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In support of the government’s thrust to achieve inclusive growth, DTI formulated the Department’s PWD Economic Empowerment Program to help facilitate integration of PWDs into the mainstream of society. The program provides the following interventions: (i) enterprise level assistance, (ii) enabling environment, and (iii) policy advocacy.

DTI Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Program

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 2016:

  • Collated and submitted the 2015 DTI PWD accomplishments to COA and NCDA
    • Prepared and submitted the 2016 DTI Plans and Programs to NCDA for endorsement to the Sub-Committee on Training, Employment, and Livelihood.
  • Prepared comments/inputs on:
    • Draft IRR of RA 10754 or “An Act Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons with Disability”
    • Senate House Bill No. 205 entitled “An Act Providing for the Alternative Learning System of Education for Adults, Out of School Youth, Members of Cultural Minorities, Indigenous People, and Persons with Disabilities”.
  • Participated in the various inter-agency PWD-related activities/workshops/fora, as follows:
    • Women with Disability Day Celebration at the Occupational Health and Safety Center held last 30 March 2016
    • 38th National Disaster Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week Celebration held from 17-23 July 2016
    • Program Assessment and Planning Workshop on Disability Inclusive Programs/Services for PWDs held last 16 – 18 March 2016 in Angeles City, Pampanga
    • Enhancement of Communication Plan following the Incheon Strategy Framework for Persons with Disabilities
    • Special Inter-Agency Meeting on Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10754 or “An Act Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons with Disability”
    • Launching of Apolinario Mabini Awards at the Bulwagang Amoranto, Quezon City Hall
    • Inter-Agency Committee preparatory meeting for the 27th White Cane Safety Day Celebration
    • Public Hearings on the Draft Joint DTI-DA-DOE Administrative Order for Senior Citizens and Persons with Disability
    • Mid-Term Assessment on Incheon Strategy Implementation and the Status of the National Plan of Action on Effective Data Generation
    • NCDA Sub-Committee on Advocacy
  • Conducted Orientation Workshop on Disability Sensitivity for Negosyo Center Business Counselors
    • Batch 1 – DTI and LGU representatives from Northern Luzon in Clark, Pampanga on 19-21 July 2016
    • Batch 2 – DTI and LGU representatives from NCR and Southern Luzon in Pasay City on 09-11 August 2016
    • Batch 3 – DTI and LGU representatives from Mindanao in Davao City on 16-18 August 2016
    • Batch 4 – DTI and LGU representatives from Visayas in Pasay City on 06-07 September 2016
  • Conducted Orientation on Disability Sensitivity for PWD Focal Persons in DTI bureaus and regional and provincial offices
  • Continuing advocacy for the welfare of PWDs:
    • Implementation of various laws to ensure the protection of PWDs’ civil and political rights based on DTI’s mandate i.e. Republic Act No. 10524 “An Act Expanding the Positions Reserved for PWDs”, Batas Pambansa Blg. 344 “Accessibility Law”, Executive Order No. 417 “Directing the Implementation of the Economic Independence Program for PWDs”
    • PWD accessibility of the DTI website
    • Inclusion of “provision/granting of special discounts to PWDs” in the guidelines on the DTI Bagwis Program
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