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Legislative Body
____ Regular Session
Series of 2012
Republika ng Pilipinas
LUNGSOD NG DABAW
Sangguniang Panlungsod
ORDINANCE NO. ________________
Series of 2012
AN ORDINANCE CREATING A PERSONS WITH DISABILITY
AFFAIRS OFFICE (PDAO) IN DAVAO CITY, APPROPRIATING
FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Be it ordained by the Honorable Sangguniang Panlungsod of Davao City in a
session assembled:
Section . Tit!e. This rdinan!e shall be kno"n as the #Persons "ith
$isability %ffairs ffi!e &P$%' rdinan!e of $avao (ity)*
Section ". P#$%o&e. The persons "ith disability+ due to various kinds of
restri!tions in their abilities+ are arguably the ,ost disadvantaged se!tor in the
so!iety) -ost of the, even la!ked the edu!ational attain,ent ne!essary for
self.advan!e,ent) %s su!h+ the (ity /overn,ent of $avao needs to !onsider
the plight of the persons "ith disability se!tor as a priority !on!ern)
Thus+ this ordinan!e is pro,ulgated to !reate Persons "ith $isability %ffairs
ffi!e &P$%' to serve as a stru!tural organi0ation+ general infor,ation and
liaison !enter for persons "ith disability for the purpose of properly
i,ple,enting the rights and privileges afforded to the latter by the (onstitution
and su!h other pertinent spe!ial la"s)
Section '. Dec!($(tion o) Po!ic*. 1t is the de!lared poli!y of the State to
provide so!ial 2usti!e in all phases of national develop,ent &%rti!le 11+ Se!tions
10+ 1345 Philippine (onstitution' and that the State values the dignity of every
hu,an person and guarantees full respe!t for hu,an rights &%rti!le 11+
Se!tions 11+ 1345 Philippine (onstitution') 6urther,ore+ the State shall adopt
an integrated and !o,prehensive approa!h to health and other so!ial
servi!es available to all the people at affordable !ost) There shall be priority
for the needs of the underprivileged+ si!k+ elderly+ disabled+ "o,en and
!hildren &%rti!le 7111+ Se!tion 11+ 1345 Philippine (onstitution') Lastly+ it is the
duty of the fa,ily to take !are of its elderly ,e,bers but the State ,ay also
do so through 2ust progra,s of so!ial se!urity &%rti!le 78+ Se!tion 9+ 1345
Philippine (onstitution')
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The :; adopted the <orld Progra, of a!tion !on!erning disabled persons in
1342 through resolution =15>?2 "herein it !alls for lo!al authorities and other
bodies "ithin the publi! and private se!tors to i,ple,ent national ,easures
!ontained in the "orld progra, of a!tion)
Se!tion 15 &9' in relation to Se!tion 15 &2' &iv' of the Lo!al /overn,ent (ode
of 1331 ,andates the lo!al govern,ent units to like"ise e@er!ise su!h other
po"ers and dis!harge su!h other fun!tions and responsibilities as are
ne!essary+ appropriate+ or in!idental to effi!ient and effe!tive provisions of the
basi! servi!es and fa!ilities enu,erated herein+ "hi!h in!ludes progra,s and
pro2e!ts on "elfare of persons "ith disability) Like"ise+ Se!tion 9?4 &?' &@iv' of
the i,ple,enting rules and regulations of the sa,e (ode further provides the
duty of the !ity to approve ordinan!es that provide for the !are of disabled
persons and for the operation of !enters and fa!ilities for said needy and
disadvantaged persons sub2e!t to the availability of fundsA
%s enun!iated in the -agna (arta for $isabled Persons+ persons "ith
disability have the sa,e rights as other people to take their proper pla!e in
so!iety) They should be able to live freely and as independently as possible)
This ,ust be the !on!ern of everyone+ the fa,ily+ !o,,unity and all
