NCDA Joins Forum on “Mainstreaming Disability in Development Cooperation”.

April 29, 2011

NCDA OIC Mateo A. Lee, Jr. took part in this global exchange forum in Oslo, Norway last March 28-29, 2011, which tackled barriers and solutions to mainstream disability agenda in Government Programs.  As Rapporteur of “The Attitudes and Awareness Parallel Session”, he shared with his counterparts sound advocacy insights from his standpoint as a Visually Impaired Leader and a Government Officer.

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BIR-WEST – PWD Friendly Branch

April 28, 2011

In a random visit to the BIR-West filing center last April 15, 2011, the NCDA      team of Precious Horvidalla and Jennifer Garcia (Shown in the photos) enjoyed the lounge designated by the center for senior citizens and persons with disabilities. This is part of the Council’s monitoring of the implementation of the “UN-Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” (RA 9442) ratified by the country last April 15, 2008.

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2nd Asia Pacific CBR Congress

April 11, 2011


Duration November 29, 30 & December 1, 2011
Venue Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard
Pasay City 1300 Metro Manila, Philippines
Organizer/Host National Council on Disability Affairs
Address NCDA Building, Isidora Street
Brgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City,


Telefax (632) 952-2809; (632) 951-5925 loc 116
Early Bird Registration Fee extended until April 30, 2011 PHP 10,000.00
Registration Fee from May 1 to June 30, 2011 PHP 12,000.00
Registration Fee from July 1 to November 28, 2011 PHP 15,000.00
Registration fee Inclusion Registration fee covers conference materials, opening ceremony, 3 lunches, 6 tea breks, and closing ceremony. It does not include accommodation. This has to be booked separately.
Downloadables Registration form


Guidelines for Submitting Abstracts

Abstract Form

Flight Information Form

Target Participants
  1. CBR Practitioners
  2. Persons with Disabilities, their families/organizations
  3. Representatives from local and international NGOs, UN organizations, government agencies, donor agencies,

    bilateral or multilateral aid agencies, academia, parents groups, etc.

  4. Personnel from various government departments especially from health, education, livelihood, rural

    development, labor and social welfare from all over the four continents.

  5. Media and other intersted parties
Language English
Congress Objectives
  1. To promote the practice of community-based inclusive development in Asia-Pacific Region;
  2. To promote multi-sectoral partnerships for the implementation of UNCRPD, MDGs and other development


  3. To promote the Asia-Pacific Network;
  4. To explore the possibilities of forming the CBR Global Network.
Hotel Accommodation

Participants are expected to take care of their accommodation during their stay in the Philippines for the duration of the Congress. For convenience, we are suggesting participants to avail of our special rate as follows:

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard
Pasay City 1300, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 832 6922
Fax: +63 2 832 6923

Classic Room : Php 6,620.00 net
Superior Room: Php 7,525.00 net
Promotional Code: APCBR
Booking Procedure

  • Rates are inclusive of Buffet Breakfast at Spiral Restaurant
  • Complimentary parking for all in house guests.
  • Rates are inclusive of 10% service charge and 12.825% government taxes
Travel Arrangements Participants are expected to make their own travel


Further Information Further information concerning weather conditions, detailed conference programme, and map to help participants locate the venue, other hotels near Sofitel and package tour will be provided at a later date. Intending participants should not hesitate to contact the organizer if they have queries on issues not covered in this document through
Notes To interested participants:

Please download the registration form and accomplish it properly before sending it through the email After which please check the payment details and find out the most convenient option for you. All inquiries regarding the congress should be coursed to the above mentioned email address.

To facilitate payments:

Participants should pay in Philippine Peso thru:

  2. Managers or cashiers check payable to the National Council on Disability Affairs, NCDA Building, Isidora Street, Barangay Holy Spirit, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines via any courier of your choice. Once we received your check, we will send you a photocopy of the official receipt.
  3. If you cannot pay through these two options kindly inform us via our email of what is the most convenient way for you to pay the registration fee other than paying when you arrived in the Philippines. We would appreciate if we would receive your payment before the congress.
  4. Upon receipt of your payment, the NCDA Congress Secretariat will send you a confirmation letter via e-mail or fax which will serve as your proof of registration and to be presented upon arrival and checking-in at the Congress.
  5. Registration will only be completed upon receipt of registration fee.
  6. Registered and paid participants may register early at Sofitel Hotel a day before the Congress to get their kits, handouts, IDs, etc.

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