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Pope Francis: Frailty is part of everybody’s life
Vatican News 03 December 2020
Pope Francis, in a message to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, highlights the importance of inclusion and active participation for those with disabilities. He also denounces the throwaway culture, which affects the most vulnerable.

The Video: Pope asks catechists to pay more attention to the formation of people with disabilities
Dec 3, 2020 ROME REPORTS in English

Women with disabilities: ‘Understand them’
March 29, 2021 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki

The sad plight of women with disabilities is more pronounced at this time of the pandemic caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said.

House panel OKs mandatory employment of more PWDs in gov’t, private firms
March 19, 2021 Ben Rosario

The House Committee on Persons with Disabilities (PWD) has approved in principle bills proposing to increase the number of PWDs mandated to be employed in government agencies and private firms.

‘More bridges to cross’ to ensure welfare of children with disabilities
December 5, 2020 Merlina Hernando-Malipot

While the passage of a “Inclusive Education” Bill on second reading is a “welcome development,” child rights advocates reminded the government—especially concerned agencies such as the Department of Education (DepEd)—that there is a long way to go before fully addressing the needs of children with disabilities (CWDs).

Continued access to health care for students with disabilities urged
August 6, 2020 Hannah Torregoza

With few more days to go before classes officially reopen, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said DepEd should work closely with local government units (LGUs) in making sure that medical professionals can reach the homes of these students to provide support services while health and safety protocols against COVID-19 are strictly observed.



Engage PWDs in access to Covid-19 information
Apr 5, 2020 ANC 24/7
Filipino Sign Language interpreters urging the Philippine government to engage persons with disabilities when it comes to access to Covid-19 information.


How is the coronavirus impacting people with disabilities?
Apr 20, 2020
Al Jazeera English
The coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives of people across the world, and the disabled community is one of the worst affected.
Some are not only fearful of contracting the virus but of how they'll be treated if they get sick. As the number of cases increases, and with it pressure on medical supplies and ventilators, many people with disabilities worry they could be on the losing side of a doctor's life-or-death decision.

Why the emergency subsidy program affects PWDs the hardest
Paula Bianca Lapuz June 03, 2020
'News reports [indicate] how PWDs suffered from their attempt to avail of the subsidy benefit, such as lining up despite excruciating pain for the entire day'

Forgotten priority: PWDs still waiting for cash aid from Duterte gov't
Rambo Talabong May 15, 2020
Months after the Duterte government launched its cash aid program, there are still persons with disabilities – the target priorities for the program – who have yet to receive a peso.
Aside from falling behind in mass testing, the Philippines has given assistance too little, too late to disenfranchised Filipinos under lockdown, even to those who need them the most – persons with disabilities.

Distance learning: A looming crisis for students with special needs
Bonz Magsambol June 09, 2020 - with Video

While distance learning for basic education students is a challenge, it's even more so for teachers figuring out how best to teach students with disabilities

More gov't programs for special education students, mobile schools urged
December 31, 2019

The Philippine Institute of Development Studies says lack of transportation, basic facilities, and infrastructure are major challenges in providing education to children with disabilities


Children With Special Needs
Feb 15, 2020 ABS-CBN News

"Failon Ngayon" talks about autism for better understanding, and the Philippine authorities’ capability to provide aid and support children with special needs.

We are more than our disabilities
Denden Bernabe July 31, 2019

A person with disability tackles inclusivity and a high-performing culture.
With all the access signs one could find – mandated, of course, in public places – one could be forgiven to think that all other opportunities, too, have truly been equalized for persons with disabilities (PWDs) or the so-called differently abled. And I mean beyond those fast lanes at fancy burger joints.




Working PWD
PWDs, tuloy ang trabaho sa gitna ng pandemya!
GMA Public Affairs
January 22, 2021 Sa kabila ng kanilang kapansanan, tuloy sa pagkayod ang mga PWD na ito sa lansangan kumita lang at makatulong sa kani-kanilang pamilya. Ayon sa batas, kinakailangang maglaan ng 1% na posisyon para sa mga PWD, mapa-gobyerno man o pribadong sektor. Panoorin ang video!


GMA Public Affairs
March 23, 2021: Saludo ang netizens sa kasipagan ng delivery rider na ito dahil sa kabila ng kanyang kapansanan, patuloy pa rin siya sa pagbabanat ng buto! Sa katunayan, isa pala siyang miyembro ng Philippine Para-Swimming team at nakauwi na rin ng mga medalya! Kilalanin siya sa video na ito.


