The Elderly Filipino Week
The Elderly Week which runs from October 20-24, 2014, kicked-off with a parade through the major thoroughfares of the town and ended with a brief program at the municipal plaza. The activity was spearheaded by the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office in cooperation with the Labason Senior Citizens Association.
In his message read by Sangguniang Bayan Member Franco Angelo Buctuan, Mayor Eddie Quimbo urged the senior citizens to continue supporting the government as all its programs are geared towards their benefits and welfare.
He cited the 20% discount enjoyed by the senior citizens on every purchase of goods and services as well as the salient features of Republic Act 9994, otherwise known as Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 that provides more benefits and privileges to the elderly.
Quimbo also assured all-out support to the senior citizens in his municipality and committed to keep his vow until he steps down from office as chief executive.
This year’s Elderly Week Celebration carries the theme,”Ang Nakakatanda ay Yaman, Katuwang sa pag-unlad ng Bayan, Pangalagaan Kanilang Kapakanan.”
In another development, the local government of Labason also held a motorcade around the municipality in honor of Archie “Bomba” Toquero, a 21-year old native of Barangay Osukan, this municipality who recently emerged as the Youth Boxing Champion and Asian Boxing Champion of the World Boxing Council after his victory against a Japanese boxer.