Problems and Issues
The issue of economic independence for the differently-abled
persons (DAP's) is focused on how to survive on a day-to-day living. Having impairment keeps DAP's trapped in the doorway
of poverty. For all these times, all they're asking is a BREAK.
While programmes and initiatives for DAP'S is focused on providing
essential services for the start-up livelihood and promote welfare of persons with disabilities, social discrimination and
social insecurity still exist among ranks. In the absence of a supportive environment for DAP, to live a normal life, is to
struggle against the cycle of poverty.
Social security for the DAP means that they can exercise their
choices safely and freely and they are relatively confident that the opportunities they have before (sic-impairment) are not
totally lost tomorrow.
The limit access to technology and participation in economic
activities of the choice dampen their enthusiasm and lower their self-esteem and motivation.
weak implementation of Republic Act 7277 (Magna Carta Law for Persons with Disability) and insufficient support from the various
sectors further aggravate mendicancy and poverty incidence within their ranks