The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to families living with autism.

05 December 2011

ASP Laguna Chapter Celebrate 2011 Intl PWD Day

By: Riza Cansanay, ASP Laguna Chapter President

ASP Laguna Chapter joined 326 PWDs from Sta. Rosa City, Los Baños, Bay, Alaminos and Pagsanjan to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the Cultural Center of Laguna in Sta. Cruz.


Participants of the said Celebration


The leaders of the PWD Organizations gathered to select the interim Board of Trustees for the Federation of PWD organizations in Laguna ASP Laguna Chapter President, Riza Cansanay and Marivic Ramos, Secretary of ASP Laguna Chapter with KASAMAKA ng Laguna President Ka Paeng Terrado served as facilitators of the meeting of leaders with assistance from Mr. Romy Ochoa of the Transport Sector.


The leaders of the PWD Organizations


The PWD participants were assisted by their respective MSWDO for their transportation service, while the bus service for ARC and some Los Banos PWDs was provided by the Office of Governor Emilio Ramon "Jeorge Estregan" Ejercito III (PMP). Lunch and snacks were also courtesy of the Office of Governor Ejercito.

For the program, Wilbert Allan Rola from Autism Resource Center, ASP Laguna Chapter rendered the National Anthem, while Ms. Jeanette Talag, a low vision PWD from Los Baños led the opening prayer. Mr. Jorvyn Revilla, President of the PWD Federation of Cavite, gave an inspirational message to the participants.


The national anthem was rendered by Wilbert Allan Rola
from Autism Resource Center, ASP Laguna


Other special guests who came to this gathering of PWDs in Laguna were Mr. Edwin De Villa, President of the Spinal Cord Injury Foundation and member of the Philippine Coalition on the CRPD, and Mr. Anthony Rebenque, member of SPCIF.


President of the PWD Federation of Cavite, Mr. Jorvyn Revilla during his inspirational message


The next meeting of the interim Board of Trustees of the PWD Organizations in Laguna is set for Dec. 27, 2011 at the Autism Resource Center, Laguna.


You can contact ASP Laguna Chapter President Riza Cansanay at 0918 577 7940.

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