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[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

[OPINION] We are more than our disabilities

Jul 31, 2019 - 4:45 PM

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

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

Do PWDs, senior citizens have access to special polling places?

May 14, 2019 - 6:56 AM

Some PWDs and senior citizens are still denied of their right to vote in designated special polling places

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

Companies hiring PWDs to join Makati job fair

Nov 05, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Mayor Abigail Binay says even non-residents of Makati can come to the job fair on November 9

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

Makati City spends P30M as of September this year for free movies of seniors, PWDs

Oct 31, 2018 - 5:29 PM

All in all, Makati earmarks P40 million in 2018 for free movie tickets

FREE MOVIES. The cinemas of Century Mall is one of five partners of the Makati government in the free movie tickets program for senior citizens and PWD.

Rep Wes Gatchalian apologizes for car blocking PWD ramp

Oct 09, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Valenzuela 1st District Representative Wes Gatchalian issues a public apology but some netizens say he should do more

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

CHR investigating 'appalling, unacceptable' mockery of deaf people on video

Sep 19, 2018 - 10:39 PM

(UPDATED) The investigation follows a complaint against Mocha Uson and Drew Olivar from the Philippine Federation of the Deaf

Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

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

Vo Thi Hoang Yen: Opening doors for Vietnam's PWDs

Sep 03, 2018 - 6:00 PM

2018 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Vo Thi Hoang Yen, a survivor of childhood polio, wants employers to see what persons with disabilities can do if given the opportunity

Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Vo Thi Hoang Yen. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Japan confesses to padding disability hiring data

Aug 28, 2018 - 6:42 PM

Thousands of able-bodied employees at 27 ministries and government agencies were wrongly counted as disabled, Tokyo admits

KATSUNOBU KATO. Picture from Wikipedia by Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/Northern Ireland Office.

Giving up not an option for persons with disabilities in Western Visayas

Jul 24, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Four PWDs in Western Visayas have given a face to the struggles commonly experienced by their sector in the Philippines

PH still far from becoming PWD-inclusive, says UP study

Jun 25, 2018 - 10:36 PM

Only 60% of local government units have a Persons with Disability Office (PDAO), says a study by the UP-CLRG

UP's Dr. Erwin Alampay believes that the presence of a PDAO in each LGU increases the chance of change for the sector, end poverty, ensure inclusive quality education, and promote sustainable, economic growth.

Duterte signs executive order increasing disabled workers' pensions

May 10, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Executive Order 54 provides a P1,150 across-the-board increase for all permanent disability pensioners in the private sector, as well as qualified beneficiaries in the public sector

INCREASE. Disabled workers will receive higher compensation benefits.

Free LRT1 rides for women with disabilities on Monday, March 26

Mar 24, 2018 - 1:11 PM

This is in celebration of Women with Disabilities Day observed on the last Monday of March

Light Rail Manila Corporation on May 29, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sunflower farm in Quezon plants seeds of hope for PWDs

Mar 19, 2018 - 10:58 AM

’We need to change the mindset that PWDs are limited and that they can’t do anything,’ says PWD advocate Rhodora Fresnedi

PWDs push for automatic PhilHealth coverage

Dec 04, 2017 - 3:20 PM

The National Council on Disability Affairs says outpatient services should also be included in the coverage

UNIVERSAL HEALTH. Persons with disabilities call for an automatic PhilHealth coverage for their sector.  Photo by George Moya/ Rappler

How to buy products of craftsman born with no hands

Nov 18, 2017 - 6:56 PM

If you buy one of his miniature tricycles, 'you are also helping others,' says Andy Villaruel, the Dumaguete craftsman born with no hands

Is it just really all in your head?

Nov 02, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Mental conditions are real, and they have a biological basis – which means it has a parallel story inside your brain which deserves attention and treatment

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

PAL now offers 20% discount for senior citizens, PWDs online

Sep 26, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The discount applies to full-fare domestic flights and comes on top of the 12% value-added tax (VAT) exemption

Cebu Pacific honors 20% discount for senior citizens, PWDs online

Sep 24, 2017 - 10:20 PM

The budget carrier upgrades its booking systems to implement the discount for domestic flights booked through its website or mobile app

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

Online jobs eyed as perfect opportunities for PWDs

Jul 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The National Council on Disability Affairs trains persons with disabilities to make them qualified for job opportunities online

PWD RIGHTS. Persons with disabilities are entitled to the same rights regularly-abled persons enjoy. Rappler file photo

Japanese teacher boosts livelihood capacities of SPED graduates in Bohol

Jul 09, 2017 - 9:28 AM

A former JICA volunteer Akiko Sugiyama goes back to Bohol to establish a livelihood training center for SPED graduates

INCLUSION. Japanese teacher Akiko Sugiyama teaches PWDs in Dauis, Bohol. Photo from JICA

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

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

CLOSED CAPTIONS. A preview of how closed captions will look like on Facebook Live videos

Project Inclusion videos call on companies to embrace Persons with Disability

May 31, 2017 - 12:34 PM

Is disability a hindrance in the workplace? Or is it what pushes some people to excel?

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

FORUM. Comelec chairman Andy Bautista is interviewed by the media during a forum on the 2016 polls in Makati City on May 19, 2017. Michael Bueza/Rappler

WATCH: Baler surfer breaks barriers despite disability

May 07, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Harry Marzan manages to paddle balance and gracefully catch the waves despite not having a left arm Read and watch his InspireCourage story

SURFING. For Harry Marzan, surfing is an opportunity for him to prove that he is no different from other surfers. Photo courtesy of Harry Marzan

#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

#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

PERSEVERANCE. Photo by Jeff Digma/ Rappler

VAT-free shopping for PWDs starting Dec 23

Dec 22, 2016 - 4:31 PM

The new benefit is on top of the 20 discount PWDs are already entitled to under the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons

MORE DISCOUNTS. Persons with disabilities can enjoy VAT-free purchases starting Friday, December 23, 2016. Photo by George Moya/ Rappler

PWDs in Iloilo make crayons out of fruits, veggies

Dec 20, 2016 - 4:50 PM

A Japanese volunteer teaches crayon making to persons with disabilities empowering them to engage in entrepreneurship

FOOD-BASED CRAYONS. A Japanese volunteer trained PWDs in Iloilo how to make crayons out of natural ingredients. Photo from JICA

WATCH: Ateneo students help kids with disabilities through dance

Dec 15, 2016 - 5:35 PM

This year s Civic Movers for the 2016 Move Awards turned their class project into an advocacy they all hope can spark change

COMMUNITY. The group aims to reach out to more communities and eventually turnover the program the parent officers of the CBR centers. Photo courtesy of I'MPOWER

Free LRT1 rides for senior citizens, PWDs this Christmas

Dec 04, 2016 - 9:40 PM

The free rides will be available on all weekends and holidays from December 3 2016 to January 8 2017 in all LRT1 stations

EXTENSION. The LRT1 has an average daily ridership of 400,000 commuters from Baclaran in Pasay City to Roosevelt in Quezon City. Screenshot from Rappler