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ADVISORY

White Cane Safety Day

August 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017

Every year on August 1st, the Philippines celebrates the “White Cane Safety Day” pursuant to Republic Act 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; to 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.