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Albay bags commendation for providing accessible building facilities to PDWs

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The Province of Albay has bagged a commendation from a non-governmental organization for its compliance with the Accessibility Law.

Governor Al Francis Bichara shared that Albay received a certificate of commendation from Simon of Cyrene.

“Complying with the Accessibility Law through government projects providing accessible building facilities to Persons With Disabilities, the Provincial Government of Albay received a certificate of commendation from Simon of Cyrene,” said Governor Bichara.

According to the Governor, Simon of Cyrene is a non-stock, non-profit organization, which aims to empower Persons With Disabilities “to improve quality of life and become proactive members of society by expanding the network of sustainable Community-Based Programs and facilities in the Bicol Region and nationwide.”

According to the certificate, Albay “has shown a strong commitment to comply with the Accessibility Law (BP 344) and provide for accessible building facilities for its clients…”

The inter-agecy access audit was conducted in July 20, 2017.

“The selection went through a process composed of an inter-agency access audit team who surveyed local government units who are complying with the said law,” said Bichara.