LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – “Sa tingin ko po, kayo ang nakakaalam ng nakaraan kung ano ang hitsura ng probinsiya noon, ng inyong mga bayan at siyudad at sa tingin ko po kayo rin ay may boses sa bawat sulok ng inyong community.”
This was bared by Governor Amado I. Espino, III, as he urged the senior citizens to continue living the legacy of serving the province and shaping the lifestyle and growth of the youth during the Socialization Night held at the Sison Auditorium, here, recently.
“We reaffirm tonight our commitment na mas maganda po ang Pangasinan na dadatnan ng mga susunod na henerasyon kaysa sa dinatnan natin,” Gov. Pogi added as he praised the meaningful contributions of the senior citizens in their respective municipalities/ cities and in the province of Pangasinan.
Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office Chief Emilio P. Samson, Jr., in his remarks, extended his gratitude to the Federation of Senior Citizens Association of Parañaque City (FeSCAP) led by OIC of Office for Senior Citizens Affairs Dante E. Pacheco for joining the provincial celebration of the 23rd Elderly Filipino Week.
Elated by the diverse and colorful gowns of the participants, Samson invited everyone to ‘never miss a chance to dance’ and enjoy the night.
Highlighting the event was the selection of the Star of the Night for male and female category, respectively.
Socialization Night is in line with the celebration of the 23rd Elderly Filipino Week focusing on the theme: Pagkilala sa Kakayanan, Ambag sa Paglahok ng mga Nakakatanda sa Lipunan.”
Participants of the said event include: Office for Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) heads from different municipalities of the six districts of Pangasinan and members of Federation of Senior Citizens Association of Pangasinan (FSCAP).
By Dexter A. See