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ANGELES CITY STARTS HOME VACCINATIONS FOR PWDS

The Angeles City government has started the COVID-19 home vaccinations of bedridden persons with disabilities (PWDs). Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said they target to vaccinate a total of 200 bedridden PWDs in the city through the measure. “Tayo na po mismo ang pumupunta sa kanila upang masiguro na matatanggap nila agad ang bakuna […]

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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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BILL GIVING PWDS CASH AID GETS HOUSE PANEL OK

A panel of the House of Representatives approved a measure which provides for an annual P750 emergency grant to persons with disabilities (PWDs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. During its virtual hearing, the House Special Committee on Persons with Disabilities, chaired by Negros Occidental Representative Ma. Lourdes Arroyo, approved House Bill 7180, otherwise known as the […]

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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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PH RED CROSS TO GIVE CASH AID TO PWDS – GORDON

With persons with disabilities among the sectors hardest hit by the economic effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will be giving cash aid to the most vulnerable of persons with disabilities (PWDs) to help them cope. Senator Dick Gordon, PRC chairman and CEO, said a number of PWDs […]

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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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LGUS SHOULD CREATE JOBS, PROVIDE BENEFITS FOR PWDS, SENIOR CITIZENS – VILLANUEVA

Local government units (LGUs), specifically its municipal or city councils, should prioritize  job creation programs and providing healthcare benefits for senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs), said Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva said Senate Bill No. 1278 which he filed, seeks to amend a provision of Republic Act No. 7160 that will emphasize the importance of […]

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FULLY AND STRICTLY IMPLEMENT LAWS EMPOWERING PWDs – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara has called for the full implementation of laws aimed at empowering persons with disabilities (PWDs) with social protection and economic support. “We have enough laws protecting PWDs, and all that needs to be done is to fully and strictly implement these laws so that we can eliminate the barriers that prevent them […]

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SENATE APPROVES MANDATORY PHILHEALTH MEMBERSHIP FOR PWDs – HONTIVEROS

The Senate approved on third and final reading a bill seeking mandatory Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) membership for persons with disabilities (PWDs). Senate Bill No. 1391, otherwise known as the “Mandatory PhilHealth Coverage for Persons with Disability,” was approved with 18 affirmative votes, zero negative vote and no abstention. The measure was introduced by […]