In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy Manila will host a forum entitled “PWD Rights: Diversity and Social Inclusion” on July 31, 1:30 p.m. at the Charles Parsons Ballroom of the US Embassy.
The forum will provide a meaningful conversation and interactive engagement with audiences about PWD rights, issues, and the importance and benefits of fostering a society that ensures equal opportunities for everyone. Panelists include National Council on Disability Affairs Executive Director Carmen Zubiaga,
Executive Vice President and CEO of Tahanang Walang Hagdanan Joy Cevallos-Garcia,
Paralympian Powerlifter Adeline Dumapong, and SM’s Vice President for Operations and Program Director of Disability Affairs Bien Mateo.
US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg and Philippine Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara will deliver opening remarks and inspirational message, respectively.