Erbie calls attention to plight of persons with special needs PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 January 2013 14:34

District 2 Rep. Erbie A. Fabian has lauded the efforts of the Federation of Parents of Children with Special Needs even as he called attention to the plight of the sector which needs support from the community.

In an inspirational speech delivered during the induction rites of the first ever organized federation in the city, the 2nd district solon said more can be done in the future for those with family members with special needs.

At the same time, Fabian pledged continuing support to the group he has been helping before saying it is only now that we have empowered parents of children with special needs and rightly so, that they can have support groups in the community in helping them deal with the difficulties they encounter each day in rearing their children with inborn special needs.

Rep. Fabian  likened himself to the group calling himself a political disable in the aftermath of a fallout with top leaders here rallying support citing ‘disabilities should never be a hindrance to success’ providing comfort and solace to those with affliction and providing a window of hope and opportunity, no matter the circumstance.

“One day, we will all ride on the bandwagon to victory and hurdle all our problems able bodied or not, that we must never lose hope and keep the faith in the Lord almighty,” the solon added.

The federation was organized following a comprehensive training for parents of children with special needs last December culminating in the election of the first ever set of officers of the federation.

Inducted into office for the 2013-2015 term were Maria Evelyn Villena as President, Mary Ann Payuran as Vice President, Ivy Rosette Tan secretary, VobyEdicto as treasurer, Jessica Rubio as PIO, Suzette Juljain as auditor, Melissa Aguinaldo and Gina Andog as activity coordinators and Joy Vallientes, Sheila del Rosario, MaricarBucog and Pelia Alagon as board members.

The federation will be supervised by the Office of Persons with Disabilities of the DSWD.