Zampen Disability Alliance confab set PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 14:52

The Zamboanga Peninsula Disability Alliance (ZPDA) will convene for its general assembly at La Vina Hotel to discuss some updates concerning laws on persons with disabilities.
Specific laws to be discussed are those concerning Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office (PDAO) created based on Republic Act 10070 series of 2010, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Memorandum Circular 2014-59 and numerous others.
Teddy Kahil, ZPDA-9 president  said DILG-MC mandates the allocation of funds for programs, projects and activities for PWDs and senior citizens in all  national agency’s budgets in the General Appropriations Act.  The circular was signed by Secretary Mar Roxas last May 9.
Expected to grace the activity are National Council on Disabilities Affairs (NCDA) Acting Director Carmen R. Zubiega and Cyntia Barriga, NCDA Regional Programs Coordinator IX. Other personalities are DILG Regional Director Faizal Abutazil, Judge Eric Elumba and all PWD’s Presidents throughout Zamboanga Peninsula. — Henry Salac