Saturday, October 25, 2014

Person with disability to take the 2014 Licensure Exam for Psychometrician


This should inspire us all, a person with disability (PWD), a blind woman is going to take the licensure exam. This  is another historic event for this board exam. She must be really talented for finishing up a degree in Psychology at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM).

I wish her to pass the exam, to inspire those of us without disabilities and those with disabilities, that we too can also pass the exam. I am happy and congratulate the Psychology Board and PRC for not not discriminating, instead allowing a PWD in taking the board exam, indeed everyone deserves to be registered and licensed, provided they pass the exam,  no matter what the person's physical condition is. 


Links of related laws:


RA 7277  Magna Carta for Disabled Persons
http://www.ncda.gov.ph/disability-laws/republic-acts/republic-act-7277/


RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF DISABLED PERSONS 
CHAPTER I – Employment 
SECTION 5. Equal Opportunity for Employment       

No disabled persons shall be denied access to opportunities for suitable employment. A qualified disabled employee 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. Five percent (5%) of all casual, emergency and contractual positions in the Department of Social Welfare and Development; Health; Education, Culture and Sports; and other government agencies, offices or corporations engaged in social development shall be reserved for disabled persons.




TITLE THREE       
PROHIBITION ON DISCRIMINATION AGAINST DISABLED PERSONS 

CHAPTER 1       
Discrimination on Employment 

SECTION 32. Discrimination on Employment       

No entity, whether public or private, shall discriminate against a qualified disabled person by reason of disability in regard to job application procedures, the hiring, promotion, or discharge of employees, employee compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. The following constitute acts of discrimination: 

(a). Limiting, segregating or classifying a disabled job applicant in such a manner that adversely affects his work opportunities; 

(b). Using qualification standards, employment tests or other selection criteria that screen out or tend to screen out a disabled person unless such standards, tests or other selection criteria are shown to be jobrelated for the position on question and are consistent with business necessity; 

(c). Utilizing standards, criteria, or methods of administration that: 1). have the effect of discrimination on the basis of disability; or 2). perpetuate the discrimination of others who are subject to common administrative control; 

(d). Providing less compensation, such as salary, wage or other forms of remuneration and fringe benefits, to a qualified disabled employee, by reason of his disability, than the amount to which a non-disabled person performing the same work is entitled; 

(e). Favoring a non-disabled employee over a qualified disabled employee with respect to promotion, training opportunities, study and scholarship grants, solely on account of the latter’s disability; 

(f). Re-assigning or transferring a disabled employee to a job or position he cannot perform by reason of his disability; 

(g). Dismissing or terminating the services of a disabled employee by reason of his disability unless the employer can prove that he impairs the satisfactory performance of the work involve to the prejudice of the business entities; Provided, however, That the employer first sought provide reasonable accommodations for disabled persons; 

(h). Failing to select or administer in the effective manner employment tests which accurately reflect the skills, aptitude or other factor of the disabled applicant or employee that such test purports to measure, rather than the impaired sensory, manual or speaking skills of such applicant or employee, if any; and 

(i). Excluding disabled persons from membership in labor unions or similar organization. - 

See more at: http://www.ncda.gov.ph/disability-laws/republic-acts/republic-act-7277/#sthash.nlmRBRd8.dpuf



RA 10524 AN ACT EXPANDING THE POSITIONS RESERVED FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7277, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE MAGNA CARTA FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY

http://www.gov.ph/2013/04/23/republic-act-no-10524/