Million Volunteer Run 2

February 9, 2013

The Quezon City local government supports the the “Million Volunteer Run 2” of the Philippine National Red Cross with the PRC-Quezon City Chapter. The public is encouraged to participate and join  the run which will be staged on February 10, 2013, 5:00 am by the PRC-QC Chapter from Commonwealth Avenue to Quezon Memorial Circle.

The Philippines will make an international declaration that we are humanitarians. Join us in stopping the cycle of devastation. On Feb 10, we will be running to create a culture of volunteerism in the Philippines that will define the Filipino nation before the whole world.

Three easy ways to register:

Online registration and payment via online banking, Pay Pal or Pay Easy – register online now and pay only P100 even if you’re a non-student or business executive

You can also register online at [multiply]

Register at any Red Cross Chapter – you can download registration form here and fill up before going to the chapter.

Registration Fees :

PhP 100.00 for students

PhP 200.00 for non-students

PhP 500.00 for business executives

For more information the public can contact the PRC-Quezon City Chapter at 340-5674, 464-3751 or visit the website


  • Million Volunteer Run is a fun run.
  • Participants 17 years old and below must have secure signed Parental Consent. Waiver Form must be signed to qualify for registration. You may bring your Multiply Original Invoice which is also considered as Official Receipt ans Waiver.
  • All volunteer participants must complete the MVR Registration Form honestly and accurately.
  • Assembly time will be at 5:00 AM.
  • Gun start will promptly be 5.30AM for 3K and 6.00AM for 5K.
  • All Participants must wear RED Shirt.
  • Participants may run, walk or rest upon their discretion.
  • The organizers reserve the right to reject any participant found to have misrepresented himself/herself.
  • The organizers reserve the right to alter any of the above rules and regulations that they may deem necessary to ensure the success of the race.



Dream Chase 2013 Charity Fun Run

February 6, 2013

CereCare Philippines Foundation provides psychological and rehabilitation services, and special education program and rehabilitation services and special education program for children with special needs such as Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and other similar conditions.

DREAM CHASE 2013 is a Charity Fun Run and CereCare’s pioneering endeavor to raise the level of awareness for these children with exceptionalities. Join us in this advocacy of making a difference in the lives of these children.

Download Registration Form

YOUNG VOICES’ SHOUT- OUT “ May PWD ID Kami, Kasali Kami!!

November 27, 2012

Leonard Cheshire Disability Philippines Foundation, Inc. (LCDPFI) gathered over 60 young people with disabilities and partners, to launch these “Young Voices” (YVs) as a powerhouse cast of disability advocates in Iloilo last October 28 to October 31, 2012.













May PWD ID Ako, Kasali Ako!

PNP-VI Regional Office Director Agrimero Cruz as the first Speaker, was widely cheered by the YV participants on his pledge to set up desks to address complaints of Persons with disabilities regionwide.  This, if enforced, will serve as a model for all PNP headquarters nationwide.

In her presentation, Ms. Virgie Rabino of NCDA IECD, herself a YV Coordinator when she was with LCDPFI, shared that less than 3% of children and youth with disabilities have access to education (Department of Education). And 0-14 years old and children with disabilities have no access to basic health and rehabilitation services (ADB).  This gap all the more makes sense to develop YVs as advocates to push for their own rights and help create a disability inclusive society.

Be the change you want to be…







Buzz Groups on cool campaign strategies, News writing/Journalism, ‘Know Your Laws and Rights’  by IECD Chief Zaldy Sanchez, below left, YV power! From LCD President Emmanuel Pengson.

NCDA-TCD Chief Nelia de Jesus shares local/overseas opportunities, and ..sign language benefits,

“Now with NCDA’s IECD team, former LCDPFI YV Coordinator Ms. Virgie Rabino shared from her own experiences, several tips in launching strong/vibrant advocacy.”


The youth with disabilities, actively tackled issues affecting their rights and ways to address them and fittingly capped the event with a cultural talent show/friendship night.

