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march28.2014Congress to celebrate the 11th Women with Disabilities (WWDs) Day

march28.2014Congress to celebrate the 11th Women with Disabilities (WWDs) Day

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Congress to celebrate the 11th Women with Disabilities (WWDs) Day
Congress to celebrate the 11th Women with Disabilities (WWDs) Day

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MARCH 28, 2014

NR # 3419

Congress to celebrate the 11th Women with Disabilities (WWDs) Day
The House Committees on Women and Gender Equality (CWGE) chaired by Rep. Linabelle Ruth Villarica ( th !istrict" #ulacan) and on $ocial $er%ices chaired by Rep. &rturo Robes (Lone !istrict" $an 'ose !el (onte City) )ill host the celebration o* Women )ith !isabilities !ay on (arch +," -., at Rooms + and o* the (itra #ld/." House o* Representati%es" 0ue1on City. Villarica said this year2s theme is 3 Isulong: Pantay na Karapatan Para Kay Juanang May Kapansanan4. Villarica said the representati%es o* the !epartment o* Transportation and Communications (!5TC)" 6ational Council on !isability &**airs (6C!&)" 5ptical (edia #oard (5(#)" Tahanang Walang Hagdanan" 7nc." !epartment o* Trade and 7ndustry (!T7)" 8hilippine &cademy o* Rehabilitation (edicine (8&R()" Commission on Human Ri/hts (CHR)" !epartment o* 8ublic Wor9s and Hi/h)ays (!8WH)" and the Leonard Cheschire !isability 8hilippines :oundation" 7nc. (LC!8:7 )ill ;oin in the celebration. Rep. Erlinda (. $antia/o (8arty List" , $&G78)" %ice<chairperson o* CWGE" said the WW! !ay is an important e%ent as pro%ided under 8residential 8roclamation = issued on !ecember >" -.. declarin/ e%ery last (onday o* (arch o* e%ery year as Women With !isabilities !ay celebration. !5TC $ecretary 'oseph Emilio &/uinaldo &baya" 'r. has been in%ited to /race the occasion. Hi/hli/ht o* this year2s celebration is the *ormal presentation o* actress (arian Ri%era as the &mbassador *or Women and Children )ith !isabilities by &ctin/ E?ecuti%e !irector" 6C!& (s. Carmen R. @ubia/a. The celebration )ill also *eature !r. Louie (iranda o* the Land Transportation 5**ice (LT5)" to conduct a lecture on the ri/hts o* )omen )ith disabilities on securin/ a dri%er2s license. & lecturer *rom the !epartment o* Labor and Employment (!5LE) shall update the participants on the 7mplementin/ Rules and Re/ulations (7RR) o* R& ,.A- (&n &ct E?pandin/ the 8ositions Reser%ed *or 8ersons )ith !isability" amendin/ R&=-==" as amended" other)ise 9no)n as the (a/na Carta *or 8ersons )ith !isability) and salient *eatures o* !5LE B Kabuhayan2 8ro/ram. The 5ptical (edia #oard (5(#) ;ointly )ith Leonard Cheschire !isability 8hilippines :oundation" 7nc. (LC!8:7) )ill present a *ilm sho)in/ o* stories o* )omen )ith disabilities. Ronie &sero" 5**icer<7n<Char/e o* &ssistance and Witness 8rotection !i%ision" Commission on Human Ri/hts (CHR) )ill conduct a lecture on empo)erin/ )omen )ith disabilities. (+.) jc

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