Job Opportunities at the Department of Trade and Industry – Philippine Board of Investments

January 24, 2020

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December 5, 2019

The National Council on Disability Affairs, (NCDA) as the national government agency mandated to formulate policies and coordinate the activities of all agencies, whether public or private, concerning disability issues and concerns is commending the City of Manila through the hard work and outstanding leadership of its dynamic Mayor Francisco Moreno Domagoso colloquially named as “Yorme Isko” on its expose on the publication and proliferation of fake persons with disabilities and senior citizens Identification Cards (IDs).

Mayor Moreno thanked the netizens for their information on the said issue propelling them to launched an entrapment after gathering evidence to validate their claim. He reiterated that there is a punishment under the Revised Penal Code for holding fake documents and that it is the job of the State to protect the needs of those who have less in life and who should have more in law. He warned “Recto University” producing fake documents including fake IDS to be careful of what they are doing for they will bear the full force of the law.

In his closing statement Mayor Isko as he is fondly called requested for support of national government agencies to extend their help and support to the City of Manila as they can only do so much in tracking down notorious and criminal activities.

NCDA welcomes this development and call for other LGUS to be mindful of violators in their respective localities to protect the rights of legitimate persons with disabilities.

For inquiries, parties may call NCDA at Telephone No. (632) 89324342; email  at or visit its website:

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PH youth with disabilities win big in IT competition in Korea as featured in ABS-CBN News

December 4, 2019

PH youth with disabilities win big in IT competition in Korea

MANILA — As Filipino athletes bag gold medals at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, Filipino youth with disabilities came home with their own set of medals from an information technology (IT) competition in South Korea. Four students from Philippine public high schools participated in the Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities (GITC) in Busan from November 25 to 29.

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December 4, 2019

The Philippine youth with disabilities contingent made a solid performance in the recently held Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities (GITC) in Busan, Korea from November 25-29, 2019 garnering Excellence awards in eLifemap Challenge (Web Browsing), eTool Challenge (PowerPoint and Excel) and eCreative Challenge (Robotics).  The group bested 19 countries in eContent Challenge (Video Making) securing the Best Award while Florenz Jaime Fernandez of Valenzuela National High School (VNHS) was declared the 2019 Global IT Leader.

The GITC is an annual competition in Information Technology (I.T.) for youth with disabilities hosted by Rehabilitation International (R.I.) Korea and their partners to bridge the digital divide and information gaps of persons with disabilities as well as promote their participation towards accessing higher education and decent employment.

This year, the GITC served as an associate event of the ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) Commemorative Summit to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

 The Philippine team is composed of Florenz Jaime Fernandez (Low Vision), Keith Rafael Ignacio (Learning) both from Valenzuela National High School and Karl Francis Du (Deaf), Manila High School and Ace Benedict Dayto (Ortho) General Pio Del Pilar National High School.  Mr. Crisanto D. Perez of the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) and Angelita L. Nicolas of the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) performed as official coaches and chaperones of the participants.

Florenz Jaime Fernandez and Karl Francis Du both got Excellence awards in individual contests in eLifemap Challenge and eTool Challenge respectively while in team competition, the group got Excellence Award in eCreative and the Best Award in eContent.  Florenz Jaime Fernandez got the highest individual points accumulated from all contests that made him the 2019 Global IT Leader.          

The coaching staff and personal assistants include Ms. Maribel P. Trinidad, Maria Teresa C. Dayto, Jocelyn T. Ignacio and Roschelle G. Magalong who also served as sign language interpreter.  Mr.Juan Paolo E. Espiritu and Ms. Sarah A. Acero of Haraya served as trainers and consultants.

Officer-In-Charge and Deputy Executive Director Mateo A. Lee, Jr. with Mr. Dandy C. Victa as technical support officer served as guest resource speaker in the Innovation and Inclusion (InI) Forum and acted as the head of the Philippine delegation to the global competition.

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Final Call – NCDA Logo Design Contest

October 28, 2019

Final call… (Deadline: October 30, 2019)

Are you a Filipino graphic artist or layout artist (with or without disabilities)? You might be interested to join the NCDA Logo Design Contest!

NCDA is looking for a new LOGO for its expansion facility, the Disability Resource and Development Center (DRDC). DRDC envisions to be a one-stop shop that will advance the rights of persons with disabilities to physical environment and information and communications technology (ICT).

Please see contest mechanics for details:

1. Open to all Filipinos with or without disabilities.
2. Contest Duration: July 17 to December 3, 2019.
3. Only one (1) entry per participant and entry is composed of
the following:
– Logo design (graphic – digital)
– Logo should be accompanied by a narrative description
of no more than 500 words with its elements and
4. Logo should reflect the theme: “Accessibility, Information
and Enablement of Persons with Disabilities”.
5. All entries should be submitted on or before October 30,
2019 at 12:00 Noon, together with the participant’s name,
address and contact numbers.
6. Entries should be in digital format and at least 600 dpi with
a file extension of .JPG and sent to,
with Subject Title: “DRDC Logo Design Contest”.
7. By joining the contest, participant declares that submitted
logo is his/her original work, any complaint that may arise
on the authenticity of work should be the responsibility of
the participant to prove the authenticity of the logo
submitted. All entries submitted shall be the property of
8. The logo making contest shall be judged by DRDC Core
Group, NCDA Officials based on the following criteria:
– Concept – 40%
– Visual Appeal / Impact – 30%
– Originality – 30%.
9. Winning entry shall be revealed during the International Day
of Persons with Disabilities in December 2019.
10. The winner shall be informed through registered mail,
email and telephone/mobile numbers from NCDA.
11. NCDA shall have the exclusive rights to the winning logo
design, and reserves the right to its use in official
correspondences and publications on any form of visual
media. NCDA reserves the right to further refine or make
improvements and changes on the final artwork of the
winning entry.
12. A cash prize of P10,000 and a Plaque of Appreciation
await the winning logo.

