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Despite having speech and movement difficulties, Jesus Lawrence Quitorio shows he is beyond his disability
I have imperfections, but that doesn't mean I can't make my life meaningful
'The tides had changed. From being a physical therapist, I was now the patient who had to be lifted from bed.'
'Over and over I’d hear lines of rejection from one employer after another. I was rejected not once, not twice, but more than 30 times!'
'I know that in our little way we can still do something, that we can have jobs and earn a living, but for a time I only believed this to be a dream'
When I was a child, I enjoyed listening to beautiful melodies – I loved this so very much. So when I became deaf at 8 years old, I didn't want to accept it. It was difficult.
When Marx was a 23-year-old UP student, he was gunned down by a stranger, an attack that left him completely blind. Years later, he is a tech entrepreneur making bold solutions for fellow blind Filipinos.
We don’t want to be laughed at just because we misheard a conversation. You give us respect, and respect will be earned.
The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the discounts available to persons with disabilities and which items are exempt from value-added tax
Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, and Greenwich commit to employ 2 senior citizens and one person with disability for each of their branches in Manila
This cafe's strongest asset is the people other companies are too scared to hire
Some PWDs and senior citizens are still denied of their right to vote in designated special polling places
Emergency Accessible Polling Place makes the voting process more accessible and easier for PWDs, senior citizens, and heavily pregnant women
The law may be in place, but much more should be done to make elections accessible to all
'Government response to access issues must be holistic and decisive; Otherwise the same issues will keep resurfacing every 3 years'
Disability sector representatives assert there's more that can be done to make the elections accessible to people with disabilities
Private establishments that fail to implement the new policy will face fines and business permit suspension or revocation
The poll body also urges candidates and political parties to use environment-friendly materials in their campaign paraphernalia
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Mayor Abigail Binay says even non-residents of Makati can come to the job fair on November 9
The passenger's mother accused security guards of discriminating against persons with learning disabilities
Valenzuela 1st District Representative Wes Gatchalian issues a public apology but some netizens say he should do more
The House of Representatives approves its version of the bill on October 8, while the Senate already gave its nod to the measure in July
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The senator calls out the government's communications official for 'mocking the people she serves'
Only 60% of local government units have a Persons with Disability Office (PDAO), says a study by the UP-CLRG
This is in celebration of Women with Disabilities Day observed on the last Monday of March
The National Council on Disability Affairs says outpatient services should also be included in the coverage
If you buy one of his miniature tricycles, 'you are also helping others,' says Andy Villaruel, the Dumaguete craftsman born with no hands
The discount applies to full-fare domestic flights and comes on top of the 12% value-added tax (VAT) exemption
The budget carrier upgrades its booking systems to implement the discount for domestic flights booked through its website or mobile app
In a Facebook post Juan Magdaraog thanks the MMDA chairman for personally meeting him to hand his Coding Exemption Certificate
Beneficiaries of the event include children with intellectual disabilities and hearing impairment aged 3 to 36 years old
The National Council on Disability Affairs trains persons with disabilities to make them qualified for job opportunities online
A former JICA volunteer Akiko Sugiyama goes back to Bohol to establish a livelihood training center for SPED graduates
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
Closed captions will help those who are deaf or hard of hearing experience Facebook Live videos
Is disability a hindrance in the workplace? Or is it what pushes some people to excel?
Meanwhile a House bill seeks early voting for PWDs and senior citizens within a week before election day
Hello Here s a round up of videos from the past week you need to watch
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
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
The De La Salle College of Saint Benilde envisions to fulfill the 2015 Incheon Declaration which seeks to achieve inclusive education by 2030
The new benefit is on top of the 20 discount PWDs are already entitled to under the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons
A Japanese volunteer teaches crayon making to persons with disabilities empowering them to engage in entrepreneurship
This year s Civic Movers for the 2016 Move Awards turned their class project into an advocacy they all hope can spark change
The free rides will be available on all weekends and holidays from December 3 2016 to January 8 2017 in all LRT1 stations
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
Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo signs the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 10754 An Act Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons with Disability