PWDs

IC issues rules to protect PWDs from discrimination

Published by rudy Date posted on August 29, 2020

by Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star), 29 Aug 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Insurance Commission (IC) has instructed all regulated entities selling various insurance products not to discriminate against persons with disabilities (PWDs).

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Address educ of PWD children – PIDS

Published by rudy Date posted on January 9, 2020

By Jan Arcilla, Manila Times, 9 Jan 2020 STATE think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) urged the government to take several measures to make education more accessible to persons with disabilities (PWDs).

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DOLE reminds employers to accord elderly, PWD employees equal wages, benefits

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2019

By Analou De Vera, Manila Bulletin, 10 Nov 2019 Employers should provide their workers, who are senior citizens and PWDs (persons with disabilities), with equal wages and benefits, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Sunday.

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PhilHealth sets special benefits for PWDs

Published by rudy Date posted on April 28, 2019

by Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) – Apr 28, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) said yesterday preparations for the implementation of Republic Act 11228, the new law mandating coverage for all persons with disabilities (PWDs), is now underway.

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DOH introduces sign language in health care systemm

Published by rudy Date posted on November 14, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Patients with hearing disabilities can now enjoy better services in government hospitals. The Department of Health (DOH) yesterday launched the first Filipino Sign Language (FSL) module in an effort to provide more efficient medical services for patients with hearing impairment.

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Free legal assistance for PWDs – NCDA

Published by rudy Date posted on October 11, 2012

Free legal assistance for PWDs – NCDA QUEZON CITY, Oct 11 (PIA) — Persons with disabilities (PWDs) may now avail of free legal assistance through the Sub-Committee on Access to Justice and Anti-Discrimination for PWDs (SCAJA-PWDs) of the National Committee on Disability Affairs (NCDA).

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Less than 50% of PWDs got help in 2010 polls – SWS survey

Published by rudy Date posted on July 29, 2012

Manila, Philippines – Less than 50 percent of persons with disabilities (PWDs) who cast their votes in the May 2010 elections received assistance, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.

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Lawmaker wants call centers for hearing-impaired Pinoys

Published by rudy Date posted on November 9, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Bagong Henerasyon party-list Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy disclosed yesterday that she would push for the setting up of call centers by local business establishments and government agencies, that would cater to the needs of an estimated three to four million hearing-impaired Filipinos.

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SSS, PhilHealth coverage for PWDs pushed

Published by rudy Date posted on October 16, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – An administration lawmaker has called for amendments to Republic Act 7277 or the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons to allow persons with disabilities (PWDs) to be covered by the Social Security System (SSS) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).

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In the name of the disabled

Published by rudy Date posted on July 26, 2011

Senator Loren Legarda and Rep. Gina de Venecia have filed bills to help children with disabilities and special needs. Senator Legarda’s bill seeks to provide free and suitable public education for children with disabilities to promote their integration to society and provide them opportunities afforded to other Filipinos.

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LGUs ‘top violators’ of PWD laws: group

Published by rudy Date posted on July 19, 2011

AS THE country celebrates the 33rd National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week this week, persons with disabilities (PWD) in Cebu find little to celebrate, saying much still has to be done to improve the accessibility of public places to PWDs and remove the discrimination that PWDs face in society.

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Lawmaker pushes establishment of centers nationwide for autistic, special children

Published by rudy Date posted on July 17, 2011

A center for autistic and special children will soon be established in every province of the country. Pangasinan Rep. Gina de Venecia said House Bill 4447 mandates the creation of centers which will give, among other things, free special therapy sessions or interventions to children with autism and hearing and speech impairment.

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Senate committee approves additional tax incentives

Published by rudy Date posted on July 11, 2011

THE SENATE ways and means committee has recommended the plenary approval of a bill seeking to provide tax incentives for additional dependents, the elderly and persons with disabilities. Committee Report 43 submitted on May 31 recommends the approval of Senate Bill 2855 or the proposed Additional Relief to Families Act.

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DSWD is protecting the welfare of PWDs

Published by rudy Date posted on June 27, 2011

Dear Ms. De Guzman: This refers to your column item entitled, “The disabled-ignored and discriminated” which was published on June 6, 2011. In your column, you mentioned that “this is where DSWD has failed. We are ignorant about the different people in our society who need help, thus, we tend to discriminate them.”

