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Proposals for Expanding Positions Reserved for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) 

Published: February, 2013

Submission: February, 2013


Pending consideration by Congress is Senate Bill No. 3371 which seeks to amend Section 5 of Republic Act No. 7277, as amended, otherwise known as the “Magna Carta for Persons With Disability”. A counterpart measure in the House of Representatives is House Bill No. 5475.  Senate Bill No. 3371 proposes that Section 5 of Republic Act No. 7277 be amended to read as follows:

“Sec. 5. Equal Opportunity for Employment. - No person with disability shall be denied access to opportunities for suitable employment. A qualified employee with disability shall be subject to the same terms and conditions of employment and the same compensation, privileges, benefits, fringe benefits, incentives or allowances as a qualified able bodied person. 

At least One percent (1%) of all positions in all government agencies, offices or corporations and private corporations with more than one hundred (100) employees shall be reserved for persons with disability.”








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