For further details, you may call the Technical Cooperation Division, National Council on Disability Affairs at 951-61-29 or email at

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Applications for thirteen vacancies of mandate holders to be appointed atthe 43rd session of the Human Rights Council

October 15, 2019

The Presidential Human Rights Committee Secretariat of the Office of the President is pleased to share the availability of vacancies of mandate holders to be appointed at the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council. As mandate holders, i.e., special rapporteurs, independent experts, working group members, their specific functions are defined in the UN Human Rights Council resolutions creating or extending their mandates. Please see list of said vacancies.

However, please take note that individuals holding decision-making positions in government or in any other organization or entity, which may give rise to conflict of interest with the responsibilities inherent to the mandate, are disqualified from applying.

For more information on the application and selection process, you may visit

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JUANA TALKS: Bakit Mahalaga ang Agenda ni Juana?

September 23, 2019

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) will have its 18th Congress entitled “JUANA TALKS: Bakit Mahalaga ang Agenda ni Juana?” on September 26, 2019, Thursday, at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City. Highlight of the Congress would be the presentation-discussion on “Removing Gender Discrimination in the Legal Framework” and   “Call for Gender-Responsive Laws.”

The Commission will also be launching the Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda (WPLA); the WPLA is a set of proposed topics of bills that seeks to amend or repeal the discriminatory provisions of existing laws and seeks for the formulation and adoption of new legislations that promotes women’s empowerment and gender equality. For the WPLA launch, PCW is organizing TED TALKS highlighting the importance of women and gender-responsive legislation in the country.

Among the Women’s Priority Legislative Agenda for the 18th Congress include the:

  • Strengthening the Provisions of R.A. 8353: Amending the Anti-Rape Law
  • Repealing Adultery and Concubinage: Repealing the Revised Penal Code provisions on Adultery and Concubinage (Articles 333 and 334)
  • Ensuring Women’s Equal Rights in Marriage and Family Relations
  • Amending the Family Code Provision on Legal Separation
  • Enacting the Anti-Prostitution Law (Amending Articles 202 and 341 of the Revised Penal Code)
  • Upholding the Right to Life and Security of Spouses and Daughters by Repealing Article 247 of the Revised Penal Code
  • Enacting Women’s Political Participation and Representation Law
  • Enacting  the Ant-Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender  Identity Act
  • Adopting Divorce in the Family Code and
  • Enacting the Transitioning of Workers and Economic Units from the Informal to the Formal Economy

The National Council on Disability Affairs is calling the attention of the Philippine Commission on Women to include in all their legislation agenda the concerns of women with disabilities.

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September 20, 2019

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July 9, 2019

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NCDA, DICT holds ICT 2019 Challenge for Youth with Disabilities

July 8, 2019

“2019 NITC Winners”
“2019 NITC Winners”

Now on its fifth year, the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) and the Department of Information, Communication Technology (DICT) hold its National PWD IT Competition recently at the DICT Campus, Valenzuela City. This is in preparation for the upcoming 2019 Global IT Challenge (GITC) for Youth with Disabilities that will be held on November 25-29 this year in Busan, South Korea.

GITC is a capacity building project that helps youth with disabilities to overcome their limitations and challenge themselves for a better future by providing them with access to ICT and related experiences by improving their abilities to leverage information and social participation.

The competition will select national champions in four (4) type of disabilities namely: (1) communication (hearing), (2) learning/intellectual, (3) orthopedic/physical, and (4) visual disability on selected work categories such as eTool Challenge and eLife Map Challenge.                             In the eTool Challenge, contestants will utilize MS Office skill efficiently at work or school, while eTool tests contestant’s ability to respond to a specific situation through Web Searching.

The competition was participated in by 39 students from13 schools in NCR, Regions IV-A and V. These schools were Philippine School for the Deaf, Philippine National School for the Blind, Signal Village National High School, Quirino High School, Valenzuela National High School, Manila High School, Miriam College, Taguig Integrated School, APEC School, Athen’s Academy, Carmona National High School in Cavite, and Mayon Institute of Science and Technology in Ligao, Albay.

In a message delivered by Director Aida Yuvienco of DICT-Management Information System Service (MISS) she highlighted that ICT has become an integral part of everyday life for many people.   “For persons with disabilities, it bridges the disability divide though the use of digital technologies,” she said.

She also mentioned some government initiatives that focus on ICT such as Tech4ED that establishes eCenters in rural areas for easy access by persons with disabilities, Rural Impact Sourcing that provides online freelancing jobs, and ICT training and workshops conducted by DICT will help our persons with disabilities find jobs and acquired skills to make them more productive in life.  

The winners of this year were:

  • Communication Disability Category – Karl Francis N. Du (Manila High School)
  • Orthopedic/Physical Disability – Ace Benedict C. Dayto (Gen. Pio del Category                                                                         Pilar National High School)
  • Learning Disability Category – Keith Rafael T. Ignacio (Valenzuela National High School)
  • For Visual Disability Category – Florence Jaime Fernandez (Valenzuela National High School)

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