Executive Order No. 232 – Providing For The Structural And Functional Reorganization Of The National
Council For The Welfare Of Disabled Persons And For Other Purposes
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
Malacañang Palace, Manila
EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 232
PROVIDING FOR THE STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL REORGANIZATION OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL
FOR THE WELFARE OF DISABLED PERSONS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
WHEREAS, the national government recognizes its responsibility to provide disabled persons with the
fullest measure of protection and assistance to help develop their abilities in all fields of endeavor and
to promote their integration into the mainstream of society, as well as its primary duty for the
prevention of disabilities;
WHEREAS, the national government is also cognizant to the limitations of the existing system for
delivery of services to persons with disabilities and the need to extend the ranges of disability
prevention and rehabilitation services;
WHEREAS, there is an increasing awareness in the government and private sector on the problems of
disability and of their joint responsibility to be involved in the national effort to seek solutions to the
problems;
WHEREAS, the, national leadership notes, with great concern that in the pursuit of this responsibility,
there has been proliferation of activities and programs for the welfare of persons with disabilities by
government agencies and private organizations, and that for lack of central direction and coordination,
there is widespread overlapping and duplication of efforts thereby resulting in the wastage of scarce
resources and professional services and impairing the achievement of definite goals;
WHEREAS, the National Commission Concerning Disabled Persons was created on 11 June 1978 by
virtue of Presidential Decree No. 1509 as amended;
WHEREAS, the National Commission Concerning Disabled Persons was replaced by the National Council
for the Welfare of Disabled Persons by virtue of Executive Order No. 123 dated 30 January 1987;
WHEREAS, the structure and functional reorganization of the National Council for the Welfare of
Disabled Persons is deemed necessary for effective and efficient delivery of services to persons with
disabilities;
WHEREAS, the structure and functional reorganization of the National Council for the Welfare of
Disabled Persons is deemed necessary for effective and efficient delivery of services to persons with
disabilities;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the
power vested in me by the souvereign will of the Filipino people and the Constitution, do hereby order:
SECTION 1. Title. This Executive Order shall otherwise be known as the Reorganization Act of the former
National Commission Concerning Disabled Persons (NCCDP) now known as the National Council for the

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