govern,ent and non.govern,ent organi0ations &Se!tion 2+ Republi! %!t ;o)
5255')
1t is the basi! poli!y of $avao (ity to prote!t the rights and "elfare of persons
"ith disability and afford the, the privileges provided under the (onstitution
and spe!ial la"s !onsidering that they are one of the se!tors in the so!iety
that are highly ,arginali0ed) %s su!h+ their uniBue !ondition is an i,portant
part of publi! poli!y.,aking) Cen!e+ proper poli!y ,easure+ su!h as the
!reation of Persons "ith $isability %ffairs ffi!e &P$%'+ is funda,entally
apposite in the !ityDs progra,s addressing the needs+ !on!erns and interests
of persons "ith disability)
Section +. De)inition o) Te$,&. 6or purposes of this rdinan!e+ the ter,s
are defined as follo"sE
a) CCDAF refers to (ity (oun!il for $isability %ffairs)
b) CSSDO F refers to (ity So!ial Servi!es and $evelop,ent ffi!e)
!) Di&(-i!it* F refers to the follo"ingE
1) % physi!al or ,ental i,pair,ent that substantially li,its one
or ,ore psy!hologi!al+ physiologi!al or anato,i!al fun!tion
of an individual or a!tivities of su!h individualA
2) % re!ord of su!h i,pair,entA or
=) Being regarded as having su!h i,pair,ent)
d) PDAO F refers to the Persons "ith $isability %ffairs ffi!e)
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e) PDAO O))ice$&F refers to the people e,bodying the P$%+ "hi!h is
!o,posed of the P$% Cead+ (o,,unity Relations ffi!ers+ and
(lerk+ "ho !arry out fun!tions delegated and authori0ed upon the, by
this rdinan!e)
f) Pe$&on .it/ Di&(-i!it* (PWD)Frefers to any 6ilipino !iti0en "ho is a
resident of $avao (ity that is suffering fro, restri!tion of different
abilities+ as a result of a ,ental+ physi!al or sensory i,pair,ent+ to
perfor, an a!tivity in the ,anner or "ithin the range !onsidered nor,al
for a hu,an being)
Section 0. Co1e$(2e. This rdinan!e shall apply and !over all Persons "ith
$isability &P<$s' residing in $avao (ity)
6or !larity in !overage+ the ter, #Persons "ith $isability &P<$s'* does not
distinguish age+ ra!e+ !reed or religious belief+ politi!al affiliation+ e!ono,i!
and so!ial status) 1n addition+ P<$s "ho are also Senior (iti0ens !an have
t"o 1dentifi!ation (ardsA however, they shall invoke their rights to avail the
benefits+ privileges and in!entives provided by la"+ using only one of the 1$s
at the ti,e of avail,ent)
Section 3. C$e(tion o) PDAO. There is hereby !reated Persons "ith
$isability %ffairs ffi!e &P$%' in $avao (ity+ under the dire!t supervision of
the (ity -ayorDs ffi!e) Su!h !reation shall be relative to the plans+ progra,s+
pro2e!ts and a!tivities for P<$s to ensure the integration and parti!ipation of
the latter in the for,ulation and i,ple,entation of poli!ies dire!tly affe!ting
their "elfare)
The (ity -ayor shall appoint P$% ffi!ers "ho shall ,anage and run the
operations of P$%) The appoint,ent of the P$% ffi!ers shall be based
on re!o,,endations ,ade by the (SS$+ in !oordination "ith (($%+ "hi!h
shall te,porarily staff the P$% in transition) Priority shall be given to
Bualified P<$s)
6or reasons of e!ono,y and e@pedien!y+ interi, appoint,ents ,ay also be
resorted to and ,ay be dra"n fro, any depart,ent or offi!e no" e@isting
"ithin (ity Call)
Section 4. F#nction& o) PDAO. The P$% shall have the follo"ing
fun!tionsE
1) To plan+ i,ple,ent and ,onitor yearly progra,s and pro2e!ts in
pursuan!e of the ob2e!tives stipulated in Republi! %!t ;o) 5255+
other"ise kno"n as the agna Carta for Disabled Persons+ Batas
Pa,bansa Blg) =99+ other"ise kno"n as the !""essibility #aw+ and