To keep their commitments binding, in check and progressive, the group signed a Manifesto of Commitment, and agreed to hook up through Facebook and Twitter.

Mrs. de Jesus challenged youth writers to submit news write-ups for NCDA’s website ( and avail of ‘cool’ incentives in return.  Moreover, the group could start writing YV success stories to be compiled as evidences of best practices by the youth sector.

Genson Fernandez, youth leader from Mariveles, Bataan, reminded that knowing their RIGHTS and OPPORTUNITIES should be matched by a sense of RESPONSIBILITY on their part.


Young PWD Leaders Launched as Rights Advocates

September 3, 2012

To develop young leaders with disabilities as rights advocates,  NCDA Director Carmen Zubiaga’s instructions,  Abilympics Champs Virgie Rabino and Raphael Torralba  found their hands full, as Resource Speakers during the 34th NDPR Week.  On two separate occasions, both showed their mettles as budding leaders in their own rights.

Ms. Virgie, now part of the Council’s Information, Education and communications Division, spoke to Bulakenos with disabilities and support groups on their rights and privileges, according to the UN-CRPD and some local enabling laws last July 19, 2012 in Meycauayan, Bulacan.  As Young Voices Philippines’ past National Coordinator and the Philippine Team’s spokesperson at the 2011 International Abilympics in Korea, Virgie’s grasp of disability issues and corresponding stopgaps, helped the crowd appreciate what the government through NCDA, is doing for citizens with disabilities.

Raph Torralba in turn, shared practical “Tips in Communicating with Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing”, hosted by the Department of Tourism for hotel/restaurant managers and staff last July 21, 2012.  Like Virgie, his achievements as a budding photo journalist with some news already published and cited internationally, and as a national photography champ involved in the Visual Shot Club’s “Photography with a Difference” project, have made some marks on the disability scene.

Watch out for these two emerging leaders, as NCDA ushers in the development, and the ‘coming out’ of more..



NHE Forum Closing Marks Opol and New Lucena Success Stories

August 14, 2012

COMELEC, DILG and DOH, 34th NDPR Week’s ‘PWD-friendly’ Websites Awardees

August 14, 2012

For the 34th NDPR Week, 3 strategic government agencies DILG, DOH and COMELEC bagged the “PWD-friendly Website Awards, after complying with the NCDA-NCC Joint Circular on Web Accessibility, to boost the sector’s “RIGHT TO INFORMATION” towards socio-economic opportunities.

This joint project of the National Computer Center-ICTO, Philippine Web Accessibility Group and NCDA, would not have been possible without the ICT SubCom champions Architect Rizal Morales (DOTC), Merce Nicolas (NCC-ICTO), Noli Agcaoili (NOVA) and Lauro Purcil (DepEd).


July 26, 2012

The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) recently turned-over instructional and information materials to students with disabilities of Batino Elementary School in Quezon City, as part of its continuing campaign to promote the right to education of persons with disabilities as embodied in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Undersecretary Alicia R. Bala (3rd from right) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development who used to be the Officer-in-Charge and currently Alternate Chairperson of the NCDA Governing Board, spearheaded the National Campaign to Promote White Cane project among blind persons especially those studying in the elementary level which subsequently resulted to inclusion of instructional materials for other children with disabilities. Joining her are (from right to left) NCDA Chief Information Officer Rizalio R. Sanchez, Department of Education Undersecretary Albert T. Muyot, Batino Elementary School Principal, Mr. July Villapa, and NCDA Deputy Executive Director Mateo A. Lee, Jr., including students with disabilities from said school.

P-Noy’s NDPR Week Message

July 13, 2012


Sagisag ng Pangulo ng Pilipinas
Sagisag ng Pangulo ng Pilipinas



My warmest greetings to the National Council on Disability Affairs, as you
spearhead the 34th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation
(NDPR) Week celebration, as chaired by the Department of Labor and

In our continuing quest for equitable progress, the Filipino people are our
most indispensable resource, and their welfare is our top priority. We take
pride in the accomplishments of our persons with disabilities and their
contributions to our nation-building agenda. They are our paragons of
strength and determination, resilient and steadfast in fulfilling their great
potential among the movers of our nation.

