Canon Donates Camera for Philippine Photography Bet in the 8th Global Work Skills Contest

July 28, 2011

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

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July 26, 2011

The deadline for the submission of American Field Service-Kennedy Lugar-Youth Exchange Scholarship (AFS-KL-YES) application was extended from July 15, 2011 to Friday, August 12, 2011. This is to give applicants in various schools more time to complete the requirements for submission to NCDA.
Because of this, the final screening of applicants for AFS-KL-YES schoolyear 2012-2013 was reset from July 15, 2011 to August 23, 2011, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the NCDA Office Board Room, Isidora Street, Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City. Please contact Mr. Reggie Tolentino or Ms. Precious Horvidalla at Telephone Number 951-61-29.

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Accessibility Audit in Butuan City

July 25, 2011

Accessibility Audit in Butuan City

June 13, 2011. The National Council for Disability Affairs (NCDA) Regional Program Coordinator Flerida Labanon, together with focal persons from The Regional Council for Disability Affairs (RCDA) Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga  and different member-agencies visited the  Butuan City Hall to conduct an accessibility audit  of the Building to ensure that the Local Governemnt of Butuan complies with BP 344 or the Accessibility Law,

An act to enhance the mobility of disabled person’s by requiring certain buildings, institutions, establishments and public utilities to install facilities and other devices.

The team met with City Administrator Leah Mendoza to discuss how they can work together to make the Butuan City hall accessible. (PIA-Caraga)

(Please see Caraga-E-news service)

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CBR and Research: Pre-Congress Workshop

July 22, 2011

On the occasion of second Asia Pacific CBR Congress that will be held in Manila (Philippines) from 29 November to 1 December 2011,  (AIFO/Italy in collaboration with WHO/DAR and CBM) organized a pre-congress workshop on “Conducting research in CBR”. It will be held at hotel Pearl Manila on 27 and 28 November 2011.

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CBR Pre Congress Workshop

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33rd NDPR Week Schedule of Activities

July 12, 2011


The general public is hereby informed of the commemoration of the  33rd National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week  on July 17 – 23, 2011 with the theme “Making the Rights Real for Filipinos with Disabilities” (Isakatuparan ang Karapatan ng Filipinong May Kapansanan).

The following activities with their respective dates and venues will be conducted:

  1. 1. Read Along Theater Presentation
July 16/2:00 P.M. -4:00 P.M. Concert at the Park, Rizal Park
  1. 2. Simultaneous celebration of the Holy Mass
July 17 Nationwide
  1. 3. Celebration of Holy Mass
July 17/6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. ABS-CBN, Channel 2. Quezon City
  1. 4. M.O.V.E. Manila Run 2011
July 17/5:00A.M. Quezon City Memorial Circle
  1. 5. Opening Ceremonies and Recognition of Special Olympic Medalists
July 17/8:30 A.M.-9:00 A.M. Liwasang Aurora, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City
  1. 6. Celebration of Holy Mass
July 17/9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Liwasang Aurora, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City
  1. 7. Forum on the Prevention, Early Detection and Intervention of Disabilities Among Children
July 18/8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M, Auditorium, Center for Health Development, Mandaluyong City
  1. 8. Transport Access Forum- AIR and Sensitivity Training
July 18/900 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. NAIA III, Pasay City
  1. 9. Awarding of DOLE’s Starter Kit to Taguig City Office of Persons with Disability Affairs (OPDA)
July 18/8:00 A.M. Taguig City
10.Registration of Persons with Disabilities July  18-22/ 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. SM Malls and Barangays nationwide
11.Forum on the K to 12 Program and the  Education of Persons with  Disabilities (Implications, Preparations and Directions) July 19/8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Commission on Higher Education, U.P. Diliman Campus,  Quezon City
12.Entrepreneurship Appreciation Course  July 19/9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Occupational Safety and Health Center, North  Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
13. Accessibility Forum  July 19/9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Tagaytay Convention Center, Tagaytay City
  1. Tenpin Bowling Tournament for PWDs


July 19/9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. SM Bowling Center, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City
15.Live Interview at “NBN at Your Service” July 20/12:00NN-1:00 P.M. NBN Channel 4
16.Access Audit of LRT/MRT Train Stations July 20/ 8:00 A.M./5:00 P.M. MRT/LRT Stations
17.  Talk on Prevention of Disabilities for Expectant  Mothers  July 20/9:00 A.M. Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa
18.Ergonomics and  3 PM “Banat Buto” Lecture  July 20/1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. DENR Building, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City
19.Forum on Accessible Tourism for Persons with Disabilities July 21/9:00 A.M./2:00 P.M. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel,Pasay City
20.Mobility Clinic and Registration of PWDs  July 21/9:00 A.M.-12:00 NN Multi-Purpose Hall, Brgy San Vicente, Quezon City, District 4
21.Talk on Prevention of Disability the Natural Way —Management of Diabetes and Hypertension  July 22/9:00 A.M.- 12:00 NN NAPOCOR, Quezon City
22.Understanding Disability July 22/8:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. National Children’s Hospital
23.I-Monitor Mo,  Accessibility Law Press           Conference  July 22/9:00 A.M.-12:00 NN PIA, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City
24.Posting of PWD Stickers in Public Utility Vehicles  July 23/10:00 A.M.- 11:00 A.M. Robinson’s Terminal, Novaliches, Quezon City– BusesSM Fairview Terminal, Quezon City— Jeepney, Taxi and FX
25.NDPR Week Closing Ceremonies (Variety Show and Wheelchair  Distribution) July 23/2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. SM City Fairview
26.Registration of PWDs July 23/ 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. SM City Fairview
27.Painting Exhibit July 17-23/10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. The Podium, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
28.Newborn Screening   July 17-23/ 9:00 A.M. East Avenue Medical Center, Quezon City; Jose Fabella Memorial Medical Center, Manila;  Philippine General Hospital,     Manila; Dr.J.P. Rizal Memorial Hospital, Calamba City, Laguna; Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial District Hospital, Trece Martirez City, Cavite and Angono General Hospital, Angono, Rizal
  1. 29. PARM M.O.V.E
July 24, 2011/ 5:00 A.M. Dumaguete City


For more details, please contact the 2011 NDPR Week Secretariat at 951-5013, 932-6422 loc. 101 and Mobile Nos. 0920-9062306 (Rizalio R. Sanchez); 0920-9062296 (Mike Limon);  0920-9062287(Cely de Leon);  and 09994801130 (Jem Aguilar) or you can email us at

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