Leyte creates disability affairs office


TACLOBAN City — It was a worthy last act.

Leyte PDAO

Before the 15th Leyte Sangguniang Panlalawigan ended its term last June 30, the provincial board approved an ordinance creating the Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO).

Considered one of the major laws passed by the legislative body, the creation of the PDAO authored by Leyte first district Board Member Ryan Lawrence P. Tiu will help the province properly handle all matters pertaining to the affairs and welfare of all persons with disability in accordance with Republic Act 10070 or the Magna Carta for Persons with Disability.

“The ordinance is also in compliance with the mandate of the Department of the Interior and Local Government promoting the establishment of PDAO in every province, city and municipality,” Tiu said.