The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

27 May 2010

ASP Executive Director Elected as Head of Education Committee

ASP Executive Director Ranil Sorongon was elected as head of the Education Committee of the National Anti Poverty Commission (NAPC)–Persons with Disabilities Sector, during the first council meeting last May 19 to 21 at the City State Tower Hotel in Malate, Manila.

ASP and other national federations like the Katipunan ng May Kapansanan ng Pilipinas (KAMPI), plus 22 Regional Representatives from the different PWD groups, attended the meeting headed by Sectoral Representative, Atty. Albert Yruma.

KAMPI Group during the meeting

Lead government agencies, National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), represented by Ms. Marlou Evangelista and Department of Health (DOH), represented by Dr. Franklin Diza, both presented their agencies’ program for 2010.

The group’s thrust, mandate, duties and responsibilities of the council members, was oriented by Mr. Rene Vidallo, NAPC Focal Person on Disability.

For it’s first quarter meeting, each council member reported the programs and accomplishments of their respective organizations. The council also discussed and finalized the agenda of the PWD Sector for the coming three years; which focuses on:

H – Health

E – Education

A – Advocacy

L – Livelihood

S – Social Protection

The National Anti Poverty Commission (NAPC) was created thru the Republic Act 8425, the Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act of 1998, better known as the NAPC Law.

The Sectoral Council (SC) is the highest consultative, deliberative and policy review and formulation body of each of the 14 basic sector on anti poverty and right based issues for the respective sector.

The SC is the Basic Sector Wing of NAPC tasked to also engage with any government agency to promote and advocate for the welfare of the PWD sector.


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