PWD pedicab driver sa Cebu hinahangaan dahil sa pagsusumikap
Dec 22, 2019 ABS-CBN News

Pero dahil sa kagustuhang maitaguyod ang pamilya, patuloy siyang kumakayod sa pamamasada

I've Got An Opinion: PWDs deserve respect – even if they don't look disabled
July 01, 2020

Many persons with disabilities don’t physically look disabled. Sometimes, that makes it even harder for them to get the help they need.

Rejection is the norm for PWDs, especially in the job market
Billious Boquila December 06, 2019

'Over and over I’d hear lines of rejection from one employer after another. I was rejected not once, not twice, but more than 30 times!'

Manila requires fast food restaurants to hire seniors, PWDs
March 07, 2020
Under the ordinance, senior citizens, differently-abled persons, and PWDs 'will not be assigned tasks that are hazardous to their health or beyond their physical limitations or capabilities'

Vincent Mendoza, 22, PWD college student
with Video

No one and nothing can bring down a person who was born with a disability and managed to survive it.
This is the mindset of Vincent Mendoza, a 22-year-old Industrial Technology student from Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu, who was born without legs.
Mendoza, in a phone interview with CDN Digital, said his disability made it tough for him to to do some basic tasks of moving, like getting up from bed, traveling, and carrying heavy items.
But what really challenged him most was being bullied.

PWDs appeal to COMELEC for ‘barrier-free’ elections
Sofia Virtudes March 28, 2019

Disability sector representatives assert there's more that can be done to make the elections accessible to people with disabilities

How elections are made accessible to PWDs and senior citizens
Janella Paris April 23, 2019

The law may be in place, but much more should be done to make elections accessible to all

PWDs may soon receive mandatory PhilHealth coverage
by Mara Cepeda October 08, 2018

The House of Representatives approves its version of the bill on October 8, while the Senate already gave its nod to the measure in July

VAT exemptions, discounts for PWDs
Mon Abrea September 20, 2019

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the discounts available to persons with disabilities and which items are exempt from value-added tax


Benefits and privileges for persons with disabilities
Dec 15, 2018

"Pareng Partners" presents the benefits and privileges for persons with disabilities in the Philippines.


Climbing 'Mount EDSA' February 02, 2019
One pedestrian footbridge that gained notoriety online would be the Kamuning footbridge, dubbed by some as "Mount EDSA" and "Stairway to Heaven." It is acutely elevated, higher than the average footbridge to accommodate the MRT-3 trains that ply EDSA on a daily basis.
In a CNN Philippines interview, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority defended the construction of the footbridge, which was criticized for its potential risks and lack of consideration for senior citizens and persons with disability. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia admitted that it wasn't designed for everyone – "only for the healthy."

in the album: Trisikad - Tricycle and Electric Tricycle - Pedicab

Tricycle na puwedeng imaneho ng PWD
GMA Public Affairs Oct 2, 2019

Mahirap bumiyahe para sa isang PWD. Pero dahil sa tricycle na ito, baka kaya pa niyang magmaneho! Silipin ang tricycle na ito na layuning pagaanin ang buhay ng mga PWD!

CHR investigating 'appalling, unacceptable' mockery of deaf people on video
by Jodesz Gavilan September 19, 2018

The investigation follows a complaint against Mocha Uson and Drew Olivar from the Philippine Federation of the Deaf

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Mocha Uson at Drew Oliver ginawang katatawanan ang mga SIGN LANGUAGE ng mga PWD

MOCHA USON, DREW OLIVAR, Nag-Public Apology sa Deaf-Mute Community

Mocha Uson, blogger inireklamo dahil sa sign language video

Deaf employee reacts to Mocha Uson and Drew Olivar’s lewd sign language video

Advocates for the deaf file rap vs Mocha, blogger for ‘mocking' sign language


Malacañang won't object if Ombudsman dismisses Mocha Uson
by Pia Ranada September 20, 2018 - with Video
But asked if President Rodrigo Duterte himself will fire the communications assistant secretary even before the Ombudsman's decision, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says, 'As of now, no'

Apology not enough: Group for deaf wants Ombudsman to punish Mocha Uson
by Lian Buan September 20, 2018
'This will be an example for others,' says Carol Dagani, president of the Philippine Federation of the Deaf

Nancy Binay to Mocha Uson: It's a crime to make fun of PWDs
Camille Elemia September 17, 2018
The senator calls out the government's communications official for 'mocking the people she serves'

Duterte signs executive order increasing disabled workers' pensions
Aika Rey May 10, 2018

Executive Order 54 provides a P1,150 across-the-board increase for all permanent disability pensioners in the private sector, as well as qualified beneficiaries in the public sector.

