Memorandum Circular No. 2009-37 Support for Community-Based Program
For Children with Disabilities
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
A. Francisco Gold Condominium ll EDSA cor. Mapagmahal St. Diliman, Quezon City

March 20, 2009
MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR
NO. 2009-37
TO: ALL PROVINCIAL GOVERNORS, CITY/MUNICIPAL MAYORS, PUNONG BARANGAYS, SK CHAIRPERSON,
DILG REGIONAL DIRECTORS, FIELD OFFICERS, AND OTHERS CONCERNED
SUBJECT: SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES (CWDs)
The Breaking Barriers for Children (BBC) is a project jointly undertaken by the Katipunan ng
Maykapansanan sa Pilipinas, Inc. (KAMPI) and the Danish Society of Polio and Accident Victims with
funding support from the Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA).
The main goal of BBC is to promote the rights and improve the living condition of CWDs in line with the
“United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) with its purpose to
promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedom
by all persons with disabilities and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.
With the Philippine’s ratification of the UNCRPD, all National and Local Government Agencies are
encouraged to promote disability rights and to include persons with disabilities in the development of
their programs and services.
ln this regard, all City/Municipal Mayors, Punong Barangays and Sangguniang Kabataan Chairpersons are
hereby encouraged to support and adopt the BBC Project.
All Local Chief Executives are also encouraged to ensure that CWD’s concerns are included in the Plans
and Programs of their respective LCPCs, and maintain Database on CWDs.
Likewise, all DILG Regional Directors and Field Officers are hereby directed to ensure the widest
dissemination of this Circular in their respective jurisdiction.
For information and guidance.

(SGD)
RONALDO V. PUNO
Secretary

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