The determination of the total development of persons with disabilities (PWDs) is a state policy enshrined in the 1987 Philippine Constitution reaffirmed by various legislations such as Republic Act 7277 otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Persons with Disabilities and Batas Pambansa 344 otherwise known as the Accessibility Law.
Other issuances are promulgated to increase awareness and understanding of the varying capacities and challenges faced by persons with disabilities in order to mobilize support and create an enabling environment for the sector. Thus, Proclamation 588, declares the period from September 16-22 of each year as Cerebral Palsy Awareness and Protection Week to give due focus and attention to individuals with cerebral palsy and their families with the end view of fostering a more inclusive society.
This year’s theme is “A Better World for Persons with Cerebral Palsy Love+Understand+Support= Make a Difference”.
Source: DILG MC No. 2018-139