Rappler's latest stories on PWD in the Philippines
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
'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
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
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
The passenger's mother accused security guards of discriminating against persons with learning disabilities
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
The senator calls out the government's communications official for 'mocking the people she serves'
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
The persons with disability community in Cebu hopes its actions will eventually help amplify the sector s voice in national governance