NCDA Cheers Delegates to Korea’s “ Global Challenge for Youth with Disabilities”

October 19, 2012

Pinch-hitting for ED Carmen Reyes-Zubiaga, DED Matt Lee Jr., met the 5-man team for this world event on October 29-November 2, 2012 in Incheon, Korea.  He helped find the team’s name – “MAKE THE RIGHT REAL – PHILIPPINES,  adopting the new Decade’s tagline, with the theme: I.T.’s More Fun in the Philippines”.  The young delegates will compete in e-LIFE,  e-Tools and e-Sports categories.

The 5 delegates are:  1) Ms. Jennifer Garcia, Team Coordinator from NCDA, will also present a country paper on “Accessible ICT in the Philippines”, 2) Ezekiel “EJ” Erpelo, MCCID Institute of Technology,  3) Gerson Peralta, Philippine National School for the Blind (PNSB) ,  Jabby Vesagas (Independent Living Learning Centre (ILLC), and Jabby’s Mother/Personal Assistant Mrs. Connie Vesagas.

Global IT Challenge Philippine Delegation
Global IT Challenge Philippine Delegation
Left to right: NCDA-TCD Chief Nelia R. de Jesus, Mr. Pablito Gesmundo (PNSB), MCCID Institute of Technology Training Director/Coach Jojo Esposa, PNSB Teacher/Coach Adonis Untalan, RP Team Coordinator Jennifer Garcia, Youth Delegates Ezekiel John “EJ” Erpelo (MCCID) and Gerson Peralta from PNSB, NCDA-DED Matt Lee, Jr., Youth Delegate Jabby Vesagas (ILLC), Jabby’s Mom/Personal Assistant Mrs. Connie Vesagas, Ms. Nina Almeda, ILLC Coach and Mrs. Peralta.

Team’s dry-run of 3-day program the e-contests

The meeting no doubt, set the whole team on a high gear, with NCDA’s full support. Big thanks goes to the Department of Foreign Affairs’’ staff Ms. Mila Cruz, who tirelessly makes the express lanes for PWD passport applicants real, including these young delegates.

“e-PDAO Network” Launched

September 4, 2012

To seal the recently concluded ‘’Philippine Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) Congress”, held in Bayview Plaza Hotel on August 15-17, 2012, PDAO Officers/focal persons  signed the Manifesto of Commitment/”e-PDAO Network”, to spur and serve as hub in rolling out national disability programs most effectively.


“Manifesto Signing of “e-PDAO Network”

Jorwin Bautista (left) among the first to sign, Joerabs (middle) signs on behalf of Opol Fed.of PWDs, the rest saying while signing, “Sali tayo dyan!’”
Jorwin Bautista (left) among the first to sign, Joerabs (middle) signs on behalf of Opol Fed.of PWDs, the rest saying while signing, “Sali tayo dyan!’”


NCDA Cheers London-bound RP Paralympics Team

September 4, 2012

Godspeed, RP Paralympics Team!   NCDA Executive Director Carmen Reyes-Zubiaga  leads well wishers in honoring and cheering the “Go for Gold RP Paralympics Team”in a dinner hosted by the Council at the Bayview Plaza Hotel, last August 17, 2012.  This sendoff of the  Philippine bets to the “ International Paralympics” in London meaningfully capped the closing of the 3-day 3-day PDAO Congress held in the same hotel.

Samahang Kapatiran ng May Kapansanan para sa Hanapbuhay Inc.

July 1, 2012

Samahang Kapatiran ng May Kapansanan para sa Hanapbuhay Inc.
Samahang Kapatiran ng May Kapansanan para sa Hanapbuhay Inc.


Samahang Kapatiran ng May Kapansanan para sa Hanapbuhay Inc. is owned and managed by Arthur Quiroz. A PWD entrepreneur with orthopedic engaged in selling religious articles in Quiapo, Manila Philippines.


Religious Articles


  • Business Name                                   :         Samahang Kapatiran ng May Kapansanan para sa Hanapbuhay Inc
  • Business Owner’s Name                   :         Mr. Arthur Quiros
  • Business Complete Address            :         # 31 Lacson Underpass, Quiapo, Manila
  • Contact Person (2)                            :         Mr. Arthur Quiros
  • Cellphone Number                            :         (02) 381-6367 or 09195671684


International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Hosts Web ACcess Workshop for COMELEC

April 17, 2012

Philippine Web Accessibility Group (PWAG), NCDA’s online advocacy group on web accessibility,  represented by its President and MCCID Institute of Technology Training Director Mr. Jojo Esposa,  as  Resource Person,  shares hands-on techniques to make websites accessible to persons with disabilities .

















IFES Philippines’ Project Officer Ms. Mae Butoy  warmly  welcomed everybody to fast break  COMELEC’s “PWD-friendly” website for  disability-inclusive elections.  Held for COMELEC’s IT Team at the Bayleaf Intramuros on March 22, 2012, this was in tandem with the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) and the Philippine Web Accessibility Group (PWAG).

NCDA-Technical Cooperation Division Chief Nelia de Jesus thanked IFES Coordinator Mae Butoy for sponsoring the training that gave momentum to COMELEC’s initial efforts to bolster registration of voters with disabilities.  This year, the Council will hold similar workshops for other GOs and selected LGUs, to expand web accessibility of citizens with disabilities to government’s programs and services.

Accessibility Audit in Butuan City

July 25, 2011

Accessibility Audit in Butuan City

June 13, 2011. The National Council for Disability Affairs (NCDA) Regional Program Coordinator Flerida Labanon, together with focal persons from The Regional Council for Disability Affairs (RCDA) Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga  and different member-agencies visited the  Butuan City Hall to conduct an accessibility audit  of the Building to ensure that the Local Governemnt of Butuan complies with BP 344 or the Accessibility Law,

An act to enhance the mobility of disabled person’s by requiring certain buildings, institutions, establishments and public utilities to install facilities and other devices.

The team met with City Administrator Leah Mendoza to discuss how they can work together to make the Butuan City hall accessible. (PIA-Caraga)

(Please see Caraga-E-news service)

Consolidated Mandaluyong City PWD Profile

October 7, 2010

Download the latest Mandaluyong City PWD Profile