Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 829 on November 8, 1991, declaring the period from November 10 to 16 of every year as “Deaf Awareness Week.”
The observance of this event hopes to create an environment that will allow person with deaf disability to enjoy productive lives by raising the awareness of the people throughout the society and to inform the public that the causes of disabilities can be prevented and in cases when such disabilities exist, early detection and prompt and appropriate intervention can be performed.
This year’s Deaf Awareness Week Celebration adopts the theme “We Hear as One: Defying Communication Barriers for the Empowerment of Deaf Persons”.
Source: DILG MC No. 2020-148