NCDA Executive Director III Joniro “Don” Fradejas expressed his support to the programs of Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte especially in providing employment for persons with disabilities in her locality by signing the Commitment of Support together with Q.C. Mayor Belmonte and Quezon City PDAO Head Ms. Debbie Dacanay. [...]
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The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) joined the celebration of the 60th Founding Anniversary of the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) held earlier today at the Independence Flagpole, Rizal Park, Luneta, Manila.
NPDC’s Executive Director, Ms. Cecille Lorenzana Romero, in her speech, welcomed everyone to the Stop and Salute event. She said that they have prepared 60 events that will be implemented throughout the year in promotion of the culture of the Philippines.
One of the highlights of the event is the appreciation of their partners and stakeholders. They provided each partner with a certificate that affirmed that sustaining partners are the foundation of their accomplishments. [...]
NCDA recently conducted a three-day GAD training entitled GAD Mainstreaming Disability Inclusive Program. Mr. Raymond Mazo served as our Resource Person. NCDA Officer-in-Charge-Executive Director Dandy C. Victa delivered his opening remarks and welcomed all participants, including Mr. Mazo. [...]
The Inclusive Development Partners Program Coordinators, Kate Brolley and Ashley Stone paid a visit to the National Council on Disability Affairs for an exploratory discussion to learn more about the learners with disabilities in the Philippines. The team is also looking at how the US Agency for International Development (USAID) can provide interventions with the basic education that will fit into the government’s strategies and vision for inclusive education. # [...]
Leaders from different persons with disabilities organizations formed a Technical Working Group to discuss further the concerns of the sector in transportation, accessibility and proper procedure in acquiring a driver’s license.
The National Council on Disability Affairs Executive Director, Don Fradejas, committed to support the group in achieving the common goal of having persons with disabilities live independently and participate fully in all aspects of life.
The meeting was held at the NCDA Disability Resource and Development Center (DRDC) building last September 01, 2022. [...]
“Tamis ng Kahapong Nagdaan” part 1
ni: Lester D. Dayanghirang
Librong magpapaalala ng kahapon, mapapakinabangan ngayon, magagamit sa darating na panahon
Ito po ay isang aklat na nagsasalaysay ng unang bahagi ng aking buhay. Mga bahagi ng aking buhay na siksik ng saya mula sa mga karanasang naganap nung maiigsi pa ang aking mga binti at maliliit pa ang mga kamay. Na kung inyo pong babasahin ay may posibilidad na kayo ay mapangiti, mapatawa at mapawi ang pagkatamlay.
Bukod po rito ay nagtataglay din ito ng mga aral at paalaala na sa ating pamumuhay ay maaari nating magamit. Mga aral na sa kaabalahan natin sa mundo ay posibleng nakakalimutan na at nawawaglit. Pero dahil layunin po ng aklat na ito na ipaalaala satin ang mga kabutihang-asal na ito ay may tsansang kung isasapuso natin ito ay magdudulot ito ng magandang kapalit.
At panghuli po ay kapupulutan din ang librong ito ng mga kaisipang naglalahad at nagsasalarawan sa iba’t-ibang uri ng propesyon o hanapbuhay ng mga taong ating nakakasalamuha. Mga hanapbuhay na sa unang tingin ay aakalain lang natin na madali at puro ginhawa. Subalit kung pakakalimiin natin ang sakripisyo nila sa kanilang ginagawa na sa babasahing ito ay aking inilathala ay malalaman natin kung gaano sila karangal at kadakila.
Kaya sa inyo po na ngayon ay nakatingin sa librong aking pinaghirapan. Hiling ko po ay inyo sana itong tangkilikin at suportahan. Isa po itong aklat na ang hatid ay inspirasyon at positibong pananaw kahit pa may pagsubok na pinagdaraanan. Na mapapakinabangan natin ngayon at magagamit sa kinabukasan.
“Maaaring nawala man ang aking paningin, ngunit sa hamon ng buhay ay ako’y magpapatuloy pa rin.”
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CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — Through the initiative of the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), the Provincial Government of Bulacan, Philippine Sports Association for Differently-Abled (Philspada), Philippine Association for Citizens with Developmental and Learning Disabilities, Inc. (PACDLD) and Badminton World Federation-Shuttle Time conducted the 2-day activity dubbed as “Sports and Physical Activities for Persons with Disabilities” held at the Bulacan Sports Complex last November 5-6, 2018.
Around 70 persons with disabilities and focal persons of persons with disabilities in the different cities and municipalities of Bulacan were given seminar-lectures on how to play athletics, badminton, boccia and bocce sports. They also are given hands-on training on these sporting events. For athletic sports, the training was facilitated in by Mr. Joel Deriada, Mr. Ernie Candelario, Mr. Bernard Buen from Philspada. On the other, the Boccia and Bocce sports was handled by Mr. Marangal Gonzales, also from Philspada. The badminton sport was handled by Mr. Ian Gil Piencenaves and Mr. Glenn Sabio of BWF.
One of the highlights of the event was the signing of Manifesto of Commitment between NCDA, Provincial Government of Bulacan, Philspada and Badminton World Federation-Shuttle Time. These agencies and local government unit will work closely for the realization of the following: (1) boost sports development in schools and communities for persons with disabilities; (2) create an inclusive environment and infrastructure for sporting excellence; (3) support and empower persons with disabilities as they compete in different provincial, regional, national and international sporting events; and (4) allocate funds for the different sports development projects and programs for persons with disabilities. ###
The Council in coordination with the Ikapit Bisig Mo Kaunlaran Ng Maykapansanan ng Laguna Producers Cooperative conducted a Training on Appropriate Paper-Based Technology for the members of the cooperative of Panguil, Laguna held last 24-26 October 2017 at Santa Maria, Laguna. The activity aims to raise the quality of life of persons with disabilities especially women as productive family and community members through work at home livelihood programs. Participants will be trained and engaged in the quality production of environment-friendly products from recycled papers, cards, and materials that cost nothing to make something useful and sellable. This project would not only be a low cost but could easily win the support of earth-friendly advocates and solid waste management of local government units.
The NCDA conducted series of Training on Gender, Disability, and Leadership Development for 2017. The training was participated in by persons with disabilities especially women with their respective PDAO/focal persons. The training’s objectives were as follows: (1) to increase the awareness of participants on the rights and responsibilities of persons/women with disabilities; (2) To increase the awareness of LGUs in the importance of their roles in achieving the objectives of the government in attaining the goals of UNCRPD; (3) To develop the particpants to become active members and leaders of their organization; and (4) To enable them become advocates for persons/women with disabilities’ rights and assist their localities in the promotion of the UNCRPD. From the top left: Fifty-four (54) participants from the Provinces and Cities of Region 6 attended the training held last March 14-16, 2017 at the Gov. Cabagnot Tourism and Training Center, Aklan; Sixty-three (63) participants from Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX) attended the training held on 7-9 November 2017 at the Guillermo Hotel, Pagadian City; Training for MIMAROPA group was held at the Bayview Park Hotel on 27-29 November 2017, forty (40) participants attended the training, and on 6-9 December 2017 the City Government of Bislig sponsored the conduct of training held at the OSCA Conference Hall which was attended by fifty (50) participants.