PWD Files

    • Senior citizens, voters with disabilities stars for a day
      Senior citizens, voters with disabilities stars for a day
      By VERA Files SENIOR citizens and persons with disabilities became the darlings of the press when they cast their ballots for the first time in SM malls on Monday. In Batangas, the media fussed over..
    • Hassle-free voting for senior citizens in Cebu APP
      Hassle-free voting for senior citizens in Cebu APP
      By CARLO LORENCIANA and MECHELLE FLORITA CEBU CITY—Unlike their experience in previous elections, husband and wife Manuel and Julita Fontanar, both 70, described this year’s voting as..
    • PWDs vote for change
      PWDs vote for change
      Text and photos by HOMER TEODORO SAN VICENTE, Tarlac City — Persons with disabilities here found it harder to vote this time, but they said it was worth every ounce of sweat. Teresita Tuazon, a..
    • Senior citizens prefer mall to regular precinct—even if they had to climb stairs
      Senior citizens prefer mall to regular precinct—even if they had to climb stairs
      By DEXTER CABALZA Ligaya Patañaga, 81, and her neighbor,Luzviminda Dularte, 75, showed up at the SM City Manila before 7 a.m., eager to vote at one of only four venues in the country designated by..
    • Wheelchairs never had it so good
      Wheelchairs never had it so good
      By ELIZABETH LOLARGA Photos courtesy of the artists ALL it takes is a heartfelt push, and the Apolinario Mabini Wheelchair Parade will roll along on July 20, a spectacle on The Mind Museum’s..
    • Leyte creates disability affairs office
      Leyte creates disability affairs office
      By REYAN L. ARINTO TACLOBAN City — It was a worthy last act. Before the 15th Leyte Sangguniang Panlalawigan ended its term last June 30, the provincial board approved an ordinance creating the..
    • ‘Monggi’ group apologizes, changes its name
      ‘Monggi’ group apologizes, changes its name
      By DARLENE CAY ALL’S well that ends well. What started out as a potential dispute between a photographers’ group and an organization working in behalf of people with Down Syndrome turned into the..
    • ‘Monggi’ group asked to change ‘offensive’ name
      ‘Monggi’ group asked to change ‘offensive’ name
      By VINCE NONATO MEMBERS of the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines (DSAPI) were up in arms recently when they learned that a group of photographers and models was using the “M” word as..
    • Small steps for PWD-friendly polls not good enough
      Small steps for PWD-friendly polls not good enough
      By VERA Files Photos by Mario Ignacio IV BIG expectations. That’s what people with disabilities had when they headed for the polling precincts on May 13. After all, there had been talks of..
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