IRR OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10070
IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10070 (AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN INSTITUTIONAL
MECHANISM TO ENSURE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS AND
SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN EVERY PROVINCE, CITY AND
MUNICIPALITY, AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7277 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS
THE “MAGNA CARTA FOR DISABLED PERSONS,” AS AMENDED, AND FOR
OTHER PURPOSES)
WHEREAS, Article 4.3 of the United Nation Convention on the Rights of Persons wiyh
Disabilities (UNCRPD) mandates the Philippine Government to closely consult with and
actively involve persons with disabilities through their representative organizations in the
development and implementation of legislation and policies to implement this
international commitment;
WHEREAS, the 14th Congress of the Philippines passed Republic Act No. 10070,
entitled “ AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN INSTITUTIONAL MECHANISM TO ENSURE
THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES IN EVERY PROVINCE, CITY AND MUNICIPALITY, AMENDING
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7277, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ‘MAGNA CARTA FOR
DISABLED PERSONS,’ AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES,” on April 6,
2010;
WHEREAS, Section 1 of RA no. 10070 mandates the creation of Persons with
Disabilities Affairs Office (PDAO) in every province, city and municipality and
designation of a Focal Person in the fourth (4th), fifth (5th) and sixth (6th) class
municipalities who shall perform the functions of PDAO;
WHEREAS, as a result of the consultations with persons with disabilities, government
agencies and other stakeholders, there is a clamor for Implementing Rules and
Regulations for Republic Act No. 10070 to guide the provinces, cities and municipalities
in estabishing the Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office;
NOW THEREFORE, this implementing rules and regulations of RA No. 10070 is being
issued:
IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS
RULE I
TITLE, PURPOSE AND CONSTRUCTION
Section 1. Title. These rules shall be cited as the “ Implementing Rules and Regulations
of Republic Act No. 10070, An Act Establishing an Institutional Mechanism to Ensure
the Implementation of Programs and Services for Persons with Disabilities in Every
Province, City and Municipality, Amending Republic Act No. 7277, Otherwise Known as
the “Magna Carta for Disabled Persons,” as Amendded, and For Other Purposes.”
Section 2. Purpose. These rules and regulations are promulgated to prescribe the
procedures and guidelines for the implementation of Republic Act No. 10070 to facilitate
compliance and achieve its objectives.
Section 3. Construction. These rules and regulationsshall be construed and applied in
accordance with and in furtherance of the policies and objectives of Republic Act No.
10070. In case of doubt, the same shall be construed liberally and in favor of persons
with disabilities.
RULE II
DECLARATION OF POLICIES AND OBJECTIVES
It is declared policy of RA No. 7277 that persons with disabilities are part of the
Philippine society, and thus the State shall give full support to the improvement of their
total well – being and their integration into the mainstream of society. They have the
same rights as other people to take their proper place in society. The main objectives of
RA 10070 is to ensure that policies, programs and services for persons with disabilities
are implemented at local level for them to fully participate in building an inclusive society
for all.
RULE III
DEFINATION OF TERMS
Section 4. Definition of Terms – As used in the Act and this Implementing Rules and
Regulations, the following terms shall mean:

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