All You Need to Know About the Benefits of Owning a PWD ID

A friend who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer was granted a PWD ID card. This allows him certain privileges in establishments and government agencies such as discounts on purchases, prioritized transactions and filing, and parking privileges. He said he truly appreciates the PWD ID card as it helps him move around and accomplishContinue reading “All You Need to Know About the Benefits of Owning a PWD ID”

Republic Act 10754: Understanding the Expanded Benefits and Privileges of the Pinoy PWD

Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), like our beloved Senior Citizens, are rightfully entitled to additional benefits and privileges such as discounts and VAT exemptions at pharmacies, groceries, and dining establishments.  They should also be given priority in public transportation and parking spaces, cashier lines, and access ways such as elevators and escalators. For everybody’s information, weContinue reading “Republic Act 10754: Understanding the Expanded Benefits and Privileges of the Pinoy PWD”

The Pinoy PWD: Up, Close, and Personal

“Kailangan bang naka upo sa wheelchair o naka saklay ang PWD bago siya i-consider na person with disability?  Kasi PWD ako pero ayaw akong bigyan ng discount sa parmasya dahil ayaw maniwalang PWD ako.” – Mila, an epileptic. Often when we see the acronym “PWD”, we think of a person who isn’t able to walkContinue reading “The Pinoy PWD: Up, Close, and Personal”

Philhealth for PWDs: Lifetime Membership?

Madz works as a call center agent in a multi-national company in Makati.  She delivers her job well, has an impeccable attendance record, and is an effective team player. Madz is also a Person with Disability (PWD); she lost her ability to walk after being stricken with polio at 3 years old.  She grew upContinue reading “Philhealth for PWDs: Lifetime Membership?”

Tax Exemption Para sa mga Pinoy PWD, Aprubado Na!

Ibinalita na ng Malacañang na ang mga Pinoy PWD (Persons With Disabilities) ay exempted na mula sa pagbabayad ng VAT o Value Added Tax.  Pinirmahan na ng Pangulo ang RA 10754 o ang batas na nag-uutos na ang mga PWD ay hindi na kailangang magbayad ng dagdag na 12% (VAT), gaya ng mga Senior Citizens.Continue reading “Tax Exemption Para sa mga Pinoy PWD, Aprubado Na!”

How To Get a PWD ID

The Philippines upholds and respects the Magna Carta of Disabled Persons. Through Republic Act 7277, Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) are granted the right to belong to our society and be given support to improve their well-being, promote self-development and self-reliance, and provide them the same opportunities as other people. If you are a PWD orContinue reading “How To Get a PWD ID”