Posts in category PWD Advocacy News

6.1M senior citizens to get automatic...

By: Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com November 11, 2014 10:35 AM InterAksyon.com The online news portal of TV5 MANILA, Philippines — More than six million senior citizens will be granted automatic coverage by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. under a law signed last week by President Benigno Aquino III, Senate President Pro-Tempore Senator Ralph Recto said Tuesday. Under […]

Deaf mute beauty Princess Alanis Pura...

Deaf mute beauty Princess Alanis Pura to represent PHL in pageant in Taiwan

August 6, 2014 11:33pm  Princess Alanis Pura, a deaf mute beauty from Pasay City and Pampanga, whose life story was featured in GMA Network’s Magpakailanman on September 14, 2013, was crowned “Queen of the Philippines” in Subic Bay, Zambales. GMA News’  evening newscasts reported on Wednesday that Pura  will be the country’s representative at the […]

DOH-MIMAROPA prioritizes health progr...

DOH-MIMAROPA prioritizes health programs for PWD in the region

Posted on August 1, 2014 From the Department of Health Department of Health – MIMAROPA (Mindoro Occidental/Oriental, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan) Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo today stated that health programs for Persons with Disabilities or persons with disabilty (PWDs) will be a priority in the region to ensure that they will be given equal […]

July 20 is national poll registration...

July 20 is national poll registration day for PWDs

Election officers are instructed to designate accessible registration venues, while barangay officials are encouraged to provide transportation for the PWDs   MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set Sunday, July 20, as a National Registration Day for Voters with Disabilities. Based on Comelec Minute Resolution No. 14-0463 dated June 25, the event […]

Comelec holds registration for Manila...

Comelec holds registration for Manila PWDs

May 29, 2014 THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be holding a satellite registration for persons with disabilities (PWDs) and senior citizens of Manila on Sunday, June 1. To be held at the Central Section of Rizal Park, the registration will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voters are to bring at least one valid ID. […]

Gov’t to implement policy on jo...

Gov’t to implement policy on job equality for PWDs

EO 417 aims to bridge the economic gap that divides persons with disabilities from able-bodied persons MANILA, Philippines – Persons with disabilities (PWDs) are now assured of sustained government assistance after the recent signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Executive Order 417 (EO 417) or the Economic Independence Program for PWDs. First […]

DOH to get P48.3 billion from sin tax...

DOH to get P48.3 billion from sin taxes

By Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) | Updated April 9, 2014 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – On top of its regular budget, the Department of Health (DOH) stands to get around P48.3 billion in additional funds from sin taxes and Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) this year. Health Secretary Enrique Ona said while the agency’s budget has been […]

Celebrating healthy living through a ...

Celebrating healthy living through a fair and fun ride around Metro Manila!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2014 Celebrating healthy living through a fair and fun ride around Metro Manila! This Sunday, March 30, 2014, HealthJustice Philippines, in partnership with DAKILA Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism and Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), will have an event entitled High5Life Fair and Fun Ride at Mercato Centrale, Bonifacio […]

Celebrating healthy living through a ...

Celebrating healthy living through a fair and fun ride around Metro Manila!

This Sunday, March 30, 2014, HealthJustice Philippines, in partnership with DAKILA Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism and Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), will have an event entitled High5Life Fair and Fun Ride at Mercato Centrale, Bonifacio Global City, with the theme: “Healthier, Happier Philippines through Health Promotion.” The Fair and Fun Ride event will […]

Computer system could help deaf Catho...

Computer system could help deaf Catholics make confessions

Phoenix, Ariz., Dec 20, 2013 / 02:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Phoenix, Ariz., priest has invented a computer system intended to help Catholics who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired to make their confessions. Father Romuald P. Zantua, the system’s inventor, told CBCP News that his invention will help increase the practice of confessions, especially for […]