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    • Duterte violates law prohibiting ridicule of  PWDs
      Duterte violates law prohibiting ridicule of PWDs
        By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS FOR the information of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who laughed at Persons with Disabilities while regaling his supporters in Aklan last week, there’s a law..
    • SPED teachers in Northern Samar struggle with disasters, lack of support
      SPED teachers in Northern Samar struggle with disasters, lack of support
      Text and photos by ALANAH TORRALBA CATARMAN, Northern Samar — Classes are held in rooms without roofs, and when it rains, the rooms are swamped with floodwater. This lone Special Education Center..
    • The Aquino Legacy: What has the administration done for PWDs?
      The Aquino Legacy: What has the administration done for PWDs?
      By JAKE SORIANO THE disability sector breathed a sigh of relief when news broke in late March that President Benigno Simeon Aquino III had finally signed into law the bill exempting persons with..
    • Don’t forget these ill persons
      Don’t forget these ill persons
      BY ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE law signed by President Aquino March 23 exempting persons with disabilities from the value-added tax is a whiff of balm in the current toxic (Philippines as money..
    • Aquino signs into law VAT exemption for PWDs
      Aquino signs into law VAT exemption for PWDs
      PRESIDENT Benigno Simeon Aquino III has signed into law the bill exempting persons with disabilities (PWDs) from the value-added tax (VAT). “According to PLLO (Presidential Legislative Liaison..
    • Lack of sign language in first prexy debate traced to aesthetics
      Lack of sign language in first prexy debate traced to aesthetics
      By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL AS the five presidential candidates tried to outsmart each other in the first PiliPinas Debates held in Cagayan de Oro last month, one community watching it on television or..
    • Voters with disabilities in the 2016 Elections
      Voters with disabilities in the 2016 Elections
      OF the 54 million Filipinos registered to vote in the upcoming presidential elections, 318,013 have disabilities. The interactive map below shows the 10 provinces in the Philippines with the most..
    • Ex-solon draws flak for insensitive remark about PWDs
      Ex-solon draws flak for insensitive remark about PWDs
      By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL A former lawmaker is facing criticism for his insensitive remarks on the alleged special treatment given to persons with disabilities (PWDs) in verifying their votes through..
    • ‘Talk to Mayor’
      ‘Talk to Mayor’
      By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS GOING  the rounds in Facebook is a post by Candy Chan in Astig.Ph about a vehicle by a mayor that was parked in a slot reserved for Persons with Disabilities at Bay 4 of..

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