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[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.

Deaf LGBTQ+ marchers heard loud and clear at Pride 2019

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:22 PM

'It's double discrimination for them,' says Bayani Heneroso Jr, a sign language interpreter at Pride 2019

John Lester Molina (left) and Angelous Tuscano (right), members of the Pinoy Deaf Rainbow, are happy to be celebrating Pride with all kinds of people. Photo by Stanley Guevarra/Rappler

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

De La Salle-CSB urges gov't: Remove Mocha Uson for mocking deaf community

Sep 19, 2018 - 2:40 PM

(UPDATED) 'We call on the government to take action against Mr Olivar and Asec Uson, and impose appropriate penalties as provided by law,' says De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde president Brother Dennis Magbanua

Bro Dennis Magbanua FSC, president of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Photo from the Facebook page of the Center for Campus Art, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

Deaf in Albay given 'voice' to fight for their sexual rights

Sep 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Manila-based Forum for Family Planning and Development has been holding workshops on reproductive health and rights in Albay province for the past 3 years

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

How the deaf use social media for their advocacies

Sep 08, 2017 - 12:34 PM

The deaf community relies on social media platforms that allow for visual communication and use these to push for advocacies such as the passage of the Filipino Sign Language bill

SIGN LANGUAGE. Faculty members and students of DLS-CSB's School of Deaf Education and Applies Studies take part in the Social Good Summit 2015. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

NU Bulldogs footballer Marcaida overcomes disabilities to make his mark

Jan 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Mark Jojo Marcaida was born partially deaf and mute That hasn t stopped him from becoming a competitor

Deaf Cafe Fingertalk di Tangerang mendapat pujian dari Obama

Sep 08, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Obama mengapresiasi kafe Fingertalk yang pekerjakan kaum tunarungu di Tangerang Selatan buatan anak muda Indonesia Dissa Ahdanissa

Suasana Deaf Cafe Fingertalk di Tangerang Selatan. Foto oleh Ayu Meutia/Rappler

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

UNA to Comelec: Consider the deaf, hard of hearing for next debates

Feb 27, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Spokesperson Mon Ilagan says UNA is the only political party whose sorties and outdoor events are PWD and senior citizen friendly

CONSIDER THE DEAF. The United Nationalist Alliance calls on the Commission on Elections to consider making the presidential debates deaf-friendly. Graphic by Mara Mercado/Rappler

Mengenal kaum tunarungu di Deaf Cafe Fingertalk

Jan 24, 2016 - 3:35 PM

Deaf Cafe Fingertalk didirikan untuk beri peluang kerja kepada penyandang tunarungu

Suasana Deaf Cafe Fingertalk di Tangerang Selatan. Foto oleh Ayu Meutia/Rappler

Inclusiveness, education major concerns for deaf community

Sep 30, 2015 - 12:45 PM

The value of the new Sustainable Development Goals for the deaf community and other persons with special needs lie in its promotion of inclusivity and integration

Faculty members and students of DLSU-CSB's School for Deaf Education and Deaf Studies take part in the Social Good Summit.

Cebu City pushes for the rights of deaf Filipinos

Aug 08, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Does your local government recognize the rights of persons with disabilities?

Philippine Accessible Deaf Services partners with JCI Metro Cebu Uptown

Jul 19, 2015 - 6:43 PM

Press release: Two groups partner together to create a livelihood project for persons with disability

Perils of being a sign language interpreter in the PH

Jul 10, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Sign language interpreting is a back breaking job but is also one of the most noble professions in the world Without interpreters deaf persons would be disenfranchised

Why the Deaf and Blind are vulnerable during disasters

Jul 06, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Deaf and blind people are particularly vulnerable in times of disasters This articles explores the unique challenges they face and what must be done to help them

Where are persons with disabilities during disasters?

Mar 10, 2015 - 4:01 PM

In Northern Cebu disability rights advocates find that some persons with disabilities were left in their cages when Typhoon Yolanda battered the region

Can PH become a ‘deaf-inclusive’ country?

Jan 27, 2015 - 2:01 PM

There is a worldwide movement viewing deafness as a culture beyond hearing impairment and the community of the deaf as a cultural and linguistic minority has become visibly accepted in global circles of advocacy

REACHING OUT. GSVP executive director John Paul Maunes talks to a girl from one of their communities using sign language. All photos from GSVP GSVP

How Pope Francis spoke to the deaf

Jan 25, 2015 - 9:48 PM

Sign language interpreters for the deaf played a crucial role in telling the world of Pope Francis message for the young the old and those with disabilities

PAPAL MESSAGE. Naty Natividad (L) and Nic Perez interprets Pope Francis' homily in Tacloban for GMA 7. Photo by Giselle Montero/ DLS-CSB School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies

'Call us Deaf'

Nov 13, 2014 - 8:30 AM

It s Deaf not deaf Yes there s a difference

THE BIG D. Ana Arce briefs media on names Deaf persons consider acceptable. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

PH volunteer org wins top ASEAN youth award

Oct 15, 2014 - 3:11 PM

Press release: GVSP Philippines aims to train and form volunteers to provide human resources for the delivery of services to the deaf community

Webhits: Baby hears parents for the first time

Sep 08, 2014 - 8:00 AM

The baby boy stops crying and starts smiling when he hears his parents voices for the first time

Deaf, loud, and proud: The music of ExtraOrdinary Horizons

Jul 12, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Watch this Singaporean percussion band whose members are deaf – they will rock your socks off

Living without sound in two worlds

Jun 23, 2014 - 7:00 AM

When I inform people that I am deaf they tend to become unsure of what to do with me I can’t help but feel their kindness as either forced or awkward I do not need pity I am as human as humans are

Deaf pianist on hitting the right notes

Jun 15, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Born with 80 per cent hearing loss Ron Tan taught himself how to play the piano at 17 Four years later not only does he have a regular gig but also helps musicians with disabilities make music

Watch people hear, see, walk, and taste for the first time

Apr 12, 2014 - 5:39 PM

YouTube is a wellspring of firsts captured on video but this collection consists of truly memorable moments

A deaf-initely friendly university

Sep 06, 2012 - 11:42 AM

Gallaudet University launches DeafSpace

SMILES AND WAVES ABOUND at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Image from the university's Facebook page