Thursday, September 24, 2020

Solon Dares LGU Execs To Try Using Wheelchairs

Solon Dares LGU Execs To Try Using Wheelchairs


7 Commandments To Revitalize The Country Safely

Medical experts recommend strict health protocols for public transportation.

Alibaba Cloud Launches New Digital Ecosystem Strategy In The Philippines

This will help local businesses adapt further to the new normal!

EDC Donates PCR Machines To Enhance Negros Oriental’s COVID-19 Resiliency

Energy Development Corporation donates equipment worth P8.5-million to Negros Oriental.

CeMAP, PISI Express Full Support For Bayanihan To Recover As One Act

The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines and Philippine Iron and Steel Institute announce full support to the recently signed Bayanihan to Recover as One Act.

Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list Rep. Jericho Nograles dared local government officials to try using a wheelchair and experience the difficulties of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and the elderly in accessing pubic spaces and public transportation.

The lawmaker issued the challenge amid proposals requiring public officials to commute every Monday for them to experience the difficulties experienced by commuters in Metro Manila’s traffic situation.

“Mas magandang panawagan kaysa sa mag-commute ang mga government officials ay mga LGUs (local government units), na sila ay for one day, perhaps, on PWD day, try nila na naka-wheelchair sila at umikot sila sa kanilang mga LGU at dun ninyo makikita kung totoo bang ine-enforce ang ating mga PWD laws, ang accessibility laws,” Nograles said in a press conference.

(A better call than requiring public officials to commute is for LGU officials to try moving around their community in a wheelchair and see for themselves if the laws for PWDs, the accessibility laws, are truly enforced.)

Nograles, was referring to Republic Act No. 7277, or the “Magna Carta for Disabled Persons,” which ensures, among others, the attainment of a barrier-free environment that will enable disabled persons to have access in public and private buildings and establishments and such other places mentioned in Batas Pambansa Bilang 344, otherwise known as the Accessibility Law.

Nograles said when it comes to compliance with the law, most LGUs probably have failed.

“So, mas mabigat na panawagan siguro kaysa sa commute (I think the harder challenge than commuting is): try being on a wheelchair for a day, whether ikaw ang magtulak ng wheelchair ng isang senior citizen o isang PWD, or ikaw mismo ang mag-wheelchair (you push the wheelchair of a senior citizen or a PWD or use a wheelchair yourself)” he said.

“The point is that awareness will allow people to understand,” Nograles said. (PNA)

Latest News

Usec. Vergeire: Critical Utilization Rate In PH Hospitals Has Improved

Vergeire believes that the critical utilization rate in public and private hospitals nationwide with regard to the country’s COVID-19 response has improved. Do you agree on this?

Dagupan Teachers Undergo COVID-19 Rapid Testing

Over 1,000 teachers in Dagupan gear up for the nearing opening of classes by availing the free rapid testing of the city.

Mayor Isko: Biz, Livelihood In Manila Protected Amid COVID-19

Mayor Isko assures the protection of businesses and livelihood in Manila amid the pandemic.

PH COVID-19 Cases Rise By 2,833; Recoveries Now 231,373

DOH reports 2,833 new COVID-19 infections, raising the country’s overall tally to 294,591 with only 58,127 active cases on Wednesday.

Paulo and Michelle Take Their Relationship To The Next Stage In ‘Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin’

Wanna keep up with the real score between Paulo and Michelle? Then don't forget to watch "Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin" weeknights on Kapamilya Online Live!

Pres. Duterte: Helping Refugees Shared Responsibility Of All Nations

“In the face of a mounting refugee crisis worldwide, let us work together towards ending the conflicts and conditions that force people to flee their homes.”

Mayor Joy Sets Rules On Cemeteries, Columbaria Visits

Mayor Joy issues a set of rules to be for those who whill observe All Souls' Day.

NCRPO Boosts Measures To Protect Personnel From COVID-19

NCRPO establishes Station Health Units in five police districts in Metro Manila to address the rising number of police personnel infected with the COVID-19.

Pres. Duterte: Climate Change Must Be Addressed As Urgently As COVID-19

“The same urgency needed to fight Covid-19 is needed to address the climate crisis. This is a global challenge that has worsened existing inequalities and vulnerabilities from within and between nations.”