, 2020.
The Elderly Filipino Week celebration is an annual celebration in the Philippines observed every first week of October in accordance with Proclamation No. 470 signed by the former President Fidel V. Ramos. This year’s celebration banners the theme “Healthy and Productive Aging Starts With ME,” which seeks to promote the health, wellness, and productivity of senior citizens, particularly during the pandemic.
Bearing this, to further strengthen the Department’s efforts to ensure the rights and welfare of senior citizens, particularly their access to basic health, are respected, protected and promoted, DSWD together with partner agencies, extended the celebration of the Elderly Week by giving a total of 96 hygiene kits. The following are the Caraga jails that DSWD, together with the partner agency, have visited: Cabadbaran, SDN District Jail, Dapa SDN, Bislig Annex, Cantilan District Jail, Lianga SDS, Butuan Male Dorm, Butuan Female Dorm, Surigao City Jail, and Bislig City.