NATIONAL PREVENTION OF BLINDNESS PROGRAM:
“For God so loved the word He gave His only Son, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but will have everlasting life…” (John 3:16, the Holy Bible).
This is the reason why the government, in 2004, issued Administrative Order 179, Series of 2004, Soltura said. The order, which established the “National Prevention of Blindness Program” was meant to find immediate and long-term solutions to visual impairments afflicting Filipinos.
Under the program, the government aimed to increase cataract surgical rate from 730 to 2,500 by 2010, reduce visual impairment due to refractive errors by 10% by 2010, and to reduce the overall incidence of blindness in the country. The program is now being subjected to an assessment process.
Atty. Melanio Lazo Mauricio Jr.
Mauricio Law Office
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