By: Tiffany Tan, ASP Board Secretary
PDAO Law or Republic Act 10070 was signed into law by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on April 6, 2010, to establish institutional mechanisms 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.
PDAO Law promotes the creation of organizations of PWDs in their respective territorial jurisdictions. It mandates the creation of Persons with Disability Affairs Office 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.
It also mandates the implementation of Batas Pambansa Bilang 344 or the Accessibility Law and other relevant laws at the local level.
PWDs will be represented in meetings of local development councils and other special bodies; dissemination of information on programs and activities for PWDS, training and employment opportunities. Click here to read the Republic Act 100-70 or PDAO Law.
ASP continues its commitment to keep members well informed in the education and empowerments programs for PWAs. Tell others about the PDAO Law and help spread information on PWD Laws. For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 9266941 or 9298447. Donate to ASP and help expand programs and services. Log on to community website.