other pertinent national and lo!al la"s governing and !on!erning
P<$sA
2) To gather and !o,pile relevant data on P<$s+ in !oordination of the
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Barangay (oun!ils+ and the !on!erned national and lo!al govern,ent
offi!es+ parti!ularly the (SS$ and (($%A
=) To ,aintain and regularly update on a Buarterly basis the list of P<$s+
and to establish+ ,anage+ and preserve a database of all P<$s in
$avao (ity !ontaining their profile+ in!luding their !o,peten!ies+ skills+
!apabilities and other relevant infor,ation for the purpose of this
rdinan!eA
9) To issue nationally unifor, individual identifi!ation !ards and pur!hase
booklets for P<$s+ free of !harge+ "hi!h shall be valid any"here in the
!ountryA
?) To serve as a general infor,ation and liaison !enter to serve the needs
of P<$sA
6) To sub,it regular reports to the ffi!e of the (ity -ayor of the planning
and i,ple,entation of progra,s+ pro2e!ts and so!ial servi!es relative
to the pro,otion and alleviation of the "elfare of P<$sA
5) To ensure that the poli!ies+ plans and progra,s for the pro,otion of
the "elfare of P<$s are duly funded by the lo!al govern,entA
4) To propose to the (ity (oun!il pertinent legislative ,easures for the
"elfare of the P<$sA
3) To represent P<$s in ,eetings of lo!al develop,ent !oun!ils and
other spe!ial bodiesA
10) To !oordinate "ith various govern,ent agen!ies+ both national and
lo!al+ and private entities+ and ;/s as "ell+ in the i,ple,entation of
the different progra,s and pro2e!ts of the P$%A
11) To establish !o,,unity.based rehabilitation progra,s and !o,,unity.
based progra,s for P<$s in the (ity and in the BarangaysA
12) To disse,inate infor,ation+ in!luding but not li,ited to+ progra,s+
pro2e!ts and a!tivities for P<$s+ statisti!s on P<$s+ in!luding !hildren+
and training and e,ploy,ent opportunities to P<$sA
1=) To advo!ate for the opportunity and a!!essibility of persons "ith
disability in edu!ation+ e,ploy,ent+ health servi!es+ so!io.!ivi!+
!ultural and sports progra,s of the (ityA
19) To ,onitor fund.raising a!tivities and progra,s being !ondu!ted for the
benefit of P<$sA
1?) To ,onitor !o,plian!e and !oordinate the i,ple,entation of the
provisions of Republi! %!t ;o) 5255+ other"ise kno"n as the agna
Carta $or Disabled Persons, !nd $or %ther Pur&oses, as a,ended by
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Republi! %!t ;o) 3992 and Republi! %!t ;o) 10050+ Batas Pa,bansa
Blg) =99+ other"ise kno"n as the !""essibility #aw+ and other pertinent
national and lo!al la"s for P<$s+ parti!ularly the grant of spe!ial
dis!ounts and privileges to P<$sA
16) To safeguard the rights of P<$s by assisting the, in filling !o,plaints
or !harges against any person+ natural or 2uridi!al+ establish,ent+
institution+ or agen!y refusing to !o,ply "ith the rights and privileges
afforded to P<$s in order to ensure that the agna Carta for the
Disabled Persons+ the !""essibility #aw and other national and lo!al
la"s governing and !on!erning P<$s are !arried out in $avao (ityA
15) To perfor, su!h other fun!tions as ,ay be ne!essary for the
pro,otion and prote!tion of the "elfare and interest of P<$s)
Section 5. Co,%o&ition o) PDAO. The P$% shall be initially !o,posed of
the follo"ing personnelE
1) ne &1' P$% Cead
2) T"o &2' (o,,unity Relations ffi!er
=) ne &1' (lerk
Section 6. 7#(!i)ic(tion& o) PDAO O))ice$&. The P$% ffi!ers ,ust
possess the follo"ing Bualifi!ationsE
1) % 6ilipino !iti0en+ and a resident of $avao (ity for at least one &1'
year prior to his appoint,entA
