Memorandum Orders

Executive Order No. 09
Series of 2010.


WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 7277, otherwise known as “the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons” direct national and local government agencies to implement programs and services to ensures full participation of Persons with Disability in all aspects of community life;

WHEREAS, in order to sustain and continuously carry out the task of implementing the provisions of RA 7277, monitoring, evaluation, data gathering and creation of job opportunities and advocacy for Person with Disability in the Municipality of Oton, there is a need to established a Person with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) to serve as an arm of the Local Government Unit in the implementation of the aforementioned purposes;

NOW THEREFORE, I, VICENTE B. FLORES, JR., by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, as a Municipal Mayor of Oton, Iloilo, do hereby order, as follows:

Section 1. Creation of PDAO. There is hereby created Person with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) which shall be under the Office of the Mayor. The office of the PDAO shall be located at the MSWDO building or at such other place as may be determined by the Municipal Mayor.

Section 2. PDAO Head. The PDAO shall have a PDAO Head who shall be designated by the Municipal Mayor and shall be under the latter’s direct control and supervision. The PDAO Head shall handle the affairs and perform the functions of the PDAO. The PDAO Head shall serve at such term at the pleasure of the Municipal Mayor.

Section 3. Designation of PDAO Head. BONIFACIO CASTIGADOR is hereby designated as PDAO head.

1. Implement the provision of the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons and Batas Pambansa Blg. 344 in the Municipality of Oton;

2. Establish data gathering center for statistics of Persons with Disability (PWDs) including children with disability, training and job opportunities and serve as information center of the municipality.
3. Establish a resource center for independent living of PWDs in their respective communities;
4. Establish production and livelihood sheltered workshops for PWDs including group homes and training centers that will accommodate severely handicapped people.
5. Assist PWDs to have access to voting precincts during local and national elections;
6. Formulate and implement plans, programs and policies relative to the promotion of the welfare of PWDs in coordination with concerned local and national agencies;
7. Attend meetings of the Local Development Councils and other special bodies;
8. Submit report to the Municipal Mayor on the implementation of programs and services relative to the promotion of the welfare of disabled persons in Oton, Iloilo.
9. Perform such other powers and functions necessary and proper in order to faithfully carry into effect the foregoing duties and functions and as may be assigned by the Municipal Mayor.

Section 5. Budget and Expenses. All expenses that maybe incurred by the PDAO shall be charged against the budget for its projects and activities, subject to existing and usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations.

Section 6. Effectivity. This order shall take effect immediately.

Done in the Municipality of Oton, Iloilo, Philippines, this _______________.


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