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.

26 May 2010

Quezon City Autism Angels now Congressmen-Elect

By: Tiffany Tan, ASP Board Secretary

Quezon City Autism Angels, Mayor Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte Jr. and Councilor Jorge “Bolet” Banal Jr. were declared winners in the congressional race, among two others, after the City’s Board of Canvassers finally released the 2010 poll results.

Belmonte, who dominated the race, served as congressman of District 4 for three consecutive terms (9 years). He also served as House Speaker from January to June 2001. He got the unanimous endorsement from 30 his party members during a party caucus. His party members are campaigning for his House Speakership in the 15th Congress.

Ordinances Benefiting CWDs

Quezon City is the largest of Metro Manila's cities, with a 2.68 million population. During his term as Mayor, Belmonte signed two significant City Ordinances:

1. Ordinance#1801 or the 20% Special Children Discount Ordinance
Click here to read more

2. Ordinance#1915 or the Sustainable Program for Special Children Ordinance
Click here to read more

Annual Camp for CWDs

One of the proponents of City Ordinance 1915 is Bolet Banal, councilor from QC 3rd district. He also ran and won the congressional race this May.

For the past 17 the QC government also holds an annual day camp for children with special needs called “Camp Pag-Ibig.’’ The camp provides participant-beneficiaries with opportunities for socialization and education activities that aim for overall integration and family participation. Congressman-elect Banal has been unwavering in his support for this worthy program by serving as Camp Director for the past 2 years.

Congressmen-elect: (in yellow polo shirt) Sonny Belmonte
and (at the back-left) Bolet Banal during the Camp Pag-ibig Activity


ASP carries the hope of providing more appropriate and meaningful benefits for children with autism and their families. Write to your QC Congressman to enact more laws for people with autism. For more information call 7-903-5496 or email us at


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