Yesterday, December 1, 2012, PWD Thanksgiving Celebration was held at the Manila Zoo.
Manila Mayor Fred Lim was the guest of honor. He said in his speech the City Hall of Manila employs around 200 PWDs.
Guests and advocates who delivered messages were John Chua, A PWD Advocate and famous photographer; Engr. Bien Mateo, Chairman of SM Program on Disability Affairs; Mr. Tony Pasia, representing all PWD Organizations.
The guests of the event were treated to intermission numbers by the ASP Dream Girls who sang a medley of pop songs, PHWHIC Kids who did a Gangnam Style dance number and the Nelmida Twins and the Ambassadors of Light who delighted the guests with their songs.
There was also a bird show c’/ Manila Zoo, Ventriloquist Show and Bubble Show .
Photography with a Difference supported the event with the participating groups:
- ADHD Society
- Autism Society of the Philippines
- Down Syndrome Society of the Philippines, Inc
- Parents Advocates for Visually Impaired Children
- Parent Council for the Welfare of Hearing Impaired Children, Inc.
- Philippine Society of Orphan Disorders
The PWD Thanksgiving Celebration was sponsored by the following: City of Manila, Kinder Zoo Adventure Jungle, Canon Philippines and SM Cares Foundation.