Aug 3, 2019
Eye Bank Celebrates White Cane Safety Day
In line with the month-long celebration of Sight Saving Month, the Philippines also observes White Cane Safety Day every August?
Pursuant to Republic Act of 6759 of 1989, the Law declares that it is the policy of the State to promote and protect the physical, moral, and social well-being of all persons with visual impairments.
Thus, the White Cane Safety Day shall instill public awareness of the plight of the blind; promoting recognition and acceptance of the “white cane” as a symbol of their mobility and independence; to serve as a reminder of the public to care for and accord due respect to these vulnerable persons in our society.
The Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines joins the Department of Education – Philippines, Department of the Interior and Local Government, the Philippine National Police, and all government agencies in the celebration of White Cane Safety Day.
Puting baston, simbolo ng kalayaan ng taong may kapansanan sa paningin!
Famy, Laguna — The Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines conducted its first awareness and capacity building forum on eye and cornea donation in Eastern Laguna this August 02, 2019.