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Philippine Cerebral Palsy Inc. (PCPI)
Contact Person: Marianita L.Ong, Administrator

Dr. Francis M. Dimalanta, Medical Director
Address: Sacred Heart Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City
Tel/Fax Number: 8951786/ 8972273 (897CARE),

Organization Type: Non-government organization
Organization Function: Advocacy
Year Founded: 1955 to 1956

Dr. Deogracias Tablan and Mr.Russel Swartley

Primary Purposes:  
Sources of Funds Support: • Sponsors
• Donors
Former Name and Acronyms: Elks Cerebral Palsy Project Inc (ECPPI)
Membership/ and Affiliations: • National Council on Disability Affairs – Ms. Barbie Ganaden, 9515013, 9261165, 9275916, Diliman

• Metro South Network for Children

• Pasay City Network for the Protection of Children - Pasay City, Mla.
Collaborating Organization:

• Philippine Orthopedic Center – Special School for Crippled Children

• National Council on Disability Affairs – Cerebral Palsy Awareness and Protection

• Week every September

• Archdiocese of Manila Group – Disability Day every first Sunday of December



Rehabilitation of cerebral palsy children; also refer to Mission, Vision, Objectives:


The Philippine Cerebral Palsy Inc. is totally committed to cerebral palsy patients and other disabilities requiring high standard services to maximize the handicapped person’s independence in life by personnel who have the expertise in rehabilitation.

To serve as the leader in the prevention and rehabilitation of cerebral palsy and other disabilities through excellence and expertise in multidisciplinary health care services

PCPI's original founders missions were:

• To assist and aid cerebral palsy victims within the Philippines;
• To provide facilities, equipment and supplies for the diagnosis, consultation, treatment, training and rehabilitation of cerebral palsy sufferers; and,
• To engage in, maintain and support research activities designed to aid in the prevention and care of cerebral palsy.

Through the years, we have added to that mission:

• To respond to the unique needs of cerebral palsy and other disabled patients through medical, surgical, paramedical, educational, social and vocational services;
• To provide for early intervention, preventive medicine, training of families and
health care workers; and,
• To promote awareness of the causes, management and prevention of cerebral palsy and other disabilities, and the existence of Philippine Cerebral Palsy Inc.
There are 1 to 2 individuals per 1,000 population affected with CP. PCPI has reached about 10% of this number to date; thus, among its present

OBJECTIVES within the next 5 years are:

• To service an additional 20% of the estimated 300,000 children with cerebral palsy;
• To utilize tri-media in information dissemination;
• To create linkages with other rehabilitation schools and centers in the country;
• To encourage the public and private sector to be socially responsible in helping the handicapped join the mainstream of society


Program Service Primary Participants
Physical Therapy  
Occupational Therapy  
Sped Education  
Computer Education  

Area of Service:

Metro Manila and certain provinces

Physical Resources:

• Offices
• Computers
• Cell phones
• Copier

Human Resources:

• Executive officers
• Managers and supervisors
• Educators/Trainers-SPED-Phil. Orthopedic Hospital/National Orthopedic Hospital; special school for crippled children-PCRP is an annex of the school; computer education for 22 and above

Information Communication Resources:

• Library
• Subscription to periodicals
• Internet connection
• Website


Implemented proj. related to advocacy

Strategy Tools

Outcomes and outputs

Physical Therapy Therapy, Therapists Rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy; improves their condition
Occupational Therapy Therapy, Therapists Rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy; improves their condition
Sped Education Teaching, Teachers Education for children with CP
Computer Education Teaching, Teachers Education for people 22 years old and above

Accomplishments :
Cerebral Palsy Week Annually  
Disability Week Annually  
Disability Day Annually  

Emerging Issues :

• Awareness of the rights of children with disabilities

• Rehabilitation of children with disabilities (specifically Cerebral Palsy)


Capacity to Advocate

Yes, because of our services and what we do for children with cerebral palsy. We make sure that parents of disabled children know their children’s rights and privileges.

We help provide special education for children with cerebral palsy We are having problems looking for jobs for persons with CP because of discrimination in the workplace
We provide rehabilitation for children with cerebral palsy  
Issues and Concerns
Ways to Address


Title and year Produced
Subject Matter
Intended Audience
Commercials with the help of Jimenez Basic/2004-2005 Children with Cerebral Palsy Video Sponsors, benefactors

Materials Acccessible on website Website Links
Commercials on Cerebral Palsy Available

Internet Application Used

• Uploading materials (video, audio, photos graphics) on website



Organizations Providing Complementary Services:

Services Nature of Collaboration Location
National Council on Disability Affairs    
Philippine Orthopedic Center    

Organizations Providing Similar Services:

Services Nature of Collaboration Location

Other Organization currently working or worked with:

Organization Name Contact Person Contact Number