Aug 31, 2017 @ 20:36

Senator Nancy Binay wants individuals with listening to impairment to concentrate on the problems being tackled during public hearings and classes within the Senate.

Binay on Thursday raised the necessity for the Senate to have “sign language interpreters” out there to help them.

“The growing presence and involvement of PWDs (persons with disabilities) in matters of national importance is an indication of their resolve to participate in the development of our nation and it is the duty of the Senate to promote their rights by policy or by law,” she stated.

“This is why we in the Senate must recognize the rights, privileges, and freedoms of PWDs and provide the assistance they need during our sessions and committee hearings,” she stated.

Binay added, “Tulungan po natin silang magawa ito at bigyan natin sila ng oportunidad na makilahok sa pagtalakay sa mga importanteng pagpupulong, lalung-lalo na dito sa Senado.”

She cited the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons which mandated that “PWDs should be able to live freely and as independently as possible… including their participation in discussions on significant social, economic and political issues.”