Category: Programs Management Division

NCDA Programs Management Division

2nd Philippine National Games for Persons with Disabilities

The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) is the organizer of the Chess team in partnership with the Philippine Sports Association for the Differently-Abled (PHILSPADA), NPC Philippines in collaboration with the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) will again oversee the Chess Tournament to be held at LagunaUniversityAnnexBuilding, Sta. Cruz, Laguna where ten (10) other sports events are to be played during the 2nd Philippine National Games on March 15-23, 2013 (formerly scheduled on February 15-23, 2013).  The PHILSPADA, NPC-Philippines were authorized by the Philippine Sports Commission to organize the said National Games. [...] 

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Non-Handicapping Environment (NHE) Project

The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will hold a Strategic Planning Workshop (Road Mapping) on the expansion of the Non-Handicapping Environment (NHE) Project for Persons with Disabilities in the Rural Areas on January 21-23, 2013 at the Travelers Hotel, corner Aguinaldo and Raymundo Streets, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales. [...] 

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NCDA Cheers London-bound RP Paralympics Team

Godspeed, RP Paralympics Team!   NCDA Executive Director Carmen Reyes-Zubiaga  leads well wishers in honoring and cheering the “Go for Gold RP Paralympics Team”in a dinner hosted by the Council at the Bayview Plaza Hotel, last August 17, 2012.  This sendoff of the  Philippine bets to the “ International Paralympics” in London meaningfully capped the closing of the 3-day 3-day PDAO Congress held in the same hotel. [...] 

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Sensitivity Training for House of Reps’ Personnel with Disabilities

Sensitivity Training for House of Reps’ Personnel with Disabilities-photo

Take it from  “Teacher Carla”.  House of Reps Personnel learn tips on assisting persons with disabilities, from this vibrant SPED teacher  ‘ón wheels’  Carla dela Cruz, cum laude BSEED graduate of Trinity University of Asia,  now a classroom teacher in Commonwealth Elementary School.  Shown on the right  receiving her certificate of appreciation from Ms. Gertrude Pabelona, President of the HOR’s “Empowering Persons with Disabilities, Inc.” and some Congress officials, Carla was a consistent scholar in college and an American Field Service (AFS) exchange student in Poolesville High School, Maryland in 2004-2005. S her clincher, she shared that a wheelchair-user  must be consulted first where he/she wants to go,  and not to be maneuvered  without consent, which was how they were treated for a long time. [...] 

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RP Team Brings Home the Bacon from the 6th ASEAN Para Games

Para Game's RP Team

Proudly Filipino! Inspired by the 6th ASEAN Para Games’ theme “Ünited and rising..through sports for all”, the 10-man Philippine Team brings home nine major medals in the Chess competition in Solo, Indonesia last December 12-22, 2011. In spite of a very strong competition and new game’s format, the team still won three (3) gold, four (4) silver and two (2) bronze medals in the men’s category. Standing from left: Saul Severino (Official Arbiter & Sander’s father), Christina Nunung, (Liaison Officer of 6th APG), Nanie Apostol (NCDA, Focal Person on Sport and Team Assistant Coach), Rodolfo Sarmiento, Francis Ching, Cecilio Bilog with the 6th APG volunteers: Akbar Yassien Sigitson and FAbian von Java; and, seated from left: Sander Severino (Acting Coach of the Team), Alexis Elinon and Henry Roger Lopez. [...] 

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