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).

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)



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

33rd NDPR Week Schedule of Activities

July 12, 2011


The general public is hereby informed of the commemoration of the  33rd National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week  on July 17 – 23, 2011 with the theme “Making the Rights Real for Filipinos with Disabilities” (Isakatuparan ang Karapatan ng Filipinong May Kapansanan).

The following activities with their respective dates and venues will be conducted:

  1. 1. Read Along Theater Presentation
July 16/2:00 P.M. -4:00 P.M. Concert at the Park, Rizal Park
  1. 2. Simultaneous celebration of the Holy Mass
July 17 Nationwide
  1. 3. Celebration of Holy Mass
July 17/6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. ABS-CBN, Channel 2. Quezon City
  1. 4. M.O.V.E. Manila Run 2011
July 17/5:00A.M. Quezon City Memorial Circle
  1. 5. Opening Ceremonies and Recognition of Special Olympic Medalists
July 17/8:30 A.M.-9:00 A.M. Liwasang Aurora, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City
  1. 6. Celebration of Holy Mass
July 17/9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Liwasang Aurora, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City
  1. 7. Forum on the Prevention, Early Detection and Intervention of Disabilities Among Children
July 18/8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M, Auditorium, Center for Health Development, Mandaluyong City
  1. 8. Transport Access Forum- AIR and Sensitivity Training
July 18/900 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. NAIA III, Pasay City
  1. 9. Awarding of DOLE’s Starter Kit to Taguig City Office of Persons with Disability Affairs (OPDA)
July 18/8:00 A.M. Taguig City
10.Registration of Persons with Disabilities July  18-22/ 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. SM Malls and Barangays nationwide
11.Forum on the K to 12 Program and the  Education of Persons with  Disabilities (Implications, Preparations and Directions) July 19/8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Commission on Higher Education, U.P. Diliman Campus,  Quezon City
12.Entrepreneurship Appreciation Course  July 19/9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Occupational Safety and Health Center, North  Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
13. Accessibility Forum  July 19/9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Tagaytay Convention Center, Tagaytay City
  1. Tenpin Bowling Tournament for PWDs


July 19/9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. SM Bowling Center, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City
15.Live Interview at “NBN at Your Service” July 20/12:00NN-1:00 P.M. NBN Channel 4
16.Access Audit of LRT/MRT Train Stations July 20/ 8:00 A.M./5:00 P.M. MRT/LRT Stations
17.  Talk on Prevention of Disabilities for Expectant  Mothers  July 20/9:00 A.M. Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa
18.Ergonomics and  3 PM “Banat Buto” Lecture  July 20/1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. DENR Building, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City
19.Forum on Accessible Tourism for Persons with Disabilities July 21/9:00 A.M./2:00 P.M. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel,Pasay City
20.Mobility Clinic and Registration of PWDs  July 21/9:00 A.M.-12:00 NN Multi-Purpose Hall, Brgy San Vicente, Quezon City, District 4
21.Talk on Prevention of Disability the Natural Way —Management of Diabetes and Hypertension  July 22/9:00 A.M.- 12:00 NN NAPOCOR, Quezon City
22.Understanding Disability July 22/8:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. National Children’s Hospital
23.I-Monitor Mo,  Accessibility Law Press           Conference  July 22/9:00 A.M.-12:00 NN PIA, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City
24.Posting of PWD Stickers in Public Utility Vehicles  July 23/10:00 A.M.- 11:00 A.M. Robinson’s Terminal, Novaliches, Quezon City– BusesSM Fairview Terminal, Quezon City— Jeepney, Taxi and FX
25.NDPR Week Closing Ceremonies (Variety Show and Wheelchair  Distribution) July 23/2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. SM City Fairview
26.Registration of PWDs July 23/ 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. SM City Fairview
27.Painting Exhibit July 17-23/10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. The Podium, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
28.Newborn Screening   July 17-23/ 9:00 A.M. East Avenue Medical Center, Quezon City; Jose Fabella Memorial Medical Center, Manila;  Philippine General Hospital,     Manila; Dr.J.P. Rizal Memorial Hospital, Calamba City, Laguna; Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial District Hospital, Trece Martirez City, Cavite and Angono General Hospital, Angono, Rizal
  1. 29. PARM M.O.V.E
July 24, 2011/ 5:00 A.M. Dumaguete City


For more details, please contact the 2011 NDPR Week Secretariat at 951-5013, 932-6422 loc. 101 and Mobile Nos. 0920-9062306 (Rizalio R. Sanchez); 0920-9062296 (Mike Limon);  0920-9062287(Cely de Leon);  and 09994801130 (Jem Aguilar) or you can email us at

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Comelec launches PWD Registration for NDPR Week Celebration

July 12, 2011


The Commission on Elections (Comelec) announces A PWD National Registration Week where persons with disabilities (PWD) will be given priority during voter registration from July 18 to 23, 2011.

