These are some of the messages of the placards carried by senior citizens in the parade during the Senior Citizens Provincial Annual Assembly and culmination of the Elderly Week celebration held in this remote town last week with the theme "Healthy and Productive Ageing Starts with Me".
Garbed in their respective uniforms, more than 500 local officials and senior citizens from the 11 towns of the province joined the yearly affair at the municipal gymnasium here.
In their respective messages, Congressman Solomon Chungalao represented by Peter Bunnag of the Governor’s Office and Governor Jerry Dalipog underscored the roles of the elderly in the community and nation building by serving as guides for the young generations to have fruitful and relevant lives.
The two officials enjoined the elderly to stay healthy and be productive as they can as there are lot of lessons/learnings the younger generation could gain from them.
“You are our models, we look up to you. We have deep respect for you for having gone through life with successes and here you are strong and getting stronger. We all hope that you will live long to be a hundred and more since we need your presence and wisdom,” they stated.
Mayor Samson Benito thanked the organizers for selecting Tinoc as the venue of the event which t will help in promoting the municipality. (JDP/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao)
By Marcelo B. Lihgawon