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House body approves VAT exemption for PWDs


The House of Representatives ways and means committee approved in principle a bill exempting persons with disabilities (PWDs) from paying value-added tax (VAT), but the measure would need some fine-tuning.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Van with disabled, kids collide with truck; 3 dead


Three persons, including a 10-year-old boy, were killed while 10 others were injured when the van they were riding in collided with a truck in Argao town, 66.9 kilometers south of here, on Thursday.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Elsie Gaches Village: A refuge for children with special needs


Children of all ages filled rows of chairs at a covered court in Muntinlupa City, patiently waiting for the President’s arrival. It was a hot Friday afternoon and one would expect a lot of restlessness and noise, but the children of Elsie Gaches Village were well-behaved.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Caloocan City plans benefits for persons with disabilities


In a bid to protect and advance the rights and privileges of persons with disabilities, the Caloocan City government revealed plans to create an office that would monitor the sector’s welfare.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Medellin to give aid to elderly, disabled

One month after the devastation of supertyphoon Yolanda, the Medellin municipal government is focusing its relief operations on the elderly, children and persons with disabilities (PWDs). “As I said we are concentrating on the sectors that are most vulnerable. And there are still a lot of private groups who are coming to Medellin giving relief,” [...]

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Persons with disabilities get jobs building chairs for GenSan schools


In this city, many people with disabilities do not wander the streets and ask for alms from motorists.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

QC councilor wants free movies for QC’s PWDs


A Quezon City councilor has asked cinema owners to treat persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the locality to a free movie once a week.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Bill requires newscasts to air PWD-friendly programs

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares.  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Heightening the concern for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs), a bill has been filed requiring television stations to put Filipino sign language insets on their local news programs.

Posted: September 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senior citizens, PWDs get accessible voting precincts


Senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWD) will no longer climb several flights of stairs to reach their voting precincts, according to a resolution passed by the Commission on Elections.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Taguig job fair for PWDs on Friday

As part of the celebration of the 35th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week, the Taguig City government will hold a job fair for persons with disabilities (PWDs) on Friday.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

PWDs can now live life in the fast lane

THE E-WHEELCHAIR can go up to a speed of 15 kph on a single charge of its zero-maintenance lead-acid gel batteries. NATHAN MELICAN

Tired of going from one place to another in a slow-moving wheelchair? Let a motorized one developed locally by a group of persons with disabilities get you to your destination faster and in style.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Marikina to open help desk, office devoted to PWDs’ needs


The Marikina government is setting up a help desk and an office exclusively for the benefit of persons with disabilities (PWDs) living in the city in an attempt to reach out to these often-overlooked members of society.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Davao council bans discrimination vs gays, minority, differently abled

The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) has unanimously approved an ordinance that bans discrimination against members of the third sex, minority groups and differently abled persons.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
  1. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  2. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  3. Netizens cry: 6/55 Lotto was rigged
  4. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  5. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  8. ‘King’ Yabut and I: Driver bares Makati dad ‘abuses’
  9. It was difficult having Japanese blood
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. UP back on top as ‘average’ student aces bar
  5. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  6. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  7. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  8. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  9. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  10. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’


  • Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  • Drilon, Nancy Binay urge Filipinos to strengthen faith
  • ‘Yolanda’ toll now at 6,300 – NDRRMC
  • ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  • Moderate earthquake jolts southern Iran
  • Sports

  • Power Pinays smash India in Asian Women’s Club volleyball opener
  • PH youth boxers off to stumbling start in AIBA World tilt
  • Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111
  • Walker leads Bobcats over Bulls in OT, 91-86
  • Man City slips further out of title contention
  • Lifestyle

  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • Entertainment

  • Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler
  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • Business

  • Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains
  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • Technology

  • Netizens seething in anger over Aquino ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog
  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
  • Marketplace