PWD Files

    • An ambassador for light and music in a world gone dark
      An ambassador for light and music in a world gone dark
      Text, photos and video by JHESSET THRINA ENANO IN contrast to the busy urban scene outside, the halls of St. Paul University in Manila are quiet on a Saturday afternoon. At its College of Music and..
    • Playing for Pinas: An athlete’s ride to success
      Playing for Pinas: An athlete’s ride to success
      Text and video by GRAZIELLE CHUA THE multi-awarded athlete holds his right fist to his chest as he recalls the moment the Philippine flag was being raised after he won at the 9th Far East and South..
    • Living for the open road
      Living for the open road
      By VJ BACUNGAN DRIVING a manual can be agonizing for many drivers, especially in the stop-start traffic of the often-gridlocked metro. Anyone who has been on EDSA or C-5 during rush hour knows the..
    • Earmarking the misheard
      Earmarking the misheard
      By CAMILLE AGUINALDO RAPHAEL Torralba never thought that a fall from the stairs would change his life forever. The impact of the accident when he was two years old left him with tinnitus, a ringing..
    • Championing PWD rights
      Championing PWD rights
      Text and photos by KRIXIA SUBINGSUBING VOICES echoed across the Senate conference room as senators and representatives of various persons with disabilities organizations across the nation discussed..
    • Fairest of them all
      Fairest of them all
      By YVETTE B. MORALES CZARINAH Mercado was nervous. It was her first time to stand before a huge crowd. Clad in a persimmon dress made by a famous Filipino designer, she knew all eyes were on her...
    • Deaf advocates push for more inclusive education system
      Deaf advocates push for more inclusive education system
      Text and video by GRAZIELLE CHUA and VERLIE RETULIN AS a Deaf student, Ana Kristina Arce had to transfer from one school to another, trying to find the best one to accommodate her needs—a costly..
    • Deafening silence: Private TV stations opt against using sign language insets
      Deafening silence: Private TV stations opt against using sign language insets
      By RONN BAUTISTA and KRIXIA SUBINGSUBING (First of two parts) SUPPERTIME in the Philippines is often accompanied by the start of local primetime newscasts in Filipino homes. At 6:30 p.m., media..
    • Comelec urged to step up efforts for voters with hearing disabilities
      Comelec urged to step up efforts for voters with hearing disabilities
      By VERA Files WHILE the registration in malls is becoming popular among persons with disabilities (PWDs), some of them find the poll services lacking. Cousins Maricar Bernardo, 21, and Karen Yepez,..

    Sayaw Hataw Galaw from Link Center for the Deaf on Vimeo.

    In partnership with Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship, LINK Center for the Deaf has launched a series of road shows to help raise deaf awareness in different communities.
    The LINK Center for the Deaf Performing Arts Group and the Quezon City Performing Arts Development Foundation Inc., performed on July 5 at the Festival Mall in Alabang.
    The second road show was held on July 25 at the Eastwood Mall in Quezon City.
    The upcoming shows:
    Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo – Aug. 1
    Robinson’s Magnolia, Quezon City – Aug. 8,


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