Persons with disabilities are often denied access to education and employment. This is because of the lack of accessibility in the environment, lack of awareness about their abilities, and lack of support from society. The BHRC recognizes that persons with disabilities are entitled to enjoy their human rights on an equal basis with others, without discrimination. It also recognizes that persons with disabilities have a right to education and employment. Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1870, s. 1979 as amended by Presidential Proclamation No. 361 , s,. 2000 and Administrative Order (AO) No. 35, s. 2002 the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) will lead the observance and celebration aof the 43rd National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week on July 17- 23, 2022.

With the theme “Working with Government in Achieving Equal Access to Education, Employment and Livelihood towards Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities’’, the Bangsamoro Human Rights Commission – Basilan Provincial Office, pursuant to its mandates, joins the nation in protecting and promoting the rights of our PWDs this NPDR Week 2022.