City officials recently requested the City Mayor’s Office through the Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) to issue car stickers to be used by persons with disabilities (PWDs) for parking purposes in the city.
Under Resolution NO. 706, series of 2023, local legislators stated that PWDs like normal people also use cars to for their mobility in their daily activities and to transact businesses with various government and private offices such as going to work, buying family essential needs, medical check-up, among others, thus, all PWDs who own vehicles should be provided or issued with their corresponding identification number by the local government through the PDAO.
During the Senior Citizens Official for a Day (SCOFAD) session held on October 9, 2023, the SCOFAD Council adopted the proposal of SCOFAD Councilor Estella M. Florendo that requested the City Mayor’s Office through the PDAO to issue car stickers to be used by PWDs for parking purposes in the city.
The council claimed that the rights and privileges of PWDs are embodied and enumerated under the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) 9442 or the Magna Carta for Disabled persons and for other purposes and other special laws such as Batas Pambansa Bilang 344 or the Accessibility Law for the welfare and protection of PWDs as they integrate themselves into society.
Section 2 of Batas Pambansa Bilang 344 states that in case of public conveyance, devices such as prominent display of posters or stickers shall be used to generate public awareness of the rights of the disabled and foster understanding of their special needs.
The body stipulated that the issuance of car stickers to PWDs owning motor vehicles will definitely allow them to easily attend to their desired daily activities and transact business with government and private offices with ease because people managing the various parking areas in the city can recognize them and lead them to their designated parking slots that are dedicated for the disabled persons.
Copies of the approved resolution will be transmitted to the concerned offices for information, guidance, ready reference and further needed action.