The affair was spearheaded by Municipal Mayor Nathaniel D. Escobar and Municipal Vice Mayor Riolita R. Balbalan thru the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) headed by Mrs. Roselin A. Atendido, together with Committee Chair on Senior Citizen & PWD, Sangguninang Panlalawigan Member Hon. Mildred Elaydo, Sangguniang Bayan Member, Committee Chair on Social Services Hon. Ben Marius Gabriel F. Escobar, Federation of Senior Citizens Associations of the Philippines (FSCAP) President of Burgos, AMB. Catalino R. Dilem, Jr., and the Office of Senior Citizen Affair (OSCA) Head of Burgos, Former Sangguniang Bayan Member. Consuelo D. Brillantes.

Per Proclamation No. 470, issued by then-President Fidel Ramos on September 26, 1994 the Elderly Filipino Week shall be celebrated every October 1-7. This year’s theme: Older Persons: “Resilience in Nation Building”.

During the celebration, 11 Senior Citizens aged 90 years old were awarded with a certificate of recognition and ₱10,000.00 Cash Incentive each and 26 Senior Citizens from various barangay receives Assistive Devices like Wheelchairs, Walkers, and Quadcanes. In addition, Food packs were distributed to all the Senior Citizen who attended the said event. In support to the health and safety protocols, the COVID-19 Booster vaccination was held on site.

SPM. Mildred Elaydo also donated a wheelchair to a cancer patient in the Municipality.

(Vanjourg C. Arreola)