Satellite Registration will be held in accessible venues in major cities such as SM malls and in barangays where there are many PWD registrants. For details please call the following numbers:

(02)-525-9345, (02)-527-0821, (02)-527-1892 or e-mail

Download: Comelec Registration

32nd NDPR Celebration Project Brief

July 18, 2010


The National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week is an annual celebration of the national government being spearheaded by then National Commission Concerning Disabled Persons (NCCDP) by virtue of Proclamation No. 1870 issued in June 22, 1979 by then President Ferdinand E. Marcos. Subsequently, in August 19, 2000, President Joseph E. Estrada issued Proclamation No. 361 superseding Proclamation No. 1870 wherein the celebration of that weeklong event was spearheaded by the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons, the forerunner of NCCDP and now the National Council on Disability Affairs. This public policy aims at paying tribute to millions of Filipinos nationwide and recognizing their valuable contributions in nation-building. Its primary objective is to stimulate public awareness on disability problems and concerns particularly issues on disability prevention, rehabilitation and equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities (PWDs). The observance of this event is being commemorated on July 17-23 and shall culminate on the birthdate of Apolinario Mabini, the “Sublime Paralytic” on July 23.

In order to highlight the nation’s efforts towards disability prevention and rehabilitation leading to the effective integration of persons with disabilities into the mainstream of society as mandated under Republic Act No. 7277 otherwise known as the “Magna Carta for Disabled Persons,” President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Administrative Order No. 35 in May 3, 2002 “Directing All Departments, Bureaus, Government-Owned and/or Controlled Corporations, Government Financial Institutions, Local Government Units, State Universities/Colleges and Schools, and Other Government Agencies/Instrumentalities to Promote and Conduct Relevant Activities During the Annual Observance of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week.” The directive stipulates, among others, “that the funds necessary to carry out its provisions shall be sourced out by the concerned agencies from their annual appropriation, the amount of which shall not be less than one percent (1%) of each agency’s total budget for the year or equivalent to the amount provided for under Sections 29 and 31 of the General Appropriations Act.”


The observance of NDPR Week has multi-faceted objectives as follows:

  • To stimulate public awareness on disability issues and concerns that will strengthen the involvement of the different government and non-governmental organizations including cause-oriented groups, civil society, self-help groups of persons with disabilities, the academe, professional groups and societies, local government units, business sector, the media and other entities of the society;
  • To serve as the vehicle of information for programs being implemented by government agencies and organizations of and for persons with disabilities that adhere to the promotion of the inherent rights and issues of persons with disabilities;
  • To encourage every Filipino citizen to take active responsibility in the upliftment of the economic and social conditions of persons with disabilities in our society, thereby encouraging them to take pro-active roles in nation-building;
  • To generate full media support on the celebration and other disability-related issues and concerns that affect persons with disabilities and their families; and
  • To develop and strengthen cooperation and partnership between and among the various sectors of the Philippine society for better understanding of disability issues and concerns.


For this year’s celebration, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) was chosen to be the lead agency with the Department of Health (DOH) as vice-chair. As the lead agency, the representative designated by their Secretary shall act as the Chairperson and will call and preside all meetings of the Committee. True to this mandate, the Honorable Dimas Soguilon, DPWH Assistant Secretary, acts as the Chairperson for this year’s celebration.


A National Working Committee for the celebration is being organized to steer the different activities that will be conducted whose composition are representatives of national government agencies and non-government organizations of and for persons with disabilities based in the National Capital Region/Metro Manila.

The member agencies other than the DPWH and DOH are as follows:

• Department of Environment and Natural Resources
• Department of the Interior and Local Government
• Department of Labor and Employment
• Department of Social Welfare and Development
• Department of Trade and Industry
• Department of Transportation and Communications
• Department of Foreign Affairs
• Department of Education
• Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
• Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
• Philippine Postal Corporation
• Commission on Human Rights
• Manila International Airport Authority
• House of Representatives-Committee on Social Services
• Philippine Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine
• Archdiocese of Manila Office of Persons with Disabilities Ministries
• Alyansa ng May Kapansanang Pinoy, Inc.
• Christian Blind Mission
• DZAS 702-Far East Broadcasting Corporation
• SM Committee on Disability Affairs
• SM Foundation, Inc.
• Liliane Foundation Philippines, Inc.
• National Historical Institute
• National Anti-Poverty Commission-PWD Sector
• Philippine Association of Citizens with Developmental and Learning Disabilities, Inc.
• Philippine Sports Association for Differently-Abled, Inc.
• Christian Blind Mission
• Katipunan ng Maykapansanan sa Pilipinas, Inc.
• Autism Society Philippines


