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House body approves VAT exemption for PWDs

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Bayan Muna Representative 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

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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

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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

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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 »

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