Canon President and CEO Alan Chng hands over camera to Raph Torralba, hard of hearing member of “Visual Shot Club”, a group of deaf photographers, who recently teamed up with Canon and SM Supermalls on the “Photography with a Difference”. Mr. Torralba, Resource Coordinator of the Institute of Health and Wellness Philippines, will compete in the “8th International Abilympics” Photography Contest, Seoul, Korea on September 25-30, 2011. Canon shared willingness to provide the official camera for future International Abilympics Photography competitors. Leading the Philippine team to Korea is Abilympics Philippines Chairperson Mons T. Romulo. NCDA-TCD Chief Nelia R. de Jesus (extreme left) and Canon’s Corporate Communications Manager Margie Escueta, (extreme right), witnessed the July 6 turnover.

Ms. Escueta shows President Chng the     NCDA Magazine “Journey Beyond disABILITY” featuring Cebu deaf lensman Alnoe Paler,   another “Abilympics national champion” – recipient  of a Canon camera,  who she personally assisted way back 2007.

Alnoe in action with his Canon camera at the “7th  International Abilympics” in Shizuoka, Japan