NCDA OIC CARMEN ZUBIAGA RAISES PWD CONCERNS DURING THE DSWD NATIONAL MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (NMDC)

June 22, 2018

NCDA OIC CARMEN ZUBIAGA RAISES PWD CONCERNS DURING THE DSWD NATIONAL MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (NMDC)
NCDA OIC CARMEN ZUBIAGA RAISES PWD CONCERNS DURING THE DSWD NATIONAL MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (NMDC)

 

 

During the recent DSWD 2018 Mid-Year NMDC held in Canyon Woods Resort Club in Laurel, Batangas, the NCDA Officer-in-Charge, Ms. Carmen R. Zubiaga reported on the forthcoming nationwide observance of the 40th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week slated on July 17-23, 2018. President Rodrigo R. Duterte is being invited as the keynote speaker in the Opening Ceremonies of the weeklong celebration which has “Kakayahan at Kasanayan para sa Kabuhayan Tungo sa Kaunlaran” as its theme. The Technical Education and Development Authority chairs the National Working Committee of NDPR.

Ms. Zubiaga pointed out the rights of persons with disabilities to organize themselves and to choose their own leaders pursuant to the provisions of the “UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”. She likewise reported the establishment of Disability Development Support Fund as a legislative agenda in the Philippine Development Plan.

Ms. Zubiaga also enjoined the DSWD to consider the inputs of NCDA to make the National Vocational Rehabilitation Center a resource center that will respond to the present needs of persons with disabilities; thus, there is a need to amend Republic Act No. 1179 entitled “An Act to Provide the Promotion of Vocational Rehabilitation of the Blind and Other Handicapped Persons and their Return to Civil Employment” passed on June 19, 1954. Moreover, she requested the DSWD Regional Directors to allow their municipal social welfare officers and/or focal persons for persons with disabilities to attend the NCDA’s “Cluster LGU Convention on Disability Inclusive Local Governance” which aims to promote Disability Inclusive Development as a tool to good local governance. The Mindanao Cluster will be held on August 29-31, 2018 in Davao City while the Luzon and Visayas Clusters will be scheduled within the year.

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OIC ZUBIAGA ATTENDS THE 2ND ASIA PACIFIC YOUTH CAMP FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

June 19, 2018

NCDA OIC Zubiaga delivering an inspirational message.
NCDA OIC Zubiaga delivering an inspirational message.

The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) Officer-in-Charge, Ms. Carmen R. Zubiaga  serves as the Inspirational  Speaker  during the Opening Ceremonies  of the “2nd Asia Pacific Youth Camp for Persons with Disabilities” held on June 6, 2018 at the Villa Escudero in Tiaong, Quezon Province.   The event, which was participated by representatives  from  Australia,  Hong Kong,  Philippines, Thailand and  Singapore, was  organized by  the “Order of Malta  Philippines”,  a  humanitarian organization which  conducts  spiritual/religious and hospitaller activities.  It  was  led by  its  President, Dr. Leopoldo H. Lazatin, Grand Cross of Magistral Grace.

In her talk, OIC Zubiaga shares to the participants her struggle as a person with disability from school days during her childhood, involvement in community work, employment in a local government unit   until her appointment in her present post at NCDA.  Conference participants were inspired how Ms. Zubiaga triumphantly   succeeded  from her challenges  due to discrimination in school and even in her family.

OIC Zubiaga  also acknowledged how Tahanang Walang Hagdanan  developed her skills and fulfilled her mission in life.   She was glad  to be able to  impart to  the sector of persons with disabilities who are nowadays  acknowledged as partner in nation building, have access to health, education, employment, transportation and even able to raise their own family.  She also cited that oftentimes, the inaccessibility of the environment  causes  the disability of a person.

OIC Zubiaga also congratulated the “Order of Malta Philippines”   for mounting the event to showcase the talents of youth with disabilities through the different activities lined up for the event. The latter, in turn, awarded a Plaque of Appreciation to OIC Zubiaga for participating in this special event.

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Call for Applications for the 21st Duskin Leadership Training Program in Japan (2019) ! The deadline is August 8, 2018.

May 28, 2018

The Executive Committee for the Duskin Leadership Training in Japan is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 21st Duskin Leadership Training in Japan (2019-20). The Duskin program, which was first implmented in 1999, is designed to provide highly motivated young individuals with disabilities living in Asia and the Pacific Region with about a 10-month long training opportunity to learn about the current situation of welfare measures and services for persons with disabilities in Japan. It also offers a series of workshops where participants can enhance their practical skills and develop good leadership. Over the past 19 years the program has hosted 133 people, many of whom are today taking action for human rights of persons with disabilities over the world.