This year’s celebration carries the theme ‘’SA ISTRUKTURANG ACCESSIBLE, LAHAT AY ABLE,” a combination of English and Tagalog languages. However, for common understanding among the general public an English text is conceptualized as “ÁN ACCESSIBLE STRUCTURE IS ABLE TO HELP ALL.”

The theme was aptly chosen and adopted by the members to align with the functions of the lead agency whose mandate, among others, concerns the promotion of the accessibility of persons with disabilities towards a barrier-free environment pursuant to Batas Pambansa Bilang 344 better known as the “Accessibility Law.” This is ably supported by Republic Act No. 7277 otherwise known as the “Magna Carta for Disabled Persons” and its amendatory law, Republic Act No. 9442. This is being considered as an important factor in order to enhance public understanding of accessibility issues, and where relevant, they can be used as resources in the development of other national and local standards.

Best practices in universal design among buildings and other public infrastructures are also being considered in the theme as basis for discussion among local building officials/authorities, architects and building owners to comply with the universal design principles. This will provide affordable design practices that meet the needs of the widest possible range of people who use the facility.


To drumbeat the weeklong celebration, various activities will be conducted/undertaken which include:

  1. Thanksgiving Mass and Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Mabini Shrine
  2. Formal Opening Ceremony
  3. Family Fun Day of Persons with Disabilities
  4. Paligsahan ng May “K” sa Kasaysayan at Kultura ng Pilipinas
  5. Livelihood Exhibits of Products Made by PWDs
  6. Poster Making Contest
  7. Jobs Fair
  8. Wellness and Lifestyle Seminar
  9. Regional Orientation on Accessibility Law and Universal Design Concept
  10. Community Medical Mission
  11. Sports Activities
  12. Information Dissemination/Advocacy
  13. Commemoration of Mabini’s Birthday, July 23
  14. Newborn Screening
  15. Access Radio Program at DZAS 702
  16. other agency activities as per their mandate mainstreaming disability agenda


The activities that were identified by the members of the National Working Committee will be implemented at the National Capital Region/Metro Manila. Member agencies with regional offices are encouraged to conduct their own activities as per their mandate mainstreaming disability agenda in collaboration with the local government units and other organizations of and for persons with disabilities operating in their respective territorial jurisdictions. The Regional Committees on Disability Affairs (RCDAs) in each region shall serve as the focal point where its member agencies could spearhead the activities. The Council’s four (4) Regional Programs Coordinators shall serve as focal persons who shall assist in giving the necessary assistance and directions in the activities to be conducted. Their names, areas of coverage and contact numbers are as follow:

Name Areas of Coverage Contact Numbers
Ms. Cynthia Barriga Regions 1, 2, 3, and CAR 0920-9062297
Ms. Ruth Tacujan Regions 4-A, 4-B, 5 and 6 0920-9062305
Ms. Evelyn Dolencio Regions 7, 8, 9 and 10 0920-9062302
Ms. Flerida Labanon Regions 11, 12, Caraga, ARMM & NCR 0920-9062304


In order to generate wide publicity of the weeklong celebration, various promotional efforts will be undertaken by members of the National Working Committee using various modes. Media coverage is encouraged to be done in order to generate the necessary information on the celebration and the activities to be conducted/undertaken. In turn, it is expected that it would be broadcasted and/or printed by the media networks that covered the event.

On the other hand, it is required to all concerned to hang streamers in conspicuous places such as public offices, plazas, schools, provincial capitols, city/municipal/barangay halls, hospitals and such other public facilities. For purposes of uniformity, a white cloth/tarpaulin streamer with the following specifications and text presented hereunder shall be strictly observed and followed.


In order for the Secretariat to determine the activities conducted by various agencies and organizations, a Feedback Report will be required from concerned agencies and organizations following the prescribed format attached to this document. As much as possible, it should be submitted to NCDA one (1) week after the celebration which shall be consolidated into an Accomplishment Report which will be submitted to the Office of the President.

While the celebration is on-going, the Regional Programs Coordinators and/or other designated staff/representatives of NCDA shall monitor all activities being conducted in their respective areas of jurisdiction in coordination with the Regional Committees on Disability Affairs.

Prepared by:

Information Officer V