Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons with Disability (PWD) in the Philippines

Benefits for PWD has been amended. Under RA 10754, PWDs are now entitled to at least 20 percent discount and exemption from value-added tax (VAT), if applicable, on the sale of goods and services for the exclusive use and enjoyment or availment of the PWD. (Please refer to SEC. 32 A, below)   Note that … Continue reading Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons with Disability (PWD) in the Philippines

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Aquino signs into law Romualdez’s PWD bill

Source:  INQUIRER By:  Gil C. Cabacungan   More than a million disabled Filipinos will finally enjoy tax exemptions at par with the perks granted to senior citizens, maximizing the benefits that they deserve under the law.   President Aquino has signed into law a bill authored by Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez granting persons with disabilities (PWDs) … Continue reading Aquino signs into law Romualdez’s PWD bill

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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

Blind singer tops talent competition for PWDs

Source: The Philippine Star By John Unson   Maguindanao, Philippines - The long-time wish of blind singer El-John Aliman to own an organ keyboard with speakers happened Wednesday when he topped in a singing contest for persons with disabilities (PWDs).   “I wish to thank Allah for this answered prayer,” Aliman told reporters after receiving P50,000 … Continue reading Blind singer tops talent competition for PWDs

PWD bill up for PNoy’s approval

Source: The Standard Mobile by Maricel Cruz   After two and a half months since it was ratified, the House of Representatives finally transmitted to Malacañang Wednesday for President Benigno Aquino III’s signature the “malasakit” (compassionate) bill of senatorial candidate Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez exempting persons with disabilities from the payment of 12-percent value-added tax on … Continue reading PWD bill up for PNoy’s approval

Extra perks, privileges for PWDs pressed

Source: MB.Com.Ph by Charissa Luci   A House leader has filed a bill seeking to provide monthly stipend of R500 and mandatory Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) coverage to persons with disabilities (PWDs) on top of the privileges accorded to them under the law to help ensure their “rehabilitation, self-development and self-reliance.”   Iloilo City … Continue reading Extra perks, privileges for PWDs pressed

DOTC, LTFRB launch first PWD-friendly P2P bus

  Source: PhilStar.Com By Rosette Adel   MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC)  and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Thursday launched the first premium point-to-point (P2P) bus accessible for persons with disabilities (PWDs).   The LTFRB said the premium P2P low-decker bus was designed with ramp and … Continue reading DOTC, LTFRB launch first PWD-friendly P2P bus