Unique features of the program include that the instruction language is Japanese: the first 3 months are devoted to intensive Japanese (Sign) language lessons, and by the end of the program participants can develop fluency in the language. Moreover, a number of months are spent on tailor-made individual training, reflecting each participant’s own needs, interests and future goals. At present 5 prospective trainees, who have been selected to attend the 20th program are developing their training plan and getting ready for the journey they are embarking on in September.

Please find copies of Application Guidance and Application form which can be downloaded at http://www.normanet.ne.jp/~duskin/english.

The deadline for application is August 8, 2018.

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2nd International Paradelphic Games

May 25, 2018

The 2nd International Paradelphic Games in Izhevsk, Udmurt Republic, Russian Federation is calling for persons with disabilities to compete in the eight categories of arts: music, fine arts, audio-visual, theatre, literature, circus art, song and dance in 11-17 November 2018. The organizers will shoulder expenses for food, accommodations, local transfer within Izhevsk, cultural tours, and business programs, while international and domestic air transfer and other travel expenses will be borne by participants/sending party.

This 2nd International Paradelphic Games is under the auspices of the National Paradelphic Committee of Russia (NPCR) thru the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs. Moreover, the call for persons with disabilities to participate and compete in the said international games is the desire of the Philippine Government to create more opportunities and their integration into the mainstream of the disability agenda in the programs of government agencies, and non-government organizations thus paving the way to a bigger and more meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in the international arena.

The Paradelphic Games was first held in 2016 as an international project of the Russian Federation to unite and create a collaborative world gathering creative and gifted persons with disabilities regardless of gender, age, race, religion, and nationality and serves as an inclusive platform for highest achievements of persons with disabilities in the sphere of culture and art.

Interested participants may wish to directly coordinate with Ms. Oksana Prikhodko at email paradelf2018@gmail.com or npdkr@yandex.ru. Additional information on the event can be accessed at www.paradelf.com. Deadline for submission of applications is on 30 June 2018.

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Application is now Open! KENNY LUGAR – YOUTH EXCHANGE AND STUDY (KL-YES) PROGRAM

May 25, 2018

The Council in partnership with AFS Intercultural Programs Philippines (AFS-IPP) are happy to announce that the KL-YES (Kenny-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study) Program, is now accepting applications for batch 2019-2020. This cultural exchange scholarship program is open to students with disabilities who are currently enrolled in public/private junior or senior high schools and is among the top 25% of academic performance in grade level (Graduating senior high school (Grade 12) students are not eligible to apply). Age requirements to qualify for this scholarship should have birthdates between August 2, 2001 and August 1, 2004 at the time of application, selection and preparation for travel.
All applications must be submitted to the AFS Philippines in printed copies (mail/courier) or soft copies (email) on or before July 6, 2018:

If an application will be submitted via mail/courier, applicants must submit only photocopies of original documents to:

ATTN: PROGRAMS TEAM
AFS Intercultural Philippines
Unit 1607 16/F Antel Global Corporate Center
No. 3 Dona Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center
1600 Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Telefax: 02-584-2002
Website: http://www.afs.ph
E-mail address: phi.YESprogram@afs.org

Or if sending via email, please send it to phi.YESprogram@afs.org with email subject “YES 2012-2020 Pre-Application Form.”

For your reference, we have attached the program guidelines and a KL-YES pre-application form which can be photocopied or downloaded at https://www.afs.ph/yes-program. For details you may contact Ms. Fatima Garon at telephone nos. 932-6422 locals 112 and 113 or 951-6129.

Application Form
Program Guidelines

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Accomplishment Report 11th World Autism Awareness Day Philippine Celebration Theme: “Empowering Women and Girls with Autism” April 2, 2018

April 18, 2018

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INVITATION TO BID “AS IS – WHERE IS” Unserviceable Motor Vehicles

April 12, 2018

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY

Isidora Street, Brgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City

 

INVITATION TO BID

“AS IS – WHERE IS”

 

 

The National Council on Disability Affairs invites bidders to purchase the following unserviceable motor vehicles through sealed public bidding in an “as is, where is” basis on May 2, 2018 2:00 PM at the NCDA Building, Board Room, Ground Floor, Isidora Street, Brgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City:

 

Car No. Brief Description of Motor Vehicle Floor Price
1 MV, Toyota Hi-Ace, diesel, 1980 Model Plate# SAD753 9,500.00
2 MV, L300 Mitsubishi Versa Van De Luxe, diesel, 1995 Model Plate# SEE281 54,718.40
3 MV, Isuzu Hi-Lander wagon, diesel, 1998 Model Plate# SFC589 46,813.40

 

Public Bidding Mechanics:  

 

  1. The public bidding will be conducted in accordance with COA Circular No. 89-296 dated January 27, 1989 and is open to all bidders.

