disabled persons - updates

Rappler's latest stories on disabled persons


[OPINION] We are more than our disabilities

Jul 31, 2019 - 4:45 PM

A person with disability tackles inclusivity and a high-performing culture

Apology not enough: Group for deaf wants Ombudsman to punish Mocha Uson

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:41 AM

'This will be an example for others,' says Carol Dagani, president of the Philippine Federation of the Deaf

COMPLAINT VS MOCHA. The Philippine Federation of the Deaf files a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman against Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson on September 20, 2018. Rappler photo

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

Displaced 95-year-old person with disabilities sells potatoes to support family

Oct 19, 2017 - 4:13 PM

People who have met Datu Mangontra Sultan do not see him as a person with disabilities and an internally displaced person, but as a strong and committed individual who wants to continue providing for his family

CAPABLE. Datu Mangontra Sultan, 95 years old, works hard despite his old age and disabilities. Photo by Jamilia Taha

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

READING FOR KNOWLEDGE. A storyteller narrates the story of a mother to a group of children with exceptional needs to commemorate National Children'™s Book Day. Photo by Hannah Mallorca/Rappler

LGU empowers persons with autism through employment

Nov 13, 2016 - 4:14 PM

The municipal hall of Carmona Cavite has been employing persons with autism since April 2015 inspiring their coworkers and the community

MENTOR. Computer technician Bernie Levardo trains Raychan Matieros on troubleshooting. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Recto: Why the delay in implementing VAT exemption for PWDs?

Oct 28, 2016 - 10:04 PM

The Senate Minority Leader says 7 months since the law was signed concerned government agencies have yet to promulgate its implementing rules and regulations

Aquino signs law on VAT exemption for PWDs

Mar 30, 2016 - 9:15 AM

2ND UPDATE Filipinos with disabilities can breathe a sigh of relief following the signing of Republic Act 10754 which now allows them to fully enjoy their mandated discounts

British minister resigns over disability cuts plan

Mar 19, 2016 - 8:50 AM

Duncan Smith s resignation highlights growing divisions within Prime Minister David Cameron s Conservative Party in the run up to the June 23 referendum

RESIGNATION. Media reports on March 18 state that Iain Duncan Smith has resigned his post stating that pressure to make cuts to disablity benefits forced his decision. File photo by Will Oliver/EPA

How to make disaster response sensitive to persons with disabilities

Jun 20, 2015 - 1:02 AM

Making disaster risk reduction and management programs more responsive to the needs of persons with disabilities requires a change in mindset

The invisible kids of the streets

Dec 19, 2014 - 4:28 PM

Street children with disabilities Ever thought of them?

LOVE. Children staying at Virlanie's Aime Home enjoying a round of videoke during their Christmas party. All photos by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

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

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