Baguio celebrates Baguio Elderly Month

BAGUIO CITY, Sept 29 (PNA) — Baguio City will honor more than 20,000 senior citizens as it celebrates the Baguio Elderly Month beginning October 1.

The month-long celebration for the retirees and the elderly will be spearheaded by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) and the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs.

The Baguio Elderly Month is an annual activity of the city which takes off from the nationwide celebration of the Filipino Elderly Week also commencing on October 1.

The celebration will evolve around the theme, “Igalang ang Karapatan ng Nakatatanda” (Respect the Rights of the Elderlies), to promote the rights and well-being of senior citizens.

The month-long activities will kick off with a parade and opening program at the President Fidel V. Ramos (PFVR) gym which will be highlighted with the awarding of Outstanding Senior Citizens Achievers Awards.

A Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated at the Multi-purpose Hall of the Baguio City Hall on October 2.

One of the highlights of the celebration will be the Senior Citizen Officials for a Day (SCOFAD) on October 5, where selected members of the SC community will sit and work as Baguio City Hall officials.

Generosa Carbonell will sit as the city’s Representative, veteran newsman Narciso “Nars” Padilla as the Mayor and Gerry Mecos as Vice mayor. (PNA)