April 15, 2024

Mayor Benjamin Magalong inducted the officers of the Baguio City Women with Disability group during the flag raising rites on March 24.
The officers are: president – Elizabeth Bayla; vice president (hard of hearing) – Jennifer Fernandez; vice president (deaf) – Lainjhel Ofredo; vice president (visual) – Bernadette Matias; vice president (physical/orthopedic) – Gladys Manalansan; vice president (cancer), Divina Sayaan; vice president (psychosocial) – Leslie Dulfo; vice president (school-based representative), Baguio City SPED Center and Easter College SPED, St John Paul II Learning Center Inc.; vice president (senior) – Stella Florendo; secretary – Vilma Garo; assistant secretary – Jean Carpio; treasurer – Maxima Ignacio Gragasin; assistant treasurer – Rosario Lacsamana; and business managers – Marie Lou Crisfuria, Jane Angeles, Maria Luisa Baybay, Candice Jordan, and Princes D. Valerie.
Persons with Disability Affairs Officer Samuel Aquino said the organization of officers for women with disability is part of the PDAO mandate to promote and ensure the interest and welfare of PWDs.
“The PDAO is also mandated to enhance the dignity and improve the quality of life of every person with disability,” Aquino said.
“As we celebrate Women’s Month, we are also given the mandate, by a proclamation, that every last Monday of the month is really intended for women with disability day,” he added.
The PDAO is also contributing activities set by the city govenrment for Women’s Month and has designated three activities for women with disability.
One of which is the orientation on the Safe Spaces Act as conducted last March 20 to 24 attended by 120 women with disability together with their guardian or representative.
PDAO also conducted a seminar on violence against women and children for women with disability on March 31. – PIO release