Tuesday, 23 October 2018
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SUN AWARDS | DSWD Salutes Sampung Ulirang Nakatatanda awardees

BATASAN COMPLEX, Quezon City (DWDD) – The Sampung Ulirang Nakatatanda (SUN) 2018 awardees, (From left), Manuel A. Abinales, 70, San Mateo, Rizal; Junior M. Macatunao, also known as Bakleg Danyol, 78, Malita, Davao Occidental; Jeremiah T. Octavio, 81, Hinob-an, Negros Occidental; Peter Gonzales, 74, Gumaca, Quezon; Arturo L. Apora, 71, Bulacan; Lydia Calipos, 71, Caloocan City; Carmen C. Deunida, 90, Malate, Manila; youngest daughter of Siagon M. Calatao, 106,  Malaptan, Sarangani; Domiciano Ybanez, 79, Alcoy, Cebu; and Sister Mary James Wilson, 85, Quezon City.

They were honored during the SUN Awards last October 7 at the SSS Auditorium.

The SUN Awards was the culminating activity of Elderly Filipino Week led by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Since its inception, the SUN Awards has recognized 270 unsung older person heroes who have made a difference to the lives of many and have given exemplary service to their communities. Most of them are farmers, indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities, and human rights advocates.

DSWD OIC-Director  Rosalie D. Dagulo reiterates the Department’s commitment to the advocacy of legislative measures promoting senior citizens’ rights and welfare. DSWD SMS / MCAG

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