Tulong, Alalay sa Taong May KapansananCont s ent ♦ Background ♦ Rights and Privileges of PWDs ♦ Objective ♦ Components ♦ Strategies ♦ Employers Availing of Tax Incentives (Guidelines) ♦ Issues/Concerns ♦ Employment Situation
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeBackground ♦ International Labour Organization-Convention No. 159 ♦ The United Nation-Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific declared the Asia and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 1993-2002. ♦ Proclamation No. 125 ♦ Republic Act. No. 7277 or the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeBackground Operational Guidelines: ♦ BIR Regulations No. 8-93, issued on January 29, 1993 ♦ DOLE Administrative Order No. 222, series of 1999, issued on September 6, 1999 ♦ DOH Administrative Order No. 16-A, series 1999
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeRights and Privileges of PWDs Provision of Equal Opportunity for Employment (Section 5, Chapter 1 of R.A. 7277) ♦ A qualified disabled employee shall be given equal opportunity for employment subject to the same terms and conditions. ♦ Five percent (5%) of all casual, emergency and contractual positions in the DSW, DOH, DECS and other government agencies, offices or corporations engaged in social development shall be reserved for disabled persons.
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeRights and Privileges of PWDs Provision of Sheltered Employment (Section 6, Chapter 1) ♦ A scheme of providing productive work to PWDs through workshops w/ special facilities income generating projects or homework w/ a view of giving them the opportunity to earn a living to enable them to acquire a working capacity required in open industry.
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeRights and Privileges of PWDs Access to Apprenticeship (Section 7, Chapter 1) ♦ PWD shall be eligible as apprentices or learners ♦ Their handicap should not impede the performance of their job ♦ They shall be eligible for employment after the lapse of their apprenticeship period if found satisfactory in their job performance
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeRights and Privileges of PWDs Provision of Vocational Rehabilitation (Section 9, Chapter 1) The State shall provide vocational rehabilitation measures that shall: ♦ serve to develop the skills and potentials of disabled persons and enable them to compete favorably for available productive and remunerative employment opportunities in the labor market. ♦ ensure the provision of livelihood services for PWDs in the rural areas and promote cooperation and coordination between the government and non-governmental organizations and other private entities engaged in vocational rehabilitation activities.
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeRights and Privileges of PWDs Provision of Vocational Guidance and Counseling (Section 10, Chapter 1) The Department of Social Welfare and Development, shall: ♦ provide and evaluate vocational guidance and counseling to enable PWDs to secure, retain and advance in employment. ♦ ensure the availability of trained counselors and staff responsible for the vocational guidance and counseling of PWDs.
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeTULAY Program Tulong, Alalay sa Taong May Kapansanan - ♦ A special program for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) ♦ Executive Order No. 261 ♦ Proclamation No. 125. ♦ MOA between DOLE and DSWD
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeObjective It’s objective is to assist in the integration of persons with disabilities into the mainstream of society by providing them access to training and employment opportunities both in the formal and informal sector.
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeComponents Wage Employment ♦ Referral of qualified PWDs to private companies or government agencies where job vacancies are available for them. Self-Employment ♦ Provision of technical and financial assistance to PWDs who are ventured into self-employment to set up their own projects either individually or in group.
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeType of Livelihood Projects Funded: ♦ Service Oriented ♦ Production Related Projects ♦ Agri-Business Projects C o mp o n e n t s
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeAmount of Fund Assistance Extended ♦ Sheltered Employment Project Maximum - Php 300,000.00 Minimum - Php 100,000.00 ♦ Livelihood Relending Projects Group (5 - 25 members) Maximum - Php 300,000.00 Minimum - Php 100,000.00 Individual Maximum - Php 25,000.00 Minimum - Php 1,000.00 or depending on the project need. C o mp o n e n t s
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeRequirements for Availment ♦ Certificate of Accreditation under TULAY Program ♦ Project Proposal / Business Plan ♦ Memorandum of Agreement between DOLE and the ACP (to be provided by DOLE) C o mp o n e n t s
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeSkills Training ♦ Provision of skills training programs suited to PWDs interests and potentials to enhance their employability. They shall have the option to choose from any of the following training areas: Industrial Skills Livelihood Skills Entrepreneurial Skills Business Management Values Orientation Work Ethics Cooperative Formation and Management Other areas which could improved the employability of PWDs C o mp o n e n t s
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeType of training programs funded byTULAY Program ♦ Social Preparation Seminar ♦ Values Orientation/Formation Seminar ♦ Leadership Training ♦ Skills Training (Wage & Self-Employment) ♦ Entreprenuership Development Training ♦ Business Management Training C o mp o n e n t s
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeRequirements for Availment: ♦ Certificate of Accreditation or Registration with DOLE ♦ Certification from DSWD as to training programs completed ♦ Training Proposal and lists of prospective PWD trainees C o mp o n e n t s
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeAmount of Fund Assistance that could be availed: ♦ Maximum : Php 100,000 (for group w/ 20 participants) ♦ Based on the Budgetary Requirements of the Course C o mp o n e n t s
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeStrategies ♦ Registration of PWDs and maintenance of data bank. ♦ Sourcing of opportunities like job vacancies, trainings, self- employment projects. ♦ Establishing linkages with GOs, NGOs and LGUs. ♦ Awakening public concern through advocacy and information campaign. ♦ Capability building for program implementors. ♦ Close monitoring of employment of PWDs. ♦ Conduct of Talkshops ♦ Conduct of Industry Dialogue ♦ Conduct of Jobs Fair ♦ Accreditation of NGO and PESOs
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeTalk Shops ♦ Talk Shops were first conducted in 1999 in six (6) regions. The objectives are the following: ♦ To generate public awareness and strengthen the involvement of the different government agencies and non-government organizations including PWDs themselves, on efforts to promote disability prevention including accessibility, rehabilitation and equalization of opportunities; ♦ To strengthen the cooperation and partnership among government agencies and private companies in providing more employment opportunities to qualified PWDs; ♦ To generate media support to and participation in disability concerns.