Empowering seniors in disaster risk reduction and management
Gaby Baizas
July 16, 2018

Program proves senior citizens deserve bigger roles in preparing for disasters

All-weather, PWD-friendly evacuation center to rise in Capiz
November 23, 2017

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is constructing a P34 million regional evacuation center in Western Visayas.
The Region 6 evacuation center will have a 2-storey accommodation building complete with a prayer room, communication area, and a storage room convertible to play area in compliance to the Republic Act 10821 or the “Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act.”

Our Ausome Anton: A mother’s journey with her son on the autism spectrum
Nonie Tobias-Azores June 18, 2019

'Our Anton was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I remember crying, but not a lot. From denial, I went straight to acceptance,' says Nonie Tobias-Azores

To the moon and beyond: Life as a teacher of children with autism
Jolo Lagman June 18, 2019
'It took years of tears, readings, and failures for me to understand that all that these children need is our genuine, unconditional love,' says teacher Jolo Lagman

LOOK: A beautiful garden art café employs people with special needs
Rhea Claire Madarang May 19, 2019

Next time you're out of town, chill at Julyan's Coffee Spot, an autism awareness café near Crystal Beach, Zambales

What makes the café extra special is that it employs people with special needs and disabilities, or differently abled people.

Sunflower farm in Quezon plants seeds of hope for PWDs
Bonz Magsambol March 19, 2018

’We need to change the mindset that PWDs are limited and that they can’t do anything,’ says PWD advocate Rhodora Fresnedi

Free medicines for poor families available in 6 hospitals
by Patty Pasion March 24, 2017

The DSWD's Libreng Gamot Para sa Masa program receives P1 billion from President Rodrigo Duterte's social fund.

Law banning expiration dates on gift certificates eyed by Christmas
Camille Elemia October 10, 2017

Under the proposed measure, senior citizens and persons with disabilities will continue to enjoy discounts on purchases, as provided by the law, using GCs.


Rare Diseases Act of the Philippines
Addressing the needs of persons with rare disease

Here's how you can apply for a PWD ID
December 02, 2016

Before they can avail of their benefits and privileges, PWDs must first get an identification card from their local city or municipal social welfare offices

From clubfoot to miracle feet: NGO network offers free rehabilitation
Frank Cimatu September 07, 2019

Clubfoot, a birth defect which causes one or both feet to turn inwards or outwards, is not that rare. It reportedly affects one in every 800 children worldwide.

In Quezon City, ‘bamboo houses’ shelter children with disabilities
by Patty Pasion November 01, 2017

Families of young PWDs are prioritized in this project because they are in most need of a decent house

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‘Bamboo houses’ shelter poor children with disabilities
Nov 1, 2017
The Vincentian Foundation teamed up with non-profit organization Base Bahay to build transitional houses for poor families. Families with a child with disability were prioritized in the program because of their urgent need for decent housing. The houses were made using a cement-bamboo frame technology that is more environment-friendly.

Hope for Kids
May 07, 2017 By Reuel John F. Lumawag

Tebow Cure Hospital in Davao City
for children who are in need of medical treatment for orthopedic problems. The hospital specializes in orthopedics providing treatment for clubfoot, bowed legs, spinal conditions and other bone deformities (including those affecting arms and hands).
In 2017, the hospital helped around a thousand children coming not only from Davao City but also in Mindanao and other parts of the country. In a week, they cater to around 12 to 20 children. Most of the patients are being referred to them by their partner non-government organizations (NGOs).

Online jobs eyed as perfect opportunities for PWDs
by Patty Pasion July 17, 2017

The National Council on Disability Affairs trains persons with disabilities to make them qualified for job opportunities online.

Para athletes' special needs top of mind in New Clark City
by Delfin Dioquino January 18, 2019 - with Video

Rooms tailor-made for persons with disabilities will be built in the Athletes' Village for the 10th ASEAN Para Games


Ilang PWD athletes, bida sa dragonboat team ng Pilipinas!
Nov 13, 2019 GMA Public Affairs

Aired (November 12, 2019): Ang Philippine Paradragon Elite Team ang kauna-unahang itinanghal na Paradragon World Champion. Pero alam n’yo ba na binubuo sila ng mga miyembrong PWD?