2) f good ,oral !hara!terA
=) % re!ogni0ed P<$A &rovided, that he>she does not suffer fro, any
!ontagious disease or "hose a!tuation is ini,i!al to other persons "ith
disability as !ertified by a li!ensed govern,ent or private volunteer
physi!ian+ and dee,ed Bualified and fit to o!!upy the position as
attested to by his edu!ational ba!kground and "ork e@perien!eA
9) % bona fide ,e,ber for at least one &1' year of a duly a!!redited P<$
organi0ation)
Section . F#nction& o) PDAO O))ice$. The P$% ffi!ers shall e@e!ute
the follo"ing fun!tionsE
1) P$% CG%$ F
a) To take !harge+ ,anage and oversee the P$%A
b) To !oordinate+ set.up and ,aintain linkages "ith
instru,entalities of the lo!al+ provin!ial+ regional and national
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govern,ent su!h as the $epart,ent of So!ial <elfare and
$evelop,ent Regional ffi!e 71 &$S<$.R71'+ the ;ational
%nti.Poverty (o,,ission &;%P(' and the ;ational (oun!il for
$isabilities %ffairs &;($%' as "ell as "ith ;/s and private
entities for the delivery of health !are servi!es+ fa!ilities+
professional !ounseling servi!es+ volunteer training and
!o,,unity self.help pro2e!ts for P<$sA
!) To identify the needs+ training opportunities of P<$s in the
$avao (ity and to initiate+ develop and ensure the
i,ple,entation of progra,s and pro2e!ts for the benefit of the
persons "ith disabilityA
d) To help ,onitor the i,ple,entation of la"s benefi!ial to P<$s
in $avao (ity+ spe!ifi!ally Batas Pa,bansa Blg) =99 and
Republi! %!t ;o) 5255 and other pertinent la"s)
e) To oversee the data gathering of statisti!s of P<$s in $avao
(ity in!luding !hildren "ith disabilityA
f) To supervise the establish,ent of a resour!e !enter for
independent living of P<$s in their respe!tive !o,,unitiesA
g) To supervise the establish,ent of produ!tion and livelihood
sheltered "orkshops for P<$s in!luding group ho,es and
training !entersA
h) To sub,it regular reports to the ffi!e of the (ity -ayor of the
planning and i,ple,entation of progra,s+ pro2e!ts and so!ial
servi!es relative to the pro,otion and alleviation of the "elfare
of P<$sA
i) To represent P<$s in ,eetings of lo!al develop,ent !oun!ils
and other spe!ial bodiesA
2) To ensure that the poli!ies+ plans and progra,s for the
pro,otion of the "elfare of P<$s are duly funded both by the
national and lo!al govern,entA
k) To ,onitor fund.raising a!tivities and progra,s being !ondu!ted
for the benefit of P<$sA
l) To assist P<$s in filling !o,plaints or !harges against any
person+ natural or 2uridi!al+ establish,ent+ institution+ or agen!y
refusing to !o,ply "ith the rights and privileges afforded to
P<$s afforded in the -agna (arta for the $isabled Persons+
the %!!essibility La" and other national and lo!al la"s
governing and !on!erning P<$sA
,) To e@er!ise su!h other fun!tions+ "hi!h are ne!essary to !arry
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out the purpose for "hi!h the P$% "as established)
2) (--:;1TH RGL%T1;S 661(GR F
a) To assist the P$% Cead in the ,onitoring and i,ple,entation
of Republi! %!t ;o) 5255 and Batas Pa,bansa Blg) =99+and
other pertinent la"sA
b) To assist the P$% Cead in the day.to.day personnel
ad,inistration and offi!e ,anage,ent of the P$%A
!) To gather data and ,ake a statisti!s of all P<$s+ in!luding
!hildren "ith disability in $avao (ity+ "ith the assistan!e and
!oordination of the (SS$+ (($%+ and the Barangay (oun!ils
of the (ityA
d) To disse,inate pro2e!ts+ progra,s+ a!tivities and so!ial servi!es
of the P$% for P<$s+ in !oordination "ith the (SS$+ (($%+
