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Storytelling sessions held for children with special needs

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:11 PM

Beneficiaries of the event include children with intellectual disabilities and hearing impairment, aged 3 to 36 years old

Storytelling sessions held for children with special needs

Filipino PWD paddlers win gold in HK paradragon boat race

Jun 10, 2017 - 9:44 AM

Beating 6 other teams, the country’s first-ever cross-disability dragon boat racing team wins the race with a speed of one minute and 43 seconds

Filipino PWD paddlers win gold in HK paradragon boat race

Facebook Live more accessible to PWDs with Closed Captions

Jun 08, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Closed captions will help those who are deaf or hard of hearing experience Facebook Live videos

Facebook Live more accessible to PWDs with Closed Captions

Comelec eyes early voting in polls

May 20, 2017 - 9:18 AM

Meanwhile, a House bill seeks early voting for PWDs and senior citizens within a week before election day

Comelec eyes early voting in polls

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 20-26, 2017

Mar 26, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Hello! Here's a round-up of videos from the past week you need to watch

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 20-26, 2017

#InspireCourage: Polio not an obstacle to work in vulcanizing shop

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:02 PM

Despite having no legs, Warlito Tumpap works tirelessly at a vulcanizing shop to make ends meet for his family and send his children to school

#InspireCourage: Polio not an obstacle to work in vulcanizing shop

IN PHOTOS: Cebuano PWDs break barriers through dragonboat racing

Feb 19, 2017 - 6:00 PM

In spite of their physical disability, they chose to leave the confines of their homes, pick up a paddle, and pursue their passion for rowing

IN PHOTOS: Cebuano PWDs break barriers through dragonboat racing

Path to inclusion: La Salle college guides PWD learners

Jan 29, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde envisions to fulfill the 2015 Incheon Declaration, which seeks to achieve inclusive education by 2030

Path to inclusion: La Salle college guides PWD learners

Here's how you can apply for a PWD ID

Dec 02, 2016 - 3:33 PM

Before they can avail of their benefits and privileges, PWDs must first get an identification card from their local city or municipal social welfare offices

Here's how you can apply for a PWD ID

Man born with no hands finds his 'hidden ability' in miniatures

Aug 19, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Andy Villaruel shows us all how having a disability does not limit him from living his life.

Man born with no hands finds his 'hidden ability' in miniatures

Job matching site promotes employment for PWDs

Jul 26, 2016 - 12:21 PM

Press release: There's a new PWD-centric website to promote their skills, capabilities, and work preferences in order to find gainful employment

Job matching site promotes employment for PWDs

Living with cerebral palsy: Finding one's full potential

Jul 09, 2016 - 4:50 PM

'We must blot out 'dis' in the word disability, for the truest disability we could have is the inability to believe that we all have abilities we could use in achieving our dreams,' says Gerald Ybañez, who took his first step at age 16

Living with cerebral palsy: Finding one's full potential

Vote-counting machines break down in Tacloban City

May 09, 2016 - 8:53 PM

In one voting precinct, only 165 votes are cast out of the 450 registered voters due to a VCM malfunction

Vote-counting machines break down in Tacloban City

How will Kagay-anon PWDs vote on May 9?

May 06, 2016 - 8:38 PM

Persons with disabilities make up 1.4% of the population of Cagayan de Oro City

How will Kagay-anon PWDs vote on May 9?

Albay teacher spends own money to train PWD athletes for Palaro

Apr 16, 2016 - 7:53 PM

26-year-old teacher Joseph Villareal serves as big brother and inspiration to PWD student-athletes

Albay teacher spends own money to train PWD athletes for Palaro

Palaro's first PWD torchbearer shows sports binds all

Apr 11, 2016 - 3:00 PM

For the first time in 59 years, a person with disability led Palarong Pambansa's torch-lighting ceremony – proving that sports isn't only for the able-bodied

Palaro's first PWD torchbearer shows sports binds all

WATCH: First PWD torchbearer and Terrence Romeo open Palaro

Apr 10, 2016 - 8:21 PM

Athlete Francis Everesto becomes the first person with disability to be a torchbearer at Palarong Pambansa. He is assisted by Gilas Pilipinas star Terrence Romeo.