May this occasion bring forth a stronger resolve in addressing the issues
concerning your sector. Rest assured that we in government remain
committed to safeguarding and promoting the interests of all our people, chief
among  these being the right to work in any office or industry setting and
reducing the index of marginalization. Let us work together to secure a just
society, where no one is left behind and every hardworking citizen is given
the opportunity to realize his dreams.







17 July, 2012


Message from DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman

P-Noy’s NDPR Week Message (.pdf)

DILG-Memo_Circular NDPR (.pdf)

CSC Announcement 34th NDPR (.pdf)

Deped MC. 103, s. 2012 (.pdf)



NCDA Launches National Campaign on White Cane for School Children with Visual Impairment

June 11, 2012

Undersecretary Alicia R. Bala (center) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and concurrent Officer-in-Charge/Executive Director of the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), takes the lead in the launching of a nationwide campaign to promote white cane and its distribution to school children with visual impairment held at the Philippine National School for the Blind (PNSB) in Pasay City. The distribution which also took place at the Batino Elementary School in Quezon City and  Heneral Pio del Pilar SPED Center in Makati City, is a project of NCDA   and DSWD in partnership with the Department of Education to intensify public awareness on the plight of visually impaired persons in the community and  to promote respect and recognition of the white cane as an assistive device.

34th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week Celebration

May 28, 2012

Latest Updates:

Message from DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman

P-Noy NDPR Week Message

Deped MC. 103, s. 2012

DILG-Memo_Circular NDPR

CSC Announcement 34th NDPR


In celebration of the 34th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week on July 17 – 23 this year, the National Council on Disability Affairs hereby issues this Announcement on the matter aforesaid.  It consist of the following:

Legal Basis:  Proclamation No. 361 (2000), as amended by Administrative Order No. 35 (2002).

Theme: The celebration has adopted the theme “Mainstreaming Persons with Disabilities in Economic Development.”  This was conceptualized to contribute and promote the full employment of persons with disabilities and to tackle barriers and gaps, facilitate stakeholders’ cooperation, develop innovative approaches and support human rights-based initiatives for the economic development of persons with disabilities.

Proposed Activities and Schedules:

To drumbeat the weeklong celebration, various activities will be conducted as indicated hereunder:

1. July 17, 2012

– Thanksgiving and Holy Mass                                            

– Stakeholders’ Forum

–  Ribbon Cutting of the “Likhang PWD 2012” (Exhibit of artworks and products  made by PWDs                        

2. July 18, 2012

– Paligsahan ng may “K” sa Kasaysayan at Kultura ng Pilipinas.

3. July 19, 2012

–  Mobility Clinic

–  Early Prevention of Children with Disabilities

–  1st Road Safety Seminar for Persons with Disabilities

4.  July 20, 2012

– Orientation-Forum on Accessibility Law with Sensitivity Training

– Jobs Fair

5. July 21, 2012 –Nationwide Special Registration for PWD  Voters

6. July 21, 2012 –  Tree Planting

 7. July 22, 2012 –  M.O.V.E. Manila Run

 8. July 23, 2012

– Entrepreneurship Appreciation Seminar

– Closing Ceremony

– Wreathlaying Ceremony on the Birthdate of Apolinarion Mabini

For more details on the celebration, please find attached the full Concept Paper and Calendar of Activities of the 2012 NDPR Week celebration.  The NDPR Week Secretariat could be contacted thru Telephone Numbers 951-5013 and 932-6422 local 101, or thru Mr. Rizalio R. Sanchez, Mr. Mike Limon, Ms. Cely de Leon, and Ms. Jem Aguilar at Mobile Nos. 0920-9062306, 0920-9062296, 0920-9062287, and 09994801130, respectively, or you can email us at



Undersecretary, DSWD

Officer-in-Charge/Executive Director

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