and the Barangay (oun!ils+ in the barangay levelA
e) To help ,anage the a!tivities in the resour!e !enter for
independent living of P<$s in their respe!tive !o,,unities+ and
the produ!tion and livelihood sheltered "orkshops for P<$s
in!luding group ho,es and training !entersA
f) To assist P<$s in filling !o,plaints or !harges against any
person+ natural or 2uridi!al+ establish,ent+ institution+ or agen!y
refusing to !o,ply "ith the rights and privileges afforded to
P<$s afforded in the -agna (arta for the $isabled Persons+
the %!!essibility La" and other national and lo!al la"s
governing and !on!erning P<$sA
g) To e@er!ise su!h other fun!tions+ delegated by the P$% Cead+
"hi!h are ne!essary to !arry out the purpose for "hi!h the
P$% "as established)
=) (LGRI F
a) To lend !leri!al servi!e in order to fa!ilitate the s,ooth "ork flo"
of P$%A
b) To ,aintain a regular update on a se,i.annual basis+ a list of
P<$s+ "hi!h "ould in!lude pertinent personal data &e)g)
disability+ spe!ial skills and abilities+ e,ploy,ent re!ord+
rehabilitation needs'A
!) To keep re!ords of all data+ infor,ation+ !o,plaints and any
updates gathered by P$% fro, the govern,ent and private
institutions and entities+ ;/s+ and the P<$s the,selvesA
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d) To pro!ess and prepare the ,aterials and for,s needed for the
issuan!e of individual 1dentifi!ation (ards+ as "ell as pur!hase
booklets for P<$sA
e) To assist P<$s in filling !o,plaints or !harges against any
person+ natural or 2uridi!al+ establish,ent+ institution+ or agen!y
refusing to !o,ply "ith the rights and privileges afforded to
P<$s afforded in the -agna (arta for the $isabled Persons+
the %!!essibility La" and other national and lo!al la"s
governing and !on!erning P<$sA
f) To e@er!ise su!h other fun!tions+ delegated by the P$% Cead+
"hi!h are ne!essary to !arry out the purpose for "hi!h the
P$% "as established)
Section ". C$e(tion o) Ot/e$ Po&ition&. ther positions ,ay be !reated
after an evaluation shall be ,ade follo"ing a three.year progra,)
Section '. A%%$o%$i(tion. The (ity shall appropriate the a,ount of T"o
-illion Pesos &PhP 2+000+000)00' fro, its 201= annual budget+ and for the
years thereafter+ the a,ount of not less than five per!ent &?J' of its total
budget appropriation) %ll barangays shall also appropriate not less than &1J'
of their total budget appropriation for progra,s and pro2e!ts related to P<$s)
The fund shall be used e@!lusively for the P$%+ in!luding but not li,ited to
its operational !osts+ i,ple,entation of progra,s and pro2e!ts for P<$s+ and
the !onveyan!e of basi! so!ial servi!es)
Section +. Se%($(-i!it* C!(#&e. 1f for any reason+ any se!tion or provision
of this ordinan!e is de!lared un!onstitutional or invalid+ other se!tions or
provisions hereof not affe!ted by su!h de!laration shall !ontinue to be in full
for!e and effe!t)
Section 0. E))ecti1it* C!(#&e. This ordinan!e shall take effe!t "ithin fifteen
&1?' days after its approval and publi!ation in any lo!al ne"spaper of general
!ir!ulation in $avao (ity)
DONE this ______ day of ________________+ 2012+
$avao (ity+ Philippines)
VICTORIO U. ADVINCULA, 8R.
Pro&onent
(ity (oun!ilor+ =
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$istri!t
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(o,,ittee on So!ial Servi!es (hairperson
Sangguniang Panlungsod ng $avao
PAOLO 9. DUTERTE
Co'&ro&onent
(ity (oun!ilor+ Se!toral Representative
Sangguniang Panlungsod ng $avao
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