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PWD laws, rights discussed; ‘PWD Section’ in libraries to be established

By: Armie B. Gunay, CEPPIO

PWD ISSUE- RELATED EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS to be provided in the soon- to- be established 'PWD section' in the Raul S. Roco Library.

With the national laws and issuances guarding the rights and privileges of the Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) sector, the Naga City Council for Disability Affairs here spearheaded a two-day seminar attended by representatives from the various government offices, agencies and Naga City barangays— discussing the various constitutional and civil rights that has to be served the PWDs.

MR. RIZALIO SANCHEZ discussing about the national legislations involving PWD rights and privileges.

Among the topics discussed include the (1) Key Mandates and Rights of Persons with Disabilities by Mr. Rizalio L. Sanchez, the Information Officer V of the National Council for Disability Affairs; (2) PWD Employment Rights and Privileges by Ms. Ana Christine S. Soriano, Provincial Director of DOLE- Camarines Sur; (3) Sensitivity Guide for Persons with Disabilities by Mr. Rizalio L. Sanchez, Information Officer V of the National Council for Disability Affairs; (4) Local Legislations for PWDs by Hon. Elmer S. Baldemoro, City Councilor and Chairman of the SP Committee on PWD; and (5) the Legal Basis and Roles of the Barangay Association of Persons with Disabilities (BAPDA) by Mr. Christopher S. Molin, Officer- in- Charge, Naga City Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO).

An action planning by group, based on the Incheon Strategy to ‘make the right real’ for the PWDs in Asia and the Pacific was also facilitated by Mr. Danilo Roquid Jr., with the group presentation reviewed by a panel consists of Mr. Sanchez, Mr. Molin and City Councilor Baldemoro.

PARTICIPANTS during the seminar on laws and issuances concerning PWDs.

Baldemoro confirmed in an interview that they in the City Government has already been abiding by the set laws for the PWD and that, they are still in pursuit of improving those privileges for the sector.

So far po, ok man. Alagad, dakol pa pong dapat gibohon manunungod sa Accessibility Law asin iba pang benepisyo na pwedeng ikatao sa PWD,” affirmed Baldemoro.

One of which is the putting up of the Disability Section in the Raul S. Roco Library, which was launched and which Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed lately, with the help and support of the books and e-book materials as well as computer equipment from the National Council of Disability Affairs.

The section will provide learning materials for the PWD which will include topics regarding the disability issues and related legislations.

Mr. Christopher Molin, who currently heads the Person’s with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO), deemed the project best for the sector, taking into consideration the inclusive governance being pursued by the City Government of Naga.

Kita po sa Naga City, ang gusto ta, mayong mawalat, even ang PWD, pag abot sa pig aapod na knowledge o learning hub,” stated Molin.

MOA SIGNING and launching of the Disability Section in the library.

In addition, the said library, now being housed in the third floor of the building, is being planned to be transferred on the ground floor, for the ease of access of the PWD sector who may be availing the services of the library.

Another project being planned by the council, led by Mayor John Bongat, is the establishment of the Naga City Children’s Center which will house a training center for the SPED students.

Aside from the existing Resource Center for the Blind, another city initiative longed for by the PDAO is the establishment of the Resource Center for the Deaf.

NCS II SPED Center holds Intrams 2016

By Joseph Ochoa

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish,
but by the opposition you have encountered,
and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle
against overwhelming odds.”
-Orison Swett Marden

NAGA Central School II SPED Center holding its annual school intramurals last August 17 and 19, 2016 at Pacol Sports Complex, Pacol, Naga City.

NAGA Central School II SPED Center holding its annual school intramurals last August 17 and 19, 2016 at Pacol Sports Complex, Pacol, Naga City.

NAGA Central School II SPED Center held its annual school intramurals on August 17 and 19, 2016, with the main venue at Pacol Sports Complex, Pacol, Naga City, with the theme: “Keeping with the Changing Times: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind.”

Participants were SPED pupils/students with various exceptionalities including autism, intellectual disability, orthopedic handicap, hearing impairment, and visual impairment in events which included athletics, bocce and boccia, swimming, basketball, chess, fun games, mass demonstration, and Little Mr. and Ms, and Mr. and Ms Palaro. For this year, teacher and pupil/student population were divided into two competing teams: Dragon (Orange) and Alligator (Green).

The event opened on August 17, with a parade of the participants along the Pacol Sports Complex Track Oval, which was then followed by the opening program. Present in the event were Naga North District Public Schools District Supervisor Teresita Irma S. Dy-Cok, Naga Central School II Principal Frederick M. Baldoza, Dr. Ma. Jeaneette O. Naval of Ateneo de Naga University, as well as SPED teachers from DepEd Naga City Division schools with SPED programs.

  • September 1st 2016
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City, MNCCI open K-12 education summit

NAGA City Mayor John Bongat, President Gilbert Albero of the Metro Naga Chamber of and Industry (MNCCI), and Schools Division Superintendent William Gando of the DepEd Naga City Division Office Wednesday morning formally opened the Education Fair, another highlight activity of the ongoing Bicol Business Month, at the SM City Activity Center here.

The trio, along with MNCCI directors, Division school officials, City Councilor Nathan Sergio, teachers and students, witnessed the opening of the exhibits by participating schools and other supportive private companies.

Mayor Bongat lauded the school officials, well as the MNCCI, for taking the initiative in putting in the forefront the government’s K-12 and TVET programs. He said education is the foundation of good business and that the two must complement each other in plotting the country’s future by preparing the youth with proper knowledge and skills for them to become dynamic players in nation building.