PWDs in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on PWDs in the Philippines

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[OPINION] Life with Noonan syndrome: If others can, then why can't I?

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:30 PM

I have imperfections, but that doesn't mean I can't make my life meaningful

[OPINION] From physical therapist to PWD: How one father dealt with dermatomyositis

Dec 07, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'The tides had changed. From being a physical therapist, I was now the patient who had to be lifted from bed.'

[OPINION] Rejection is the norm for PWDs, especially in the job market

Dec 06, 2019 - 5:27 PM

'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!'

[OPINION] Muscles shrinking, hope expanding: A life of physical paralysis

Dec 05, 2019 - 11:51 AM

'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'

[OPINION] Seeing the good in me: My achievements as a deaf man

Dec 04, 2019 - 1:28 PM

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.

[OPINION] My life as a completely blind Filipino entrepreneur and tech developer

Dec 03, 2019 - 1:25 PM

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.

[OPINION] What it's like to live with hearing loss

Dec 03, 2019 - 8:44 AM

We don’t want to be laughed at just because we misheard a conversation. You give us respect, and respect will be earned.

#AskTheTaxWhiz: VAT exemptions, discounts for PWDs

Sep 20, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the discounts available to persons with disabilities and which items are exempt from value-added tax

Isko Moreno, fast food chains sign pact to employ seniors, PWDs

Aug 23, 2019 - 3:47 PM

Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, and Greenwich commit to employ 2 senior citizens and one person with disability for each of their branches in Manila

MORE SENIORS. Jollibee and other fast food chains commit to employing more senior citizens in Manila. Rappler file photo

Not disabled, but differently abled

Jul 30, 2019 - 11:46 AM

This cafe's strongest asset is the people other companies are too scared to hire

IN PHOTOS: Senior citizens, PWDs vote in accessible polling places

May 13, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Emergency Accessible Polling Place makes the voting process more accessible and easier for PWDs, senior citizens, and heavily pregnant women

The elderly take advantage of the EAPP or the Emergency Acessible Polling Place, a special voting area for senior citizens and PWDs, at the Don A Roces Science HS in Quezon City on election day, May 13, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

How elections are made accessible to PWDs and senior citizens

Apr 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM

The law may be in place, but much more should be done to make elections accessible to all

Senior citizen voter file photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] Inclusive elections in May 2019? Let's manage expectations

Apr 18, 2019 - 3:51 PM

'Government response to access issues must be holistic and decisive; Otherwise the same issues will keep resurfacing every 3 years'

PWD photo by Shutterstock. Election photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PWDs appeal to Comelec for ‘barrier-free’ elections

Mar 28, 2019 - 8:34 PM

Disability sector representatives assert there's more that can be done to make the elections accessible to people with disabilities

RAMP UP ELECTIONS. Alyansa ng may Kapansanang Pinoy (AKAP) Representative Maureen Mata, National Council on Disability Affairs Director Carmen Reyes-Zubiaga, and Fully Abled Nation Representative Bianca Lapuz hold a press conference on March 27. Photo by Sofia Virtudes

QC establishments to provide courtesy seats for PWDs, pregnant women, seniors

Mar 05, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Private establishments that fail to implement the new policy will face fines and business permit suspension or revocation

Comelec aims for more PWD-friendly, gender-sensitive ads in 2019 elections

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The poll body also urges candidates and political parties to use environment-friendly materials in their campaign paraphernalia

DOTr apologizes for 'embarrassing' MRT incident with PWD passenger

Nov 05, 2018 - 1:35 PM

The passenger's mother accused security guards of discriminating against persons with learning disabilities

PWDs may soon receive mandatory PhilHealth coverage

Oct 08, 2018 - 8:53 PM

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

UNIVERSAL HEALTH. Persons with disabilities call for automatic PhilHealth coverage for their sector. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Nancy Binay to Mocha Uson: It's a crime to make fun of PWDs

Sep 17, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The senator calls out the government's communications official for 'mocking the people she serves'

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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

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

FULLY-ABLED NATION. Persons with Disability Leaders from all over Cebu Province commit to a disability-inclusive 2016 presidential elections.Photo by JP Maunes