Posts Tagged Persons with disability

DTI to craft guidelines on senior citizen, PWD discounts for online purchases

Marje Pelayo   •   December 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Complaints are piling up with the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) regarding persons with disability (PWDs) who are not being given discounts from transactions made online...

DSWD allots P100k per field office for PWD assistive devices

Robie de Guzman   •   July 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has announced that starting this year, an annual budget of P100,000 will be allocated for each of its field...

DSWD urges public anew to report fraudulent use of PWD IDs

Robie de Guzman   •   June 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Tuesday reiterated its call on the public to report individuals who are illegally using persons with disability (PWD)...

QC issues stricter measures in issuing PWD IDs

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 26, 2020

The Quezon City Government will enforce stricter measures in issuing Person with Disability (PWD) identification cards after reports of prevalent use of fraudulent PWD IDs. Memorandum Circular No. 16 was...

DTI probes reports on alleged abuse of PWD discount cards

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 23, 2020

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will investigate the reports of alleged misuse of Persons with Disability (PWD) identification cards. A photo circulated on social media last 20 June...

DILG orders LGUs to prioritize PWDs in COVID-19 relief distribution

Robie de Guzman   •   April 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday directed local government units (LGU) to prioritize persons with disabilities (PWD) in the distribution of relief...

PCG saves two PWDs accidentally left behind during evacuation

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 20, 2020

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) have rescued two persons with disability (PWDs) who were “unknowingly left behind” during the evacuation in Agoncillio, Batangas. The PCG received a call from the...

PWDs to enjoy free rides at LRT-2, MRT-3 on July 17

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 17, 2019

Persons with Disability (PWD) may avail LRT-2 and MRT-3’s free ride on Wednesday (July 17) in celebration of the 41st National Disability Prevention and Disability Week, LOOK: FREE RIDES FOR...

Bill seeks more job opportunities for PWDs

Marje Pelayo   •   April 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A bill that seeks to provide better inclusion for persons with disability (PWD) in the country’s workforce has been filed in Senate. Senate Bill 1249 filed by...

Duterte signs law granting mandatory PhilHealth coverage for PWDs

Marje Pelayo   •   March 5, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the measure that automatically entitles all persons with disability (PWD) membership to the National Health Insurance Program or PhilHealth coverage. Signed by...

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