Look also the article: PWD ATHLETES


Baler surfer breaks barriers despite disability
May 07, 2017

Harry Marzan manages to paddle, balance, and gracefully catch the waves despite not having a left arm.

Breaking waves: PWD rules skimboarding in Surf in the City
David Lozada December 19, 2019
Despite having speech and movement difficulties, Jesus Lawrence Quitorio shows he is beyond his disability


Ang Puso ng Isang Ina
ABS-CBN News May 11, 2019

“Mission Possible” sees how single mother Michelle Ambrosio hurdles through life’s challenges despite suffering from dwarfism due to achondroplasia. The program also consults Dr. Juanito Javier about Michelle’s condition. Michelle says she only accepted her condition after giving birth to her daughter and recalls how her health suffered due to pregnancy. Later, STI College gives Michelle’s daughter a four-year scholarship grant, while, DSWD Region IV-A, and the Santa Rosa City LGU provide livelihood packages to Michelle.


Paa't Kamay ni Cyrill
ABS-CBN News Jun 7, 2019

"Mission Possible" introduces Norlinda Evangelista, the mother of 10-year-old Cyrill Sausero Jr., who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Evangelista talks about her daily struggles and how hard it is to get her kids to school each day. She also shares her hope and dreams for her son. The program then helps Cyrill get back to physical therapy at the Ospital ng Muntinlupa. Evangelista’s family later receives gifts from the program and the rotary clubs of Pasay City.


Dwarf couple proves true love exists
Feb 13, 2017

For two decades now, Aling Josie Matias and Mang Boy Matias raise their three children with love despite of the condition of dwarfism.

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Embracing humanity: 'Yakap,' the documentary on children with special needs
by Rome Jorge September 18, 2016
Without a doubt children with special needs or disabilities and their families are a worthy subject for a film. Yet even without these in consideration – and solely by its artistic merits – the documentary film 'Yakap' is worth watching.
Dare to hire me now

Job matching site promotes employment for PWDs
July 26, 2016

There's a PWD-centric website to promote their skills, capabilities, and work preferences in order to find gainful employment

Project Inclusion videos call on companies to embrace Persons with Disability
May 31, 2017

Is disability a hindrance in the workplace? Or is it what pushes some people to excel?


‘Sa Kanlungan ng Musika’
January 21, 2017
‘Sa Kanlungan ng Musika’ features ‘the usage of music as therapy for people with disabilities.’
Sa Handicapped Center Lourdes sa Caritas Manila, may isang kwarto o silid-aralan para sa mga pasyeteng may multiple disabilities o yung pagkakaroon ng mental at pisikal na kapansanan. Dahil sa kanilang karamdaman mas kinakailangan nila ng mas matiyaga at masmatinding pagtuturo upang sila ay matuto.
Kilalanin si teacher Celeste Sanchez, na sa kanyang edad na 82 years old ay matiyagang tinuturuan sa pamamagitan ng musika ang mga pasyenteng may kapansanan.

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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Training Guide

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Human rights of persons with disabilities
Persons with disabilities face discrimination and barriers that restrict them from participating in society on an equal basis with others every day. They are denied their rights to be included in the general school system, to be employed, to live independently in the community, to move freely, to vote, to participate in sport and cultural activities, to enjoy social protection, to access justice, to choose medical treatment and to enter freely into legal commitments such as buying and selling property.

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The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA)

(formerly National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons or NCWDP) is the national government agency mandated to formulate policies and coordinate the activities of all agencies, whether public or private, concerning disability issues and concerns

The Videos

Defy normal - NCDA

Tour of the National Council on Disability Affairs Building


Magna Carta for Disabled Persons

Republic Act No. 7277

RA 9442 An Act Amending Republic Act No. 7277, also known as the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons and for Other Purposes

Section 32 of Republic Act No. 7277, as amended, the “Magna Carta for Persons with Disability”, is hereby further amended.


RA 10070 An Act Establishing an Institutional Mechanism to Ensure the Implementation of Programs and Services for Persons with Disabilities in Every Province, City And Municipality, Amending RA No. 7277

RA 10524 An Act Expanding the Positions Reserved for Persons with Disability, Amending for the Purpose of RA 7277.

