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.

01 July 2010

Autism Rights Angel, Atty. Leila De Lima, heads DOJ

Autism Rights Angel, Atty. Leila de Lima, former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chief, accepted last June 22, 2010, the new post assigned to her by President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III; to head the Department of Justice (DOJ).

During her stint at CHR Chief, De Lima was known for her determination to defend human rights. She joined thousands of thousands of angels during the Angels Walk for Autism. Click here to read related story.

She was also the Keynote Speaker during the Autism Beyond Borders Conference. Click here to read an excerpt of her speech.

Atty. Leila De Lima during the Autism Beyond Borders Conference

According to President Aquino, the justice secretary will be the face of the prosecution. And during his inaugural speech, he instructs the Secretary of Justice “You have your marching orders. Begin the process of providing true and complete justice for all.”

With our Autism Rights Angel heading the Department of Justice, violators have to start thinking twice about denying PWD rights.

ASP celebrates with the whole nation the NDPR week from July 17 to 23. Click here to read on the line-up of activities. Be informed. Be pro-active. Be an Angel for Autism. Tell others. Share Hope and Build Dreams. Log on to ASP Community Website or email us at or call 7-903-5496.


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