Memorandum Circular No. 2009-37 Support For Community-Based Program For Children With Disabilities

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

A. Francisco Gold Condominium ll EDSA cor. Mapagmahal St. Diliman, Quezon City

 

 March 20, 2009

 MEMORANDUM  CIRCULAR

NO. 2009-37

 TO       :           ALL PROVINCIAL GOVERNORS, CITY/MUNICIPAL MAYORS, PUNONG BARANGAYS, SK CHAIRPERSON, DILG REGIONAL DIRECTORS, FIELD OFFICERS, AND OTHERS  CONCERNED

 SUBJECT:      SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES (CWDs)

  The Breaking Barriers for Children (BBC) is a project jointly undertaken by the Katipunan ng Maykapansanan sa Pilipinas, Inc. (KAMPI) and the Danish Society of Polio and Accident Victims with funding support from the Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA).

 The main goal of BBC is to promote the rights and improve the living condition of CWDs in line with the “United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” (UNCRPD) with its purpose to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedom by all persons with disabilities and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.

 With the Philippine’s ratification of the UNCRPD, all National and Local Government Agencies are encouraged to promote disability rights and to include persons with disabilities in the development of their programs and services.

 ln this regard, all City/Municipal Mayors, Punong Barangays and Sangguniang Kabataan Chairpersons are hereby encouraged to support and adopt the BBC Project.

 All Local Chief Executives are also encouraged to ensure that CWD’s concerns are included in the Plans and Programs of their respective LCPCs, and maintain Database on CWDs.

 Likewise, all DILG Regional Directors and Field Officers are hereby directed to ensure the widest dissemination of this Circular in their respective jurisdiction.

 For information and guidance.

 (SGD)

RONALDO V. PUNO

 Secretary