The 25th of December marks a special celebration which many people await. It has been tagged as the season to be jolly or even the most wonderful time of the year. More importantly, it is a time to exude the spirit of giving and family, to knit people together, and to send a message of love to others.
The past two years has certainly been difficult for everyone; the 2020-2021 officers of the Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists (PASP) are no exception to that. However, the restrictions brought about by COVID-19 at the start of their term did not stop them from achieving one milestone after another. Helping Filipino speech-language pathologists transition to teletherapy, generating communication boards for COVID-19 patients, conducting the first PASP online convention, and collaborating with international institutions—these are only a few among the many achievements of the association. Together, they have gone through the unique experience of navigating their way through a pandemic and keeping their determination to serve and advocate for the profession and its constituents.
Before we celebrate the festivities of the holiday season with our loved ones, the outgoing PASP officers would like to extend their gratitude for all the love and support they have received throughout their term. Watch the video below to hear them talk about their experiences as an officer during the past two years and why they are thankful to have gone through all those challenges and victories with a family as tight-knit as theirs.
Have a wonderful holiday season, everyone!
Written by: Paolo Capati, Jen Leynes, Kyla Lu, Paula Tison