Sa selebrasyon ng International Day of Persons with Disabilities, nanawagan si House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda na bigyan ng patas na oportunidad ang mga persons with disabilities (PWDs) na umulad.

Binigyan-diin ni Legarda ang kahalagahan na mapalakas ang aktibong partisipasyon ng mga PWD sa lipunan sa pamamagitan ng pag-alis sa mga balakid upang makamit ito.

“As we continue to promote equal rights and benefits for every Filipino, let us not neglect the welfare of our kababayan who have disabilities. With their skills and talent, strong will and dedication, they can play a vital role in nation-building despite their condition,” sabi ni Legarda, na isa sa may-akda ng amyenda sa Magna Carta for Persons with Disability (Republic Act 11228).

Hinimok din ni Legarda ang mga PWD na pumasok sa livelihood and skills development program ng gobyerno na nasa Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) at Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

“We have to bring the government programs closer to the people, especially to those who face greater barriers in accessing them. We must continue to understand and know more about the needs and challenges of those living with disabilities for us to be able to serve them and assist them better,” dagdag pa ni Legarda.

Nanawagan din si Legarda sa gobyerno na i-update ang database ng mga PWD upang maibigay sa mga ito ang nararapat na benepisyo.

“Their disability does not mean inability. Our PWDs inspire me to continue to push for legislation and support programs for their welfare and rights. I believe in their capacity to lead and progress on their own. Let us promote an equitable and inclusive Philippines that will provides access to capacity building, skills development, and entrepreneurship for all PWDs,” giit pa ni Legarda. (Billy Begas)

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