The Philippine Association for Intellectual Disabilities (PAFID), Inc. in partnership with the QC Government, will be celebrating the Camp Pag-ibig 2021 through virtual live-streaming this year. The event is held every Sunday of February nearest to Valentine’s Day to coincide with the National Intellectual Disability Week.

With the theme, “Love can do Wonders,” this year’s Camp Pag-ibig highlights the importance of mental health and disaster preparedness, more so during this trying time.

For this year’s celebration, a Thanksgiving Mass will be held, followed by a talent show where participants who are Children with Disabilities and Special Needs will showcase their talents in art, dancing, and singing contests.

Parents will also participate in a forum with topics on mental health and adapted disaster risk management for persons with disabilities to be facilitated by the QC Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

QC Mayor Joy Belmonte will give the inspirational message during the Opening Ceremonies and formally launch Camp Pag-ibig 2021 thereafter. The mayor, who has been active in creating programs and projects to tend to the needs of CWDs, established the Kabahagi Center in 2018 –a care facility for disabled kids.

“We are looking forward to celebrating Camp Pag-ibig 2021 and we are grateful for the support of our City Government in our advocacy,” PAFID President and District 3 City Councilor Jorge Banal, Sr. said.

CAMP Pag-ibig is a day camp set up by the PAFID, Inc., in partnership with the Quezon City Government, with the continuing support of Department of Education, NCR, JCI Quezon City Capitol, Manila Water Company and other NGOs. Since 1976, the day camp serves as an avenue for CWDs to socialize and integrate themselves in the community through various activities.

The event will be via zoom (Meeting ID: 849 7397 2647; Passcode: Pag-ibig) and live-streamed on February 14 at 7 AM to 3:30pm through Camp Pag-ibig 2021 and QC Government Facebook Page.

The 25th Virtual Conference of the Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities (AFID), Inc. will be hosted by the Philippine Association for Intellectual Disabilities, Inc. (PAFID) led by its President QC Councilor Jorge L. Banal, VP for Operation Dr. Teresita G. Inciong and VP for Program Dr. Yolanda S. Quijano, the incumbent AFID President, in partnership with the Quezon City Government under the leadership of QC Mayor Joy Belmonte and Vice Mayor Gian Sotto.