The Videos

Republic Act 7277 - RA 10754"Magna Carta for Disabled Persons" with:

A documentary about the law for our disabled persons (a school project)

What happened to law for PWDs?
Persons with disabilities lament how difficult it is to go to and from establishments on a wheelchair. This report tells us what happened to the law on accessibility for PWDs. - ANC, The World Tonight, June 24, 2015

Report establishments that do not comply with VAT exemptions for PWDs
Starting today, a new law exempts persons with disabilities or PWDs from paying value added tax. But as this report tells us, some establishments are still unaware of the new law. - ANC, The World Tonight, December 23, 2016

House panel okays bills aiding persons with disabilities
January 21, 2021 Ben Rosario

The House Special Committee on Persons with Disabilities approved Thursday bills proposing to further ensure accessibility of persons with disabilities, including one that requires public utility vehicles to be “PWD-friendly” and safe.

RA 10754: The Expanded Privileges For PWDs And The Benefits It Provides.
RA 10754 IRR grants persons with disability at least 20% discount and exemption from VAT

More privileges for PWDs with expanded rules
January 2, 2017, by Ellalyn De Vera
Persons with disabilities (PWDs) should be aware of additional benefits and privileges already available to them under Republic Act (RA) 10754.

Know Your Rights: A List of PWD Benefits in the Philippines
Did you know your child's PWD ID means he's entitled to medical discounts and VAT exemption, among others?
by Jillianne E. Castillo . Jan 24, 2017

Discounts, VAT exemptions now available to PWDs
by Patty Pasion December 01, 2016
Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo signs the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 10754, An Act Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons with Disability.
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5250 as amended by RA No. 6067


The term "special and exceptional children" shall include the mentally retarded, the crippled, the deaf and hard of hearing, the speech handicapped, the socially and emotionally disturbed and the gifted.

Hard truths about disasters and women with disabilities
Fritzie Rodriguez Jul 15, 2015

Women with disabilities prove that discrimination exists in multiple layers, cutting across class, reproductive health, and disaster response

PWD-friendly buses launched
February 18, 2016 by Official Gazette
The continuing modernization of the country’s public transport system reached another milestone today with the launch of new buses for the point-to-point (P2P) bus service. These new buses have: free onboard WiFi, global positioning system, CCTV, and the tap-and-go payment system, as well as a retractable boarding and alighting ramp making them accessible to persons with disability.

Presidential Decree No. 603 Child & Youth welfare code

Look also HERE


ENABLED - Advancing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) Sub-Committee on Children With Dissabilites shares this video produced by the Ateneo Human Rights Center in partnership with the Philippine Coalition on the UNCRPD and the American Bar Association-Rule of Law Initiative, with funding support from the Australian Government. Mar 24, 2015

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PhilHealth - Philippine Health Insurance Corporation


Launching of the New PhilHealth Transaction Card and Mobility, Orthosis, Rehabilitation, Prosthesis Help (Z MORPH) Benefit Package 10/31/2013

The Z-Morph Prosthesis Package will provide P15,000 worth of benefits to qualified PhilHealth members or dependents in need of lower limb prosthesis, a device replacing a missing part of one's body.

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Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns - BWSC

Department of Labor and Employment

The Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns - BWSC is the recognized government agency that champions the development and protection primarily of disadvantaged workers, by contributing to their decent and productive employment


Commission on Elections, COMELEC

COMELEC Instructional Video on PWD (People With Disabilities) Voter Registration, with FSL, Filipino Sign Language translation

Where to register as an Overseas Absentee Voter

Comelec Hymn

Senior Citizen Benefits and Person With Disability Privileges in the Philippines

Look the Benefits and Privileges as pdf HERE

Department of Social Welfare and Development - DSWD

Persons with disabilities may now avail of free legal assistance

September 28, 2012 press release.

What is a PWD Card?

How to Apply for PWD ID Card & List of Provinces and Cities Issuing PWD IDs

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Department of the Interior and Local Government - DILG

DILG "targeted to blind users"

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Republic Act No. 9245

Philippine Ear Research Institute Act of 2003

Philippine Initiatives and Challenges in Enhancing

ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

Presented by Miguel Antonio P. Limon, National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA)

ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

By Dandy C. Victa and Leovigilda G. Oasin



Foundation for International Training and Regional and Sustainable Development Department

Handicapped Center Lourdes
loves the various handicapped and teaches them values and skills.
As a community, we want to bring to the multiple handicapped
skills and talents and providing them with care;
An opportunity to have a minimum standard of living through providing them with basic needs, such as water, food, shelter and clothing;
A caring family that would make them feel loved and accepted; and
An appropriate education that would help them realize their own talents and skills
Fully Abled Nation

The Asia Foundation (the Foundation), with support from the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), is implementing a three-year program to increase participation of PWDs (People With Disabilities) in the 2013 Philippine midterm elections.

