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30 April 2010

RP President signs RA 10070 into Law

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has signed into law establishing the institutional mechanism to ensure the implementation of programs and services for persons with disabilities.

Republic Act (RA) No. 10070, which is the consolidated version of Senate Bill No. 3560 and House Bill No. 1387, amended RA 7277 or the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons.

The law, signed last April 6, promotes the creation of organizations of PWDs in their respective territorial jurisdictions. It mandates the creation of Persons with Disability Affairs Office [PDAO] in every province, city and municipality with the local chief executive appointing a PWD affairs officer to manage and oversee the operations of the office.

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(Sources: Philippine Information Agency, Business World and Manila Bulletin)


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