 

  1. The bid form may be obtained personally from the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) on Disposal Secretariat from April 13 to May 2, 2018 2:00 PM at the 2nd Floor Finance and Administrative Division, NCDA Building, Isidora Street, Brgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City or may be downloaded through the NCDA website at www.ncda.gov.ph.

 

  1. All bid proposals shall use the bid form attached as Annex “A”. The bid form shall be accomplished in three (3) copies, preferably typewritten, shall be submitted in a sealed envelope properly addressed at:

 

The Chairperson

NCDA BAC

Board Room, Isidora Street, Brgy. Holy Spirit

Quezon City

 

  1. All bids must be accompanied by a bid bond/s in the form of cash, manager’s check or cashier’s check acquired from a reputable bank within Metro Manila, with an amount equivalent to ten percent (10%) of the floor price of the subject vehicle/s to be bid. Such bond shall be refunded to losing bidders after the declaration of the winning bidder.

 

  1. All interested bidders may inspect the subject vehicle in plain view without the assistance of a mechanic on April 13 to May 2, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM except on May 2, 2018 which is 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

 

  1. Bid proposals shall be submitted not later than May 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM through the NCDA BAC Board Room, Isidora Street, Brgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City. Late bids shall not be accepted. The opening of bids shall immediately follow at 2:00 p.m.

 

  1. The winning bidder shall be the proposal with the highest offered price which shall not be lower than the floor price and the declaration of the winning bidder shall immediately follow.

 

  1. Should there be a tie in the highest offered price for a particular vehicle; the concerned bidders shall “draw-lots” to break the tie.

 

  1. The winning bidder’s bid bond shall automatically be considered as partial payment and the difference between the bid price and the bid bond shall be paid in full to the NCDA cashier in the form of cash, cashier’s check or manager’s check of a reputable bank within Metro Manila within five (5) working days from the date of the Notice of Award. In case of failure of payment of the bid price within the required period, the award shall be cancelled and the bid bond shall be forfeited.  The subject vehicle shall then be award to the next highest bidder.

 

  1. The Official Receipt (O.R.) showing the full payment of the bid price shall be presented to the Executive Director which shall serve as the basis for the preparation of the deed of sale and Release Order within five (5) working days upon receipt of the O.R.

 

  1. The winning bidder is required to take possession of the subject vehicle within thirty (30) working days after receipt of the Release Order, otherwise, he shall be charged with a daily storage fee in the amount equivalent to one percent (1%) of the floor price of the subject vehicle or five hundred pesos (P500.00) whichever is higher. In case the vehicle is not claimed within thirty (30) calendar days, the award/contract shall be cancelled and the subject vehicle shall be awarded to the next highest bidder.

 

  1. The three (3) unserviceable motor vehicles shall be sold on an “as is, where is” basis.

 

  1. The bidders shall accept the physical condition and actual state at the time of the public bidding of the subject vehicles. The highest winning bidder shall likewise be responsible for the cost of the transfer and registration of said vehicles.

 

  1. The National Council on Disability Affairs reserves the right to reject any or all bids, or any part thereof, waives any formality, requirements or defects contained therein and will accept the offer it considers most advantageous to the government

 

 

 

MATEO A. LEE, JR

Deputy Executive Director

Chairperson, NCDA Disposal Committee

 

 

 

Annex “A”

 

 

 

BID PROPOSAL

 

 

_____________________

Date

 

 

The Chairperson

NCDA Bids and Awards Committee on Disposal

National Council on Disability Affairs

NCDA Building, Isidora Street, Brgy. Holy Spirit

Quezon City

 

 

Sir:

 

After having carefully read and accepted the terms and conditions in the “AS IS – WHERE IS” public bidding of the NCDA motor vehicles, hereunder is our bid offer for the item/s as follows:

 

 

Car No. Brief Description of Motor Vehicle Amount Offered
1 MV, Toyota Hi-Ace, diesel, 1980 Model Plate# SAD753
2 MV, L300 Mitsubishi Versa Van De Luxe, diesel, 1995 Model Plate# SEE281
3 MV, Isuzu Hi-Lander wagon, diesel, 1998 Model Plate# SFC589
 

TOTAL

 

(Amount in Words) _______________________________________________

 

_______________________________________________________________

 

Enclosed is a bid bond equivalent to ten percent (10%) of the value bided in the amount of P_______________.

