Voter listup cancellation shows PWDs not a priority, say PWD groups
July 2, 2012
Milagros Maquiling (Photo by CONG B. CORRALES)
By CONG B. CORRALES, VANESSA L. ALMEDA, WALTER I. BALANE and KARLOS MANLUPIG
VARIOUS groups of persons with disabilities (PWDs) based in Mindanao have criticized the Commission on Elections’ decision to cancel the planned special voter registrations for this sector this month.
The cancellation shows how the PWD sector stands with the administration of President Benigno Aquino in terms of priority, said Milagros Maquiling, president of the Cagayan de Oro Federation of PWDs Association (Cafedpa).
“We are disappointed that our special registration is postponed for the second time. Wala mahatagan og importance ang sector (Our sector was not given importance),” she said. Cafedpa is one of the largest federations of PWD organizations in Cagayan de Oro City, counting at least 18 member-organizations with more than a thousand individual members, including children with disability.