QUEZON CITY, July 12 — The National Commission on Disability Affairs welcomes the new Executive Director, Engineer Emerito L. Rojas, whose appointment was announced last Friday.
Engr. Rojas, before his appointment, is the President at the New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP), a non-profit, non-government organization that advocates cancer support and awareness, tobacco control, road safety, and persons with disability welfare.
He has been an active advocate of persons with disabilities together with his wife, Director Volet Rojas, who works on PWD empowerment by providing livelihood opportunities.
Part of his advocacy is cancer awareness — like most members of NVAP — who attribute the loss of their vocal cords due to excessive smoking.
He also once hosted a radio show which was broadcasted over the government’s FM radio station DWBR.
As Global Cancer Ambassador, he is often described as the walking graphic health-warning against smoking. Rojas is also a graduate of the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
As the new executive director, he will provide overall direction, supervision and coordination of government policies, programs, and projects relative to disability awareness and promotion. (MCG/PIA-IDPD)