IRR OF RA 10524
IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT 10524 (AN ACT
EXPANDING THE POSITIONS RESERVED FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY,
AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7277, AS AMENDED,
OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE MAGNA CARTA FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY)
Pursuant to Republic Act No. 10524 entitled “An Act Expanding the Positions Reserved
for Persons with Disability,” the following implementing rules and regulations (IRR) are
hereby issued:
RULE I
PURPOSE AND CONSTRUCTION
Section 1. Purpose. This implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) is promulgated to
prescribe the procedures and guidelines for the implementation of Republic Act No.
10524 to facilitate compliance and achieve its objectives.
Section 2. Construction. This IRR shall be construed and applied in accordance with
and in furtherance of the policies and objectives of Republic Acrt No. 10524. In case of
doubt, the same shall be construed liberally and in favor of persons with disability.
RULE II
GENERAL POLICIES, OBJECTIVES AND COVERAGE
Section 3. General Policies and Objectives
Recognizing the right of persons with disability to work on an equal basis with others
and to participate fully into the mainstream of society, it is the aim of this IRR to provide
persons with disabilitity, equal opportunity for employment and equal remuneration for
work of equal value. Towards this end, the State shall facilitate access of persons with
disability to labor market information, capacity building programs, and wage
employment.
Section 4. Coverage
This Rules and Regulations shall cover all government agencies and private
corporations.
RULE III
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Section 5. Definition of Terms. For purpose of this Rules and Regulations, these terms
are defined as follows:
1. Positions in Government – refer to all positions in the government including casual, and
contractual positions.
2. Positions in Private Corporations – refer to all positions in private establishments regardless
of employment status.
3. Government Agency – refers to any department, bureau, office, commission, administration,
board, institute, state universities and colleges, government-owned or controlled
corporations with original charter, whether performing government or proprietary function, or
any other unit of the national government, as well as provincial, city or municipal
government.
4. Private Corporation – refers to business establishments. It also refers to private sector or
private entities.
5. Persons with Disability (PWD) – include those who have long term physical, mental,
intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder
their full and effective participation in society in equal basis with others.
6. Qualified Person with Disability – refers to an individual with disability who, with reasonable
accommodations, can perform the essential functions of the employment position that such
individual holds or desires. However, consideration shall be given to the employer’s
requirement as to what functions of a job are essential, and if an employer has prepared a
written description before advertising or interviewing an applicant for the job, this description
shall be considered evidence of the essential functions of the job.
7. Reasonable Accommodation – means necessary and appropriate modification and
adjustments not imposing a disproportionate or undue burden, where needed in a particular
case, to ensure persons with disability the enjoyment or exercise on an equal basis with
others of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.

This includes: 1) improvement of existing facilities used by employees in order to render
these readily accessible to PWD; 2) modification of work schedules; 3) acquisition or
modification of equipment or devices; 4) modifications of examinations, training
materials or company policies, rules and regulations pertaining to hiring; and 5)
provision of auxillary aids and assistive devices, and other similar accommodations for
PWDs.

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