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QC SENIORS, SOLO PARENTS TO GET P500 MONTHLY AID

Qualified indigent senior citizens, solo parents and persons with disabilities in Quezon City will soon receive P500 monthly financial assistance from the city government for one year. Mayor Joy Belmonte approved Ordinance No. SP-3115, S-2022 to help alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the price increase of basic goods on the most vulnerable […]

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ALLOW WALK-IN VAXXING FOR SENIORS, PWDS – ORDANES

A party-list lawmaker urged local government units (LGUs) to allow walk-in vaccinations for senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWDs), and immunocompromised individuals. Senior Citizen Party-list Representative Rodolfo Ordanes made the call after Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reported that 1.5 million seniors have not yet received any vaccine. “Instead of online registration, […]

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PH RED CROSS HELPS UNEMPLOYED CEBU PWDS – GORDON

Despite the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in several parts of the country, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to be at the forefront in providing hope to the most vulnerable. PRC volunteers and staff from the PRC Cebu Chapter sent out food packs to visually impaired individuals whose livelihoods were affected by the pandemic. […]

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DENR OPENS VIRTUAL ART WORKSHOP FOR PWDS – CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, through the Strategic Communication and Initiatives Service (DENR-SCIS), conducted a virtual art workshop for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in observance of the 43rd National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu emphasized that “PWDs who use art as a medium of expression would have a more […]

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ALLOW HOME VACCINATION FOR SENIORS, PWDS – ORDANES

A partylist lawmaker has appealed to Metro Manila mayors to allow house-to-house vaccinations against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for senior citizens aged at least 70 and above, as well as persons with disabilities (PWDs). In a letter to Metro Manila Council chairman Edwin Olivarez, Senior Citizens Partylist Representative Rodolfo Ordanes said local government units (LGUs) […]

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CEBU CITY ELDERS, PWDS TO GET CASH CARDS – LABELLA

Mayor Edgardo Labella recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) for the issuance of cash cards to be used in the distribution of financial aid to senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs). The government depository, represented by LBP-Cebu Branch vice president Vivian Bisnar, is expected to […]

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LET SENIORS, PWDs VOTE EARLY IN 2022 POLLS — ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for the holding of early voting for close to 10 million senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) to ensure greater participation in the electoral process amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Angara aired his concern about how seniors and PWDs continue to be disenfranchised or are facing difficulties in […]

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DTI LAUNCHES ONLINE TRADE FAIR FOR PWD ENTREPS – LOPEZ

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has started an online trade fair featuring products of entrepreneurs who are persons with disabilities (PWDs) in line with the celebration of the 42nd National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week. The Biz-Ability Online Trade Fair, which runs from July 30 to August 12, will introduce the products of […]

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DTI STARTS PROBE ON ‘FAKE’ PWD ID CARDS

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is now probing the alleged abuse of Persons with Disability (PWD) identification cards, following a recent viral post on social media showing all members of one family being issued with PWD ID cards. The social media post, showed a photo of one family from Quezon City with its […]

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I OFFER MY VICTORY TO MY LATE FATHER – ANGARA

Reelected Senator Sonny Angara has vowed to push for vital measures that would improve the lives of members of vulnerable sectors, such as senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs).  Angara said he will prioritize bills seeking to double the pension for the elderly, create a national commission for seniors, increase the wages for teachers, […]