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Caring for our PWDs

Published by rudy Date posted on May 20, 2011

DID you know that roughly ten percent of a country’s population are persons with disability? This, according to the National Council on Disability Affairs which cites the United Nations as its source. So if we are now a population of 90 million, which is data as of 2008, then it is safe to say that…

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“Opportunities for all”: promoting employment for disabled jobseekers and persons with HIV/AIDS

Published by rudy Date posted on May 16, 2011

According to the ILO’s new global report on discrimination worldwide, the challenge for enhancing the employability of people with disabilities and HIV/AIDS is significant. Promoting the rights of vulnerable groups, such as workers with HIV/AIDS or disabilities, is therefore among the major areas of focus of the ILO. A good example is its Opportunity for…

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Disabled persons to get 20% discount on medicines

Published by rudy Date posted on March 6, 2011

MANILA, Philippines — Good news for Filipinos with disabilities. Starting next month, they may avail themselves of a 20-percent discount on all purchases of medicines and medical supplies from all outlets of Mercury Drugstore, Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello said.

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P50-K tax cuts urged for parents of children with disabilities

Published by rudy Date posted on December 21, 2010

Parents and legal guardians of children with disabilities and special needs are being proposed to be given tax deduction by as much as P50,000 in their annual income.

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Phl seeks policies to promote rights of persons with disabilities

Published by rudy Date posted on December 12, 2010

MANILA, Philippines –  The Philippines has called for national, bilateral and multilateral policies and programs to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities.

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Tourism “must include” PWDs

Published by rudy Date posted on November 27, 2010

CEBU, Philippines – Being a place that is friendly to people with disabilities can boost tourism.

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Published by rudy Date posted on September 16, 2010

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Advancing the rights of the disabled

Published by rudy Date posted on September 13, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – At the conclusion of a recent United Nations (UN)-sponsored conference, the rights of persons with disabilities were given due recognition and the participating countries agreed to sustain the momentum to ensure that the rights of the world’s estimated 650 million people with disabilities are protected and strengthened.

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Having less in life but more in law

Published by rudy Date posted on September 12, 2010

It seems the judiciary is in an affirmative action mode lately. Not only is it determined to protect the people from extrajudicial killings and disappearances though the issuance of a writ of amparo and a writ of habeas data, or interested in arresting the degradation of the environment through the issuance of a writ of…

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Take extra step for PWDs

Published by rudy Date posted on September 10, 2010

PEOPLE WITH Disability or PWD. I do not know if this is the politically correct term to refer to the disabled or handicapped sector, but the basic truth is that these are the people we must take great care to consider when designing buildings particularly in public areas. They are the VIPs in our society,…

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Disabled people win ruling on 20% discount

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2010

The Court of Appeals has upheld the magna carta for people with disability, including its provision that grants disabled people 20 percent discount on purchases of medicines from any drugstore in the country.

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20% discount on medicines for disabled constitutional–CA

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2010

THE Court of Appeals (CA) has declared constitutional the provision in Republic Act (RA) 9442 that grants persons with disability (PWDs) at least 20-percent discount for the purchase of medicines in all drugstores nationwide.

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World Bank official urges DepEd to make schools more accessible to PWDs

Published by rudy Date posted on July 29, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – A World Bank official has urged the Department of Education to make all public elementary and high schools in the country more accessible to children with disabilities.

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GSIS revises RA 8291 IRR, revisits disability benefits

Published by rudy Date posted on July 27, 2010

Manila (26 July) — The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has revisited the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 8291, the law governing the pension fund, with a particular focus on disability benefits.

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The ’house without any stairs’

Published by rudy Date posted on July 24, 2010

The Tahanang Walang Hagdanan located in Cainta, Rizal is perhaps the premiere private institution in the country that has championed the cause of people with disabilities (PWDs).

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Drugstores deprive PWD of discounts

Published by rudy Date posted on July 16, 2010

BIG time drug companies led by Mercury Drug are depriving persons with disabilities (PWD) the 20-percent discount for their medicine purchase as mandated by law, a number of PWDs revealed Thursday.

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