RESOLUTION NO. 50-2002

Republic of the Philippines

Province of La Union

MUNICIPALITY OF SUDIPEN

Sangguniang Bayan

EXCERPTS FROM THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE SANGGUNIANG  BAYAN OF SUDIPEN, LA UNION HELD ON THE 8TH DAY OF MAY 2002 AT THE SB SESSION HALL

PRESENT:

Vice Mayor Constantino I. Sales – Presiding Officer

SBM Feliza M. Catcatan

SBM Cayetano G. Leonen

SBM Edwin O. Oribio

SBM Gregorio M. de Guzman

SBM Marcelina D. Pang-ot

SBM Antonio B. Bangsoy

SBM Melvin G. Macusi

LIGA Pres. Oscar David A. Macusi

SBM Ernesto M. Mercanci

SKFP Gemma L. Luquingan

ABSENT: None

RESOLUTION NO. 50-2002

RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE OFFICE OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITY AFFAIRS (OPDA)

WHEREAS, the World Program of Actions Concerning Disabled Persons was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at its 37th regular session 3 December 1982 under the Resolution 37/52;

WHEREAS, the pursuant to said Resolution it calls for local authorities and other bodies within the public and private sectors to implement national measures contained in the World Programme of Action;

WHEREAS, corollary to World Programme of Actions Concerning Disabled Person, the United Nations-Economic and Social Commission for the Asia and Pacific (UN-ESCAP) adopted Resolution 48/3 providing a framework for the Agenda for Action for the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 1993-2002″consisting of major categories;

WHEREAS, in response to the afore-cited Agenda, Proclamation No. 125 dated January 15, 1993 was issued by then President Fidel V. Ramos “Proclaming the Nationwide Observance in the Philippines of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 1993-2002.

WHEREAS, pertinent provinsions of the 1987 Philippine Constitution require the government to provide essential service to persons with disabilities for their empowerment and upliftment of their lives;

WHEREAS, RA 7277 otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons was passed into law recognizing persons with disabilities as part of Philippine society, thus requiring to give full support to their well being;

WHEREAS, salient provisions under the Local Government Code of 1991 require local government units to facilitate the implementation of welfare programs for persons with  disabilities and such other activities  which would eliminate or minimize the ill-effect of poverty (Art. 3, Sec. 458 (xiv); Art. 3, Sec. 468 (4) (vi); Art. 13 (iv);

WHEREAS, in order to sustain provision of services to persons with disabilites in the communities particularly at the local or grassroots level, there is a need for local government units to establish an Office of Persons with Disability Affairs (OPDA) to serve as its structural organization for the implementation of the above-mentioned purpose hereto for recommended.

NOW THEREFORE, on motion of SBM Feliza M. Catcatan duly seconded, be it:

RESOLVED AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, that the members of the National Directorate of the League of Municipalities of the Philippine endorses, for adoption the proposed establishment of Office of Persons with Disabilities Affairs (OPDA) in all municipalities.

RESOLVED FURTHER that copies of this resolution be forwarded to the Office of the President, Office of the Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and other office concerned for their information and appropriate action.

Unanimously Approved.

Enacted this 8th day May 2002

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I certify to the correctness of the foregoing Resolution

     Signed

HOPE S. MACUSI

Secretary to the Sanggunian

ÁPPROVED:

             Signed                                                                                                                          Signed

CONSTANTINO I. SALES                                                                                       VISITACION M. PIAOAN

Presiding Officer/Vice Mayor                                                                                                 Mayor