Happy 51st ASEAN Day!!!

August 8, 2018

51st ASEAN Day
51st ASEAN Day

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APT for Ikapitbisigmo Kaisaka

January 18, 2018

Appropriate Paper-Based Technology Workshop Participants.
Appropriate Paper-Based Technology Workshop Participants.

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.

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2017 Training of Gender, Disability, and Leadership Development

January 17, 2018

Participants of women with disability trainings.
Participants of women with disability trainings.

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.

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Highlights on the “High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Midpoint Review of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022”

December 29, 2017

High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Midpoint Review of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022” held in Beijing, China on November 27 to December 1, 2017

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Statement of Secretary Taguiwalo on Children with Disabilities

April 26, 2017

Secretary Taguiwalo's statement on the rights of children with disabilities and their families
Secretary Taguiwalo's statement on the rights of children with disabilities and their families

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Groundbreaking Ceremonies held for Disability Resource and Development Center

March 7, 2017

(From left to right) Director Carmen R. Zubiaga of the National Council on Disability together with DSWD Undersecretary Maria Lourdes Turalde-Jarabe, DPWH Assistant Secretary Eugenio Pipo, DOJ Undersecretary Deo Marco, DICT Director Nestor Bengato and Mr. Arnold De Guzman of Quezon City Persons with Disability Affairs Office leads the burying of the time capsule during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Disability Resource and Development Center (DRDC) held recently at the NCDA, Quezon City. The DRDC is envisioned to be the hub of information, programs and policy development, capability building and networking for all disability stakeholders.

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UAP leads turnover of books on Accessibility Law and its IRR

December 22, 2016

Simple turnover ceremony with UAP officials.
Simple turnover ceremony with UAP officials.

Director Carmen R. Zubiaga (seated) of the National Council on Disability Affairs meets with Arch. Joselito Francisco (left), president of the United Architects of the Philippines-Quezon City Central Chapter during the turnover of reproduced copies on Accessibility Law (Batas Pambansa Blg 344) and its Implementing Rules and Regulations, held recently at the NCDA Office in Quezon City. Also present during the turn ceremony were members of UAP-QC Central Chapter Arch. Erico Francisco (2nd from left), Arch. Randy Gomez, Arch. Peji Cipriano and Arch Justin Francisco.

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IRR OF RA NO. 10754 SIGNED

December 9, 2016

DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo (3rd from left), DOH Undersecretary Gerardi Bayugo (right) and NCDA Executive Director Carmen R. Zubiaga (2nd from let) sign the IRR of RA 10754.  Witnessing the signing are principal authors of the law, former Rep. Martin Romualdez (3rd from left) and Sen. Sonny Angara (3rd from right), Cong. Yedda Romualdez (2nd from left), Rep. Imelda Calixto-Robiano (center), DSWD Undersecretary Florita Villar (foremost right), Tahanang Walang Hagdanan President  Mr. Manuel V. Agcaoili (sitted foremost left) and  Liga ng Maykapansanan Mr.  Miguel Catain (standing in red  polo)
DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo (3rd from left), DOH Undersecretary Gerardi Bayugo (right) and NCDA Executive Director Carmen R. Zubiaga (2nd from let) sign the IRR of RA 10754. Witnessing the signing are principal authors of the law, former Rep. Martin Romualdez (3rd from left) and Sen. Sonny Angara (3rd from right), Cong. Yedda Romualdez (2nd from left), Rep. Imelda Calixto-Robiano (center), DSWD Undersecretary Florita Villar (foremost right), Tahanang Walang Hagdanan President Mr. Manuel V. Agcaoili (sitted foremost left) and Liga ng Maykapansanan Mr. Miguel Catain (standing in red polo)

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NCDA and CFL Partnership

May 22, 2015

 Deputy Executive Director Mateo A. Lee, Jr. (2nd from left) of the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA)  receives a copy of translated Filipino disability laws from Dr. Banjamin M. Mendillo, Jr. of the Commission on the Filipino Language during the turnover ceremony held at the NCDA Office in Quezon City.  Witnessing the turn-over are: Mr. Rizalio R. Sanchez, Chief of Information, Education and Communications Division and Ms. Delfina J. Baquir, Information Officer IV of NCDA.
Deputy Executive Director Mateo A. Lee, Jr. (2nd from left) of the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) receives a copy of translated Filipino disability laws from Dr. Banjamin M. Mendillo, Jr. of the Commission on the Filipino Language during the turnover ceremony held at the NCDA Office in Quezon City. Witnessing the turn-over are: Mr. Rizalio R. Sanchez, Chief of Information, Education and Communications Division and Ms. Delfina J. Baquir, Information Officer IV of NCDA.

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CHINA AND PHILIPPINES ADVOCATE ON INCLUSION OF DISABILITY IN APEC AGENDA

May 20, 2015

The delegates from the Disability Sector of China, with Director General of CDPF, Wei Mengxin and the Philippines, with Executive Director Carmen Reyes Zubiaga of NCDA after the Preparatory Meeting with other members of the Group of Friends on Disability which was introduced during the APEC Leaders’ Week Meeting in 2014 held in Beijing.
The delegates from the Disability Sector of China, with Director General of CDPF, Wei Mengxin and the Philippines, with Executive Director Carmen Reyes Zubiaga of NCDA after the Preparatory Meeting with other members of the Group of Friends on Disability which was introduced during the APEC Leaders’ Week Meeting in 2014 held in Beijing.

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