Senior Citizens, PWDs, and Indigent Households: First Recipients of the National ID

It has been more than a year since we featured House Bill No. 5060 or the Philippine Identification System Act.  This is the bill that will require all Filipinos to be issued a national identification card that will serve as their main identification for all government transactions, claims, use of government-mandated benefits, and applying forContinue reading “Senior Citizens, PWDs, and Indigent Households: First Recipients of the National ID”

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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”

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?”

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”