By Jake Soriano, VERA Files
Cotabato City — Every municipality in Maguindanao is expected this year to have an office for persons with disabilities (PWDs), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here said.
The provincial board unanimously approved last month an ordinance directing local governments to create a Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) down to the municipal level.
DSWD Maguindanao focal person for PWD issues Nestor Cabigas Jr. said the department is set to conduct site visits over the next two months to check compliance.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ordered the establishment of PDAOs nationwide in a memorandum issued in September 2010 pursuant to Republic Act 10070, the law ensuring the implementation of programs for PWDs.
But Maguindanao, being part of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), which exercises self-governing powers, could not implement it right away.
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