WATCH: First PWD torchbearer and Terrence Romeo open Palaro

Netizens praise sign language interpreters in Cebu presidential debate

Mar 20, 2016 - 9:06 PM

Is the sign language inset for the second Comelec-sanctioned presidential debate enough?

Netizens praise sign language interpreters in Cebu presidential debate

Cebu groups join forces for PWD-inclusive 2016 elections

Mar 18, 2016 - 1:20 PM

The persons with disability community in Cebu hopes its actions will eventually help amplify the sector's voice in national governance

Cebu groups join forces for PWD-inclusive 2016 elections

#PHVote: How accessible are the 2016 elections to PWDs?

Mar 12, 2016 - 1:15 PM

As the Comelec gears up for the elections, some groups are wondering: will they be able to vote?

#PHVote: How accessible are the 2016 elections to PWDs?

Leyte student with disability uses computer to 'talk' and learn

Feb 08, 2016 - 11:35 AM

'Education is so important for me because I want to succeed at something,' types Tuesday Sicadsicad, who is studying to become an IT specialist despite her inability to walk and talk

Leyte student with disability uses computer to 'talk' and learn

Tricycles for the disabled a dream come true in Marikina

Jan 13, 2016 - 5:59 PM

The office of Vice Mayor Jose Cadiz is working on a software, like Uber and GrabCar, so that PWDs can just be picked up from specific points

Tricycles for the disabled a dream come true in Marikina

VLOG: Marikina's PWD trike gives hassle-free rides to disabled citizens

Jan 12, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Compared to an ordinary tricycle, Marikina’s recent innovation is more spacious to accommodate a passenger on a wheelchair

VLOG: Marikina's PWD trike gives hassle-free rides to disabled citizens

Positive, hopeful despite his disability

Nov 29, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Despite being born with congenital amputation – a rare condition that affects only one in 2000 babies – 52-year-old Felipe Oquinario has learned to embrace his life

Positive, hopeful despite his disability

Cebu City pushes for the rights of deaf Filipinos

Aug 08, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Does your local government recognize the rights of persons with disabilities?

Cebu City pushes for the rights of deaf Filipinos

#MMShakeDrill: Malls test earthquake evacuation

Jul 31, 2015 - 3:07 PM

Malls are favorite gathering places of Filipinos. Here's what to do in case you find yourself in a mall during an earthquake

#MMShakeDrill: Malls test earthquake evacuation

When is it your story?

Jul 21, 2015 - 10:56 PM

MovePH, as Rappler's civic engagement arm, embraces people who have stories to tell, and helps them with their advocacies

When is it your story?

Philippine Accessible Deaf Services partners with JCI Metro Cebu Uptown

Jul 19, 2015 - 6:43 PM

Press release: Two groups partner together to create a livelihood project for persons with disability

Philippine Accessible Deaf Services partners with JCI Metro Cebu Uptown

Hard truths about disasters and women with disabilities

Jul 15, 2015 - 12:20 PM

Women with disabilities prove that discrimination exists in multiple layers, cutting across class, reproductive health, and disaster response

Hard truths about disasters and women with disabilities

Laws for disabled translated to Filipino

May 26, 2015 - 3:27 PM

'Translating disability laws in Filipino would help the public, especially the PWD sector, to better appreciate and understand their rights and privileges,' says National Council on Disability Affairs director Mateo Lee Jr

Laws for disabled translated to Filipino

Where are persons with disabilities during disasters?

Mar 10, 2015 - 4:01 PM

In Northern Cebu, disability rights advocates find that some persons with disabilities were left in their cages when Typhoon Yolanda battered the region

Where are persons with disabilities during disasters?

The invisible kids of the streets

Dec 19, 2014 - 4:28 PM

Street children with disabilities. Ever thought of them?

