NCDA BOARD RESOLUTION NO. 3 S/2021
A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE GUIDELINES ON POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND MONITORING ACTIVITIES OF THE REGIONAL COMMITTEES ON DISABILITY AFFAIRS (RCDA) AND ALIGNING THE COMMITTEE’S PLANS AND ACTIVITIES WITH THE THRUSTS AND DIRECTION SET FORTH BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY AFFAIRS
WHEREAS, the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) established the Regional Committee on Disability Affairs (RCDA) composed of regional line agencies, local government units, non-government organizations and persons with disabilities organization as a strategy to offset the absence of regional structure;
WHEREAS, among the functions of RCDA is to serve as a forum for policy formulation and resolutions of regional issues to facilitate the implementation of programs, projects and services for persons with disabilities and ensure that member agencies are complying with the national and local policies and international commitments;
WHEREAS, the reports of the regional line agencies and local government units are essential to monitoring implementation and compliance to disability laws and will serve as reference for policy formulation and adoption by the RCDA and NCDA;
WHEREAS, there is no standard reporting template which targets the collection of disability data and relevant information from RCDA member regional line agencies’ and local government units’ that will be useful in assessing compliance to disability laws and international commitments, and in the development of responsive policies and programs for the empowerment of persons with disabilities;
WHEREAS, RCDA meetings should be consistently directed toward resolution of regional issues in the implementation of programs and services for persons with disabilities, and formulation of policies using processed data and information generated from the reports of member agencies and in consultation with disability sector;
WHEREAS, in preparation for the full devolution of certain functions of the national government agencies to the local government units relative to Supreme Court’s ruling on Mandanas case, policy development and monitoring systems should be enhanced and institutionalized.
NOW THEREFORE, RESOLVED, AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, the NCDA Board approves the Guidelines on Policy Development and Monitoring Activities of the Regional Committees on Disability Affairs and its alignment with NCDA thrusts and direction.
Approved this 14th day of December 2021 during the NCDA online Board Meeting held via zoom.
Let copies of this Resolution be furnished to RCDA member agencies for information and appropriate action.
RHEA B. PENAFLOR
Assistant Secretary, DSWD
Alternate Chairperson, NCDA
DR. BEVERLY LORRAINE C. HO ATTY. MA. KARINA PERIDA-TRAYVILLA
Director IV Director, Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns
Department of Health Department of Labor and Employment
ATTY. TONISITO M.C. UMALI, Esq. ROOSQUE B. CALACAT
Undersecretary Assistant Secretary
Department of Education Department of the Interior and Local Government
AMEENAH A. FAJARDO ATTY. JOHNSON V. DOMINGO
Undersecretary, Special Concerns Project Director
Department of Trade and Industry Department of Public Works and Highways
ATTY. ARTEMIO U. TUAZON, JR. KIRA CHRISTIANNE D. AZUCENA
Chief of Staff Assistant Secretary, UNIO
Department of Transportation Department of Foreign Affairs
ATTY. MA. NERISSA CARPIO RAMON L. CUALOPING III
Assistant Secretary Director-General
Department of Justice Philippine Information Agency
GABRIEL LUIS R. QUISUMBING ARNOLD (ALI) ATIENZA
Deputy Director General Undersecretary
Technical Education and Skills Development Department of Information and
Authority Communications Technology
JAMES G. INFIESTO ENRIQUE A. AMPO
Association of Differently Abled Persons, Inc. Executive Director
HACI D Oro, Inc.
FREDERICK L. CASTRO
Sector of Persons with Disabilities