Rappler's latest stories on persons with disabilities
Many persons with disabilities don’t physically look disabled. Sometimes, that makes it even harder for them to get the help they need.
'News reports [indicate] how PWDs suffered from their attempt to avail of the subsidy benefit, such as lining up despite excruciating pain for the entire day'
Months after the Duterte government launched its cash aid program, there are still persons with disabilities – the target priorities for the program – who have yet to receive a peso
Roy Moral, who struggles to walk without feeling immense pain, shares how he had to be wheeled to the local DSWD office in a stretcher just so he could receive his emergency subsidy
You may find them working at company-owned branches of Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Burger King, and Red Ribbon in Manila and Pasay
Under the ordinance, senior citizens, differently-abled persons, and PWDs 'will not be assigned tasks that are hazardous to their health or beyond their physical limitations or capabilities'
'I am mentally and emotionally driven to keep going after small and big wins'
PRESS RELEASE: Philippine Business and Disability Network works towards more inclusive and barrier-free workplaces for Persons with Disability
Sometimes, I do odd stuff such as stomping my feet loudly or rubbing my hands to combat my nervousness. I wish that one day, I get to really control this stage fright and rediscover my talents anew.
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
A person with disability tackles inclusivity and a high-performing culture
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
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
All in all, Makati earmarks P40 million in 2018 for free movie tickets
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
(UPDATED) The investigation follows a complaint against Mocha Uson and Drew Olivar from the Philippine Federation of the Deaf
The senator calls out the government's communications official for 'mocking the people she serves'
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
Thousands of able-bodied employees at 27 ministries and government agencies were wrongly counted as disabled, Tokyo admits
Four PWDs in Western Visayas have given a face to the struggles commonly experienced by their sector in the Philippines
Only 60% of local government units have a Persons with Disability Office (PDAO), says a study by the UP-CLRG
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
This is in celebration of Women with Disabilities Day observed on the last Monday of March
’We need to change the mindset that PWDs are limited and that they can’t do anything,’ says PWD advocate Rhodora Fresnedi
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
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
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
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
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