July 17, 2023 to July 23, 2023
Proclamation No. 361, declaring the third week of July as the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week which shall culminate on the birthdate of the sublime paralytic: Apolinario Mabini on July 23 each year.

Pursuant to Article 28 of the UNCRPD, paragraph 1 “States Parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to an adequate standard of living for themselves and their families, including adequate food, clothing and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions”; paragraph 2, (a) “States Parties shall ensure equal access to appropriate and affordable services, devices and other assistance for disability-related needs”; (b) “To ensure access by persons with disabilities, in particular women and girls with disabilities and older persons with disabilities, to social protection programmes and poverty reduction programmes.

This year’s theme is “Persons with Disabilities Accessibility and Rights: Towards a Sustainable Future where No One is Left Behind” (“Aksesibilidad at Karapatan ng mga Taong may Kapansanan: Daan Tungo sa Sustenablang Kinabukasan? na Walang Maiiwan”)