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Taking after Cuban health care system...

Taking after Cuban health care system a step in right direction – NVAP

PIA Wednesday 31st August, 2016 MANILA, Aug. 30 -Cancer survivor group New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) welcomes the Duterte administration’s move to send a delegation to Cuba to study its world-renowned public health system in a bid to improve health services being offered to Filipinos. A contingent of health professionals led by Health […]

Rojas’: Giving a voice to cancer vict...

Rojas’: Giving a voice to cancer victims and their families – See more at: http://www.goodnewspilipinas.com/rojas-giving-a-voice-to-cancer-victims-and-their-families/#sthash.76tA8jmh.dpuf

Rojas’: Giving a voice to cancer victims and their families by The GNP Team on May 29th, 2016 under We are Pinoys Emerito Rojas permanently lost his voice due to Stage 4 throat cancer. At present, he can only communicate by using an electronic larynx, a device that replaces the vocal chords’ functions. Since winning […]

Companies told not to hire persons wi...

Companies told not to hire persons with disabilities to boost image

VERA Files | April 24, 2015 PHILIPPINES: The head of the country’s disability council has this to say to companies that hire persons with disabilities as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs: “We don’t want that.” “No. It should not be part of your CSR program. It should be a part of your recruitment policy,” […]

PWD Received Three Sewing Machines Fr...

PWD Received Three Sewing Machines From the British Embassy

By Estrella Gallardo (Noon Break Balita) | Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – 10:28 pm Persons with Disabilities (PWD) received three sewing machines from the British Embassy in a very simple ceremony held at La Breza Hotel, Quezon City on March 12, 2015. On behalf of the British Embassy, I applaud the initiatives put forth by the […]

PWD groups get machines to start busi...

PWD groups get machines to start business ventures

by Chito A. Chavez (Manila Bulletin)  | March 15, 2015 Three community organizations in Quezon City were the first beneficiaries of an executive order that encourages sustainable livelihood and economic empowerment for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). The PWD organizations received sewing machines as a start to a community-based business that makes bed linens. The PWD Empowerment […]

Seize economic opportunities provided...

Seize economic opportunities provided by law, PWDs told

The Inbox – Mon, Jan 26, 2015 Text  by JAKE SORIANO, VERA Files Persons with disabilities (PWDs) are now guaranteed the best market for their products and services: the government. The signing last year of the implementing rules and regulations of Executive Order 417 or the Economic Independence Program for PWDs, is key to providing sustainable livelihoods for PWDs, say […]

Seize economic opportunities provided...

Seize economic opportunities provided by law, PWDs told

JAKE SORIANO (VERA Files) | January 25, 2015 PERSONS with disabilities (PWDs) are now guaranteed the best market for their products and services: the government. The signing last year of the implementing rules and regulations of Executive Order 417 or the Economic Independence Program for PWDs, is key to providing sustainable livelihoods for PWDs, say advocates. […]

New Vois lauds high Sin Tax collectio...

New Vois lauds high Sin Tax collections in 2014

The New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) welcomed the report that the sin tax collections for the first nine months of the year has exceeded the target for the entire 2014. According to NVAP President Emer Rojas, it is a welcome news that tax collections from “sin” products are more than what was expected […]

Higher sin tax collection praised

Higher sin tax collection praised

THE New Vois Association of the Philippines on Friday welcomed the report that the sin tax collections for the first nine months of 2014 exceeded the target for the full year. NVAP president Emer Rojas said it was welcome news that the tax collections from “sin” products were more than what had been expected, and […]

Church to designate PWDs’ area at Lun...

MANILA, Nov. 21, 2014— The presence of persons with disabilities (PWDs) during the papal Mass at the Rizal Park in Manila is of “high importance” and will be accommodated through specially designated areas, church officials said. Fr. Marvin Mejia, secretary general of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) discusses special arrangements being made […]