PGMA to hold "Common Tao Day" in Aklan
by Venus G. Villanueva
Kalibo, Aklan (15 January) -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be holding a "Common Tao Day" in Caticlan, Malay, Aklan as she visits Aklan today, January 15, her first in 2010.
PGMA will also lead the launching and capsule-laying ceremonies of the Caticlan Airport Development Project.
For the "Common Tao Day", some 1,500 beneificiaries will be receiving gift packs from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCS0) to be personally handed by PGMA to the recipients.
The recipients, who will be coming from barangay Caticlan and adjacent barangays of nearby municipalities will be identified by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
The PCSO will also hold a medical/dental and optical mission in the area. The activity will be held at the Caticlan Elementary School.
According to Ruben Manahan, PCSO consultant, senior citizens in the area will be prioritized in the optical mission, who will also be provided reading eye glasses after consultation.
Identified barangays will also be given medical kits by the PCSO. (PIA) [top]