National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) 60the Anniversary

February 6, 2023

The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) joined the celebration of the 60th Founding Anniversary of the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) held earlier today at the Independence Flagpole, Rizal Park, Luneta, Manila.
NPDC’s Executive Director, Ms. Cecille Lorenzana Romero, in her speech, welcomed everyone to the Stop and Salute event. She said that they have prepared 60 events that will be implemented throughout the year in promotion of the culture of the Philippines.
One of the highlights of the event is the appreciation of their partners and stakeholders. They provided each partner with a certificate that affirmed that sustaining partners are the foundation of their accomplishments.

Group photo of representatives who attended the Flag ceremony in Rizal Park
Group photo of representatives who attended the Flag ceremony in Rizal Park

Group photo of the four division chiefs of NCDA, at the back is the Rizal monument
Group photo of the four division chiefs of NCDA, at the back is the Rizal monument

Another group photo of the NCDA division chiefs and Concurrent OIC together with some representative from NPDC
Another group photo of the NCDA division chiefs and Concurrent OIC together with some representative from NPDC

Another group photo of NCDA chiefs while Concurrent OIC is holding the Certificate of Appreciation given to NCDA by NPDC
Another group photo of NCDA chiefs while Concurrent OIC is holding the Certificate of Appreciation given to NCDA by NPDC

Group photo of representatives from NDPC together with Concurrent OIC of NCDA.
Group photo of representatives from NDPC together with Concurrent OIC of NCDA.

Gender and Development (GAD) Training

February 6, 2023

NCDA recently conducted a three-day GAD training entitled GAD Mainstreaming Disability Inclusive Program. Mr. Raymond Mazo served as our Resource Person. NCDA Officer-in-Charge-Executive Director Dandy C. Victa delivered his opening remarks and welcomed all participants, including Mr. Mazo.

Mr. Raymond Mazo served as GAD  Resource Person
Mr. Raymond Mazo served as GAD Resource Person

Group photo of participants
Group photo of participants

Concurrent Officer in Charge - Executive Director Dandy C. Victa
Concurrent Officer in Charge - Executive Director Dandy C. Victa

Mr. Mazo discussing a topic
Mr. Mazo discussing a topic

Another group photo of participants
Another group photo of participants

February Is National Down Syndrome Consciousness Month

February 6, 2023

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022 Theme

December 6, 2022

Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities (GITC) 2022 Winners

December 1, 2022

The Philippines as an active participant to the annual Global Information Technology Challenge (GITC) for Youth with Disabilities joined once more this year in a hybrid format. The final round was facilitated in Yeouido Glad Hotel in South Korea.

This year, this Philippines won a total of five gold medals and three bronze medals.

The competition strengthened the capability of youth with disabilities. In preparation for the GITC, the participants attended the 2nd National IT Boot Camp that was staged in partnership with the with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the National Youth Commission.

The awarding was held online via zoom last November 16, 2022.

The competition categories and WINNERS are as follows:

eCreative_Smart Car Challenge – To evaluate the skills to use Scratch program for self-driving car programing(coding)

Best Award Winners (Team John Christian Ballesteros):

JOHN CHRISTIAN BALLESTEROS
EXIKIEL DE VERA
BRIAN RAYOS
MIGUEL FRANCO RAMIREZ

ELifeMap Challenge – To evaluate the skills to search and utilize information dealing with problems of daily life using Internet

• Best Award Winner:
RAFAEL MANUEL

• Good Award Winner:
JOHN CHRISTIAN BALLESTEROS

eTool_PPT Challenge – To evaluate the skills to make and edit presentation slides using PowerPoint

• Good Award Winner:
JOHN CHRISTIAN BALLESTEROS

eContents Challenge – To evaluate the skills to make and edit video dealing with specific topics creatively

• Good Award Winner:
RAFAEL MANUEL

Congratulations to all the winners!

Webinar on RA 11650 Re: Inclusive Education Act of 2022

November 7, 2022

26 October 2022. The resource speaker from the Department of Education, Assistant Secretary Dexter A. Galban, Office of Asst. Secretary for Youth Affairs and Special Concerns conveyed information, received feedback and directly answered the questions and queries about the Republic Act 11650. This allowed the interactivity of the resource person with the participants of this online event. The webinar was attended by more than 100 participants via Zoom (excluding those who stay tuned at NCDA Facebook page).

The topics discussed were:

1) Declaration of Policy of DepEd supporting the quality education for all levels that accessible to all, recognition of rights of all learners with disabilities, adoption of whole-of-community approach and consideration of diverse needs of learners

2) The objectives of the law

3) Inclusion Policy for Learners with Disabilities in Public and Private Schools

4) Inclusive Learning Resource Center (Functions, Administration, Programs & Services offered, among others)

5) Establishment of Inter-Agency Coordination Council for Learners with Disabilities

6) Learner Information System (LIS)

7) Instructional Materials for Learners with Disabilities

8) Family Members, Guardians and Care Provider’s Education and Roles

9) Protection of Learners with Disabilities

You can watch the recorded video on the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/nationalcouncilondisabilityaffairs/videos/1428466331010415


CARING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES – A Medical Mission for Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City

November 7, 2022

The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) employees will conduct a medical mission to its persons with disabilities constituents living or residing in Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City in coordination with Kaagapay ng PWD ng Holy Spirit Inc. (KAAGAPAY) on November 07, 2022.

Persons with Disabilities of Barangay Holy Spirit encounter the presence of physical, attitudinal, institutional, and information barriers particularly on accessibility, availability, appropriateness, and affordability on health care services. Hence, addressing these barriers may only be attained through the NCDA’s initiative to collaborate with multi-sectoral stakeholders that would create awareness and linkages towards achieving disability-inclusive health programs and services within the barangay level.

The medical mission will provide free screening / assessments and booster vaccination for persons with disabilities particularly children with disabilities. These include basic physical examination, medical consultation, and check-ups as well as provision of medicines, vitamins and hygiene kits as well as intervention and referral system to minimize and prevent further disabilities.

NCDA participates in the High-Level Intergovernmental Meeting of the Final Review of the Asia and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities in Jakarta, Indonesia

October 25, 2022

NCDA participates in the High-Level Intergovernmental Meet

Webinar on RA11650 (Inclusive Education of Students with Disabilities)

October 25, 2022

Topic: Webinar on RA11650 (Inclusive Education of Students with Disabilities)
Time: Oct 26, 2022 09:30 AM Kuala Lumpur

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85251350986

Meeting ID: 852 5135 0986

19th ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD) AWARENESS WEEK

October 6, 2022

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