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The Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office (PDAO) in the City of Baguio

Author(s) Jessa Mae G. Bustillo
Country Philippines
Abstract Individuals with disabilities possess fundamental and inherent human rights. However, prevailing cultural perspectives, particularly concerning conducting and learning capacity, have often resulted in persons with disabilities (PWDs) being predominantly confined to their homes. The exact number of PWDs in this situation remains unclear, and many are unaware of their rights and the potential for active participation in the community. In the Philippines, laws such as Republic Act 7277, known as the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons, and Republic Act 10070, which established the Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office (PDAO) in local government units, now govern disability affairs. This study examined the implementation status of RA 10070 in the City of Baguio. Utilizing a qualitative approach, including key informant interviews and the analysis of carefully selected documents, the study revealed the necessity of establishing a PDAO in every Local Government Unit (LGU) in the country. A PDAO ensures representation of PWDs in local development council meetings and other relevant bodies, facilitates broader dissemination of information on programs and activities for PWDs, and promotes training and employment opportunities. The imperative shift from exclusion to inclusion must be evident across all facets of public administration to guarantee that no one is marginalized in pursuing national development.
Keywords disability, Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office, Governance, RA 7277, Sustainable Development Goals
Field Sociology
Published In Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024
Published On 2024-03-15
Cite This The Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office (PDAO) in the City of Baguio - Jessa Mae G. Bustillo - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i02.14920
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