The invisible kids of the streets

FAST FACTS: What persons with disability are entitled to

Dec 03, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Based on the 2010 Census, there are 1,443,000 PWDs, comprising 1.57% of the total population, in the country

FAST FACTS: What persons with disability are entitled to

#ZeroCasualty: Don't forget PWDs, elderly

Oct 30, 2014 - 3:10 PM

'Their disability does not mean inability – they can and should be active partners in making communities safer and more resilient'

#ZeroCasualty: Don't forget PWDs, elderly

Building the foundations for livelihood after Yolanda

Oct 21, 2014 - 5:09 PM

Press release: The Reconstruction Initiative through Social Enterprise (RISE) was aims to make social entrepreneurship and social enterprise development an important strategy to engage the poor

Building the foundations for livelihood after Yolanda

Person with disability and guide dog allowed in mall after dialogue

Sep 04, 2014 - 3:46 PM

After initially refusing entry to a disabled person and his guide dog, Robinson's Mall finally makes an exception to its rule and opens its doors

Person with disability and guide dog allowed in mall after dialogue

Person with disability and dog aide refused entry in mall

Aug 30, 2014 - 2:51 PM

A mall's security guard intercepts a disabled person and his service dog in observance of a house rule against pets inside the mall's premises

Person with disability and dog aide refused entry in mall

July 20 is national poll registration day for PWDs

Jul 10, 2014 - 3:01 PM

Election officers are instructed to designate accessible registration venues, while barangay officials are encouraged to provide transportation for the PWDs

July 20 is national poll registration day for PWDs

PWDs and the Philippine media

Jul 02, 2014 - 3:39 PM

How does the Philippine media represent PWDs? And how can the media become more accessible to them?

PWDs and the Philippine media

The rebel on wheels is a busker

Jun 14, 2014 - 9:15 AM

A disabled musician tries to break the PWD stigma by 'rocking out'

The rebel on wheels is a busker

Dealing with hunger among elderly Pinoys

Jun 03, 2014 - 10:06 PM

The latest statistics from the Department of Social Welfare and Development show that as of 2011 there are over a million senior citizens in poor households nationwide

Dealing with hunger among elderly Pinoys

Gov't to implement policy on job equality for PWDs

May 06, 2014 - 9:35 PM

EO 417 aims to bridge the economic gap that divides persons with disabilities from able-bodied persons

Gov't to implement policy on job equality for PWDs

#HeroesofHaiyan: The lifeguard

Apr 14, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Wendell Corregidor proves that heroism is as simple as wanting to help those in need

#HeroesofHaiyan: The lifeguard

Seeing life from both sides

Feb 12, 2014 - 2:23 PM

A young woman discovers how differently people treat you when you're differently abled

Seeing life from both sides

Renewed hopes in PH's vote-rich barangay

Oct 28, 2013 - 10:57 PM

In Caloocan City's Bagong Silang, persons with disability go through the 'trouble' to cast their vote – in the hope that services, and life, will be better

Renewed hopes in PH's vote-rich barangay

Barangay polls: Manual voting, yellow boxes back on Oct 28

Oct 23, 2013 - 7:29 PM

This is an election where more candidates are vying for posts, more voters are expected, and more voting precincts will be utilized compared to general polls

Barangay polls: Manual voting, yellow boxes back on Oct 28

Were the 2013 polls PWD-friendly?

May 25, 2013 - 4:49 PM

The 2013 polls were more inclusive of persons with disability (PWDs) compared to past elections, but much more needs to be done

Were the 2013 polls PWD-friendly?

Optimism in Imus, Cavite

May 13, 2013 - 3:42 PM

Despite its notoriety for election-related violence, Imus residents are pleasantly surprised when voting turns out to be peaceful and orderly

Optimism in Imus, Cavite

High hopes for PWD-inclusive election

May 08, 2013 - 10:49 PM

A free concert to encourage PWDs to cast their votes in the coming elections was held Monday, May 6

High hopes for PWD-inclusive election

King Palisoc's cane and 7th High incident

Mar 26, 2013 - 10:32 AM

Rappler interviews King Palisoc, the guest who was refused entrance to a club due to his walking cane

King Palisoc's cane and 7th High incident