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.

29 June 2011

ASP Signs Resolution for the Immediate Passage of QC-PDAO

Autism Society Philippines (ASP) Executive Director Ranilo Sorongon in solidarity with the Quezon City Federation of Persons with Disability (PWD) signed a Resolution urging the Quezon City Council headed by Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and the City Council to continue the deliberation on the proposed ordinance No. 2010-16 authored by Councilor Alfred Vargas now due for third and final hearing, “An Ordinance Organizing and Establishing the Quezon City Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office (QC-PDAO) in accordance with Section 40 (b) 91) of Republic Act 7277, as Amended, and for Other Purposes”.

Honorable Councilor Alfred Vargas with other PWD groups

The PWD Federation signed the resolution after hearing information that some parties in the city hall are lobbying against the passage of the ordinance.

The said ordinance was approved by the majority of the City Council members during its second reading last May 16. Members of the QC PWD Federation including ASP attended the city council hearing to show support to Honorable Councilor Alfred Vargas, the proponent of the ordinance.

PDAO or the Persons with Disability Affairs Office is based on Republic Act (RA) 10070 or “An Act Establishing an Institutional Mechanism to Ensure the Implementation of Programs and Services for PWD in Every Province, City and Municipality, Amending RA No. 7277, Otherwise Known as the “MAGNA CARTA FOR DISABLED PERSONS”, as Amended, and for Other Purpose sign into law last April 10, 2010.
Autism Society Philippines Executive Director Ranilo Sorongon and Honorable Councilor Alfred Vargas

The resolution was also signed by Cerebral Palsied Association of the Philippines, Federation of Blind Masseurs of QC, CBR-SMILE, Inc., Philippine Blind Union, QC Chapter, Handicap Disabled Livelihood Association, Parents of CWD Association of QC, STAC-QC, VISUAL Inc., the Katipunan ng mga Sundalong May Kapansanan sa Pilipinas and three private PWD individuals.

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