• ARMM HIGHLIGHTS PWD RIGHTS

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    Cotabato City: The Regional Human Rights Commission in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RHRC-ARMM) led in giving importance to the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs) as highlighted during the celebration of the 38th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week recently. Lawyer Abdulnasser Badrudin, RHRC-ARMM chairperson, said the program was primarily aimed at raising better awareness of the rights of persons with disability (PWDs). The National Statistics Office’s 2010 Census of Population and Housing recorded 34,775 PWDs in the ARMM – 17,875 are male and 16,900 are female. Assistant Secretary Dayang Carlsum Jumaide of ARMM’s Department of Health said the region’s Health and Wellness Program for Persons with Disabilities is designed to promote the highest attainable standards of health of PWDs and prevent them from developing health conditions associated with disability.

    JULMUNIR JANNARAL

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