 

 

Very truly yours,

 

______________________________________

Name of Bidder (Signature over Printed Name)

 

_____________________________________

Address and Contact No.

 

____________________________________

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NCDA, DPWH and PSWDO of Bulacan hold Access Audit Orientation

March 26, 2018

City of Malolos – The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) together with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office of Bulacan conducted a one-day orientation on access audit dubbed as “Bulacan Province Orientation-Training on Access Audit: Capacitating LGUs to Implement Accessibility Law” that was held at the Francisco Balagtas Hall, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center, City of Malolos, Bulacan.

The event also coincided with the 35th Anniversary of the passage of BP Blg. 344 which was enacted in 1983.

The orientation seeks to capacitate local government units to implement the provisions of Batas Pambansa Blg. 344 otherwise known as “An Act to Enhance the Mobility of Disabled Persons by Requiring Certain Buildings, Institutions, Establishments and Public Utilities to install Facilities and Other Devices.”

The one day activity was participated in by some 100 participants from the municipalities of Hagonoy, San Rafael, Meycauayan, Plaridel, San Ildefonso, Balagtas, Angat, Pulilan, Bulacan, Sta. Maria, Pandi, Doña Remedios Trinidad, San Miguel, Norzagaray, Baliwag and the Cities of Malolos and San Jose del Monte, all in Bulacan province. Participants from the national government agencies and federations of persons of persons with disabilities also attended.


Assec Umpa delivering inspirational message
Assec Umpa delivering inspirational message
Governor Alvarado giving a keynote message
Governor Alvarado giving a keynote message

Bulacan Governor Alvarado (lower) and DPWH Assistant Secretary Umpa speaks before the guests and attendees of the orientation training on access audit held in the City of Malolos, Bulacan.

Present during the event were Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, DPWH Assistant Secretary Tingagun A. Umpa, OIC-Director Carmen R. Zubiaga and Deputy Executive Director Mateo A. Lee, Jr. both from NCDA, Ms. Jacky Pelilio, Assistant Department Head and Ms. Paciencia Morada, PWD Focal Person of Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office of Bulacan.

In the speech delivered by Governor Alvarado-Sy, he first thanked NCDA and DPWH for choosing the Province of Bulacan as the venue of the access audit orientation.

Governor Alvarado highlighted the massive infrastructure program of the Duterte administration known as “Build, Build, Build” that will benefit the Province of Bulacan. He cited the on-going infrastructure projects such as the MRT Line 7 Project from North Avenue, Quezon City to San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan; Philippine National Railways (PNR) Clark project linking Tutuban in Divisoria, Manila, to the City of Malolos, this province, among others.

“The infrastructure projects we are currently undertaking is seen to decongest Metro Manila and spur development in its peripheries and help thousands of commuters coming from Bulacan and Pampanga to travel daily to their workplaces or schools in Manila,” the Governor said.

“It is important that all of our infrastructure projects must also be compliant with the accessibility law. No one is above the law, all government and business establishments in the province should be compliant with BP 344 and Republic Act No. 7277,” he said.

On the other hand, the keynote message of Asec. Umpa centered on the thrust of the Department of Public Works and Highways requiring its District Engineers in the Province to strictly implement the accessibility law. He said that they committed to monitoring compliance with BP 344.

The participants was also oriented on the enhanced access audit monitoring tool and later were organized into access audit teams. ###

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NCDA PARTICIPATES IN PH HOSTED ASEAN EVENTS

December 29, 2017

ED Carmen Zubiaga met Canadian PM Trudeau.
ED Carmen Zubiaga met Canadian PM Trudeau.

The NCDA Officer-in-Charge, Ms. Carmen R. Zubiaga, discussed the benefits of accessible e-jeepney on the lives of Filipinos with Disabilities with DOTr Secretary Arturo Tugade and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the soft-launching of the Accessible E-Jeepney at the Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati City on November 13, 2017. This event was held during the sneak preview of COMET accessible e-jeepney designed by Canadian Engineers.

Selected officials and staff from NCDA also participated in the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits’ Opening Ceremony held on November 13 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and Closing Ceremony on November 14 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

NCDA Officers at the APEC Event
NCDA Officers at the APEC Event

by OIC Zubiaga and Deputy Executive Director Mateo A. Lee, Jr. also met casually Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa; Senator Richard J. Gordon; National Youth Commission Chairperson Aiza Seguerra; and Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Chairperson/Undersecretary Mar Liza D. Seguerra and introduced programs and concerns of persons with disabilities which are worth pursuing through collaborative efforts.

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