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeIndustry Dialogue Industry Dialogue in Collaboration with Atty. Arturo Borjal which has three-fold purpose, namely: ♦ To open the eyes of business community that there are highly qualified PWDs who can be hired as productive workers; ♦ To request the school administrators for help in searching for employable talented PWD students and college graduates; ♦ To create awareness on the potentials of PWDs for jobs.
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeJobs Fair ♦ Job Fairs for PWDs started during the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week celebration in July 1999. ♦ Likewise, Jobs Fair were also conducted during this year’s NDPR Week celebration.
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeAccreditation The DOLE likewise accredited Foundations for PWDs as PESOs namely: – Special Training, Employment, Advocacy and Management for Deaf Persons Foundation, Inc. (STEAMDPFI) – The Good Samaritan Foundation for the Disadvantaged, Inc. (GSFDI) – Kakayahan Ng May Kapansanan Foundation, Inc. (KKFI)
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeAvailment of Tax Incentives ♦ twenty-five percent (25%) of the total amount paid as salaries and wages of PWDs ♦ fifty percent (50%) of the direct costs of the improvements or modifications of facilities as required under Batas Pambansa Bilang 344 or the Accessibility Law. These incentives were operationalized through: – BIR Regulation No. 8-93 – DOLE AO No. 222 – DOH AO No. 16-A
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeAvailment of Tax Incentives ♦ At the end of the year, employers employing PWDs shall submit to the DOLE the following: a. Accomplished Employment Report (TI-Form 2) b. Payroll or evidence of actual payment of salaries/wages and other benefits paid to the PWDs as well as withholding tax, if any. ♦ The DOLE Regional Director evaluates documents submitted (TI-Form 2) and issues Certification of Employment of PWDs (TI-Form 1) ♦ The employer shall submit and file the Certification of Employment of PWDs (TI-Form 1) issued by DOLE to the BIR for availment of income tax deduction.
Background Components Strategies Issues HomeIssues/Concerns on the Employment of PWDs Issues Recommendations ♦ Limited Awareness of the Capabilities of PWDs ♦ Increased advocacy campaign of the TULAY Program ♦ Limited Training Opportunities available to ♦ Providing training opportunities to PWDs to PWDs make them competitive in the labor market ♦ Insufficient Data Base ♦ Continue registration of PWDs ♦ Monitoring of placement of PWDs in the regional level ♦ Monitoring of tax availment of companies hiring PWDs ♦ Assessment of the provision of technical ♦ Insufficient support to program implementors assistance to the program implementors ♦ Employment Situation for PWDs
Background Components Strategies Issues Updae t HomeEmployment Situation PHILIPPINES 1995 NSOSur ey v Employable PWDs by Age Group PWDs 250, 000 212, 399EmployableFemale Male Employable 200, 000 51% PWD PWD 49% 150, 000 123, 229 290,168 469,862 317,469 94, 203 449,470 68% 85, 152 92, 654 65% 100, 000 Not Not 50, 000Employable 919,3 2 3 Employable 159,302 PWD 152,393 0 35% 32% 15-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-69 Ag e G roup
Background Components Strategies Issues Updae t Home Type of Disability OH MR 1 5% 1 0% O THERS 8% SI- Employment Situation 8% HI VI 1 3% 46% LEGEND V -V lyImpa ed I isual ir OH-Orhopedical Ha pped t ly ndica HI -HeaingImpa ed r ir M -M alyR aded R ent l et r SI -Speech Impa ed ir Ot s her
Background Components Strategies Issues Home Monitoring of Employment / Hiring of PWDs by Government Agencies (5% of the Magna Carta) A. Number of PWDs hired by DOLE and its status of employment. Status of No. of PWDs Employment Employed- Employment Situation Regular or Permanent 17 Casual 1 Contractual 19 Emergency 2 Project Based – SPES 9 Total 48 As of June 2000
Background Components Strategies Issues Home Monitoring of Employment / Hiring of PWDs by Government Agencies (5% of the Magna Carta) B. Number of PWDs hired by other government agencies and its status of employment. Status of No. of PWDs Employment Employed Permanent Position 470- Employment Situation Casual 87 Contractual 62 Temporary 7 Co-Terminus 8 Elected 3 Emergency 5 Project Based (through MOA) 9 Did not indicate the status 11 Total 662 As of January 1998
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