Third week of July was proclaimed as the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week to raise awareness on the problems on disability, and encourage every citizen to take active responsibility in addressing these issues. Municipalities in different part of the Philippines host several activities for the said event. Program of Activity Here … Continue reading Calamba City NDPR Week Program of Activities
I am happy to announce that Pwedeng-pwd.wordpress.com has finally migrated to it's new world wide web address. Pwedeng-pwd.com After much thought, the migration to a the new domain name is a commitment to deliver more professional and formal content. firstname.lastname@example.org Accompanying the new domain name is the email address for a more convenient … Continue reading Pwedeng-pwd is now a (dot)COM!
The audition for the 2nd Himig Tanglaw singing competition is on! The Screening The contest is open to all the members/students of Philippine National School for the Blind, Philippine Chamber of Massage Industry of Visually Impaired Inc. (PCMIVI), Philippine Blind Union (PBU), National and Area Vocational Rehabilitation Centers of DSWD. Interested contestants must NOT be … Continue reading Let your Voice be our Light
Listen to Sarah Joyce Roberts’ rendition of the 1998 hit “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan. I first heard this song in the movie sound tract from City of Angels and from then on this became one of my all time favorite songs. Like the original song, Sarah Joyce’s cover gives me chills. I feel … Continue reading Truly Angelic!
The following individuals are the happy Filipino recipients of mobility canes from Kustom Cane’s “You Cane Give” Initiative. In behalf of the above recipients, I wish to thank Jimmy, Wendy and Shep for the generosity that they have shown us. With these canes, we will show everyone around us that blindness never … Continue reading White Cane Recipients of “You Cane Give” Initiative
"So, it's not just about the words. It's what we believe about people when we name them with these words. It's about the values behind the words, and how we construct those values. Our language affects our thinking and how we view the world and how we view other people. In fact, many … Continue reading The opportunity of adversity
Michael I. Barredo was born in Manila on April 02, 1955. He graduated from De Lasalle University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies in 1975 and Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Letters in 1999. He is a businessman by profession, owner of Bargen Insurance Company and the Director of a … Continue reading Michael Barredo
Cognition is beautiful’ After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would destroy him. In 1983 he began keeping an audio diary. Over three years John recorded over sixteen hours of material, a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of … Continue reading Notes on Blindness
“No more talk of darkness Forget these wide-eyed fears I'm here, nothing can harm you My words will warm and calm you … Let me be your shelter Let me be your light You're safe, no one will find you Your fears are far behind you … All I want is freedom A … Continue reading Jeremy Tampoy Sings “That’s All I Ask Of You” @PGT S2
Persons with Disabilities are the most marginalized and vulnerable sector in our society. They are often neglected, discriminated and under-represented in important dialogues especially in law making. They have limited access to basic needs such as education, employment, transportation or mobility and even political participation because of their functional ability. Like any other person in … Continue reading PWD PartyList