The Videos:

Fully Abled Nation AVP (Tagalog version with Filipino Sign Language Inset)

Fully Abled Nation AVP (Tagalog version with English Sign Language Inset)

Fully Abled Nation AVP (English version with Filipino Sign Language Inset)

Fully Abled Nation AVP (English version with English Sign Language Inset)

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Monitoring the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Introduction to Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) & Disability Issues

by/EDWARD TAN ELLO Social Mobilization Officer

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Poverty Reduction Poverty Reduction for the Disabled in Philippines
REHAB Sources REHAB Sources - Philippines

Education authorities - Inclusive education - Special education, SPED - Etc.

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Inclusiveness, education major concerns for deaf community
Bea Orante September 30, 2015

The value of the new Sustainable Development Goals for the deaf community and other persons with special needs lie in its promotion of inclusivity and integration.

Disability Rights in the Philippines with a focus on education

Presentation by: Carolyn, Ryan, Holly, Chantel, & Erika

Look as pdf HERE or as Video


Learning Disabilities and ADHD Special Education

Sep 16, 2012 SpecialEducationPhil

by/Dr. Teresita G. Inciong
Assistant Secretary, Department of Education
Special Education Philippines

Classroom without borders


In Carmona, PWDs are guided with love and care
Feb 13, 2017

Differently-abled persons in Carmona, Cavite are encouraged to join the community through several intervention programs. Students in special education are trained with technical-vocational skills for future employment.

Persons with disabilities are also employed in the local government center.

A second home: SPED teacher beats odds to push for inclusivity
Kaye Sucgang October 05, 2019

'The work isn’t easy, but the rewards for doing a good job, of making a difference in a child’s life are beyond measure,' says Remy Bruno, a teacher at San Fernando City Special Education Integrated School


Children with disability are just like any other kids
Nov 22, 2017

Children with disability are just like any other child. Empower through education, break stereotypes!
Support inclusive education, change lives. Donate today


Challenges of inclusive education
February 07, 2017

Rappler talks to Jerome Zayas and Sarah Jane dela Rosa, inclusive education advocates.
Inclusive education is when children, with or without disabilities, take classes together. But how far has the Philippine education system advanced in promoting – and practicing – inclusive education?
Zayas is the founder of the Inclusive Development and Empowerment Agenda (IDEA), and is currently working on a research project on disability inclusive disaster risk reduction.
Dela Rosa is a 22-year old student of Doña Juana Elementary School in Holy Spirit, Quezon City. She has cerebral palsy and is fully included in a regular class.

Watch them tell their stories

Organizations - general

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An album "Etc. Organizations working in the Philippines"
Philippine Sports Association for the Differently Abled - National Paralympic Committee of the Philippines (PhilSPADA-NPC Philippines)
Autism Society Philippines - ASP

The Video: Step by Step

Autism Philippines Online


Independent Living Learning Center - ILLC

The Independent Living Learning Centre caters to the needs of children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental conditions. The aim has been to promote the students' optimum quality of life and by maximizing their learning potential. ILLC hopes to prepare them for independent living and self-sufficiency in the domains for self care, work and recreation through contemporary and functional approaches in special education.

The Video

"Independent Living" in Cebu

A film by Ella Clarke about a NGO "Independent Living" in Cebu. The film describes how IL assit severely disabled people to live independently.


The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF)

is a non profit, non stock organization dedicated to serving the less fortunate people of the Kapampangan region in the Philippines through its Health, Education and Livelihood for Pampanga (HELP), and other charitable projects.

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Development Organizations"

Look the full description of the videos HERE

Look more on the about KDF HERE and HERE

Tahanang Walang Hagdanan, Inc. - TWH

is a non-stock, non-profit and non-government organization that aims to uplift the lives of the Orthopedically handicapped persons. It was founded by Sr. Valeriana Baerts, ICM. a Belgian nun who was assigned as a volunteer nurse here in the Philippines. The center is located in Cainta Rizal which is about 15 kms. East Manila. It has five workshops, six Dormitories for trainees who came from far provinces. It is a rehabilitation and skills training center with sheltered workshops where the people with disabilities are trained to be productive and self-reliant member of the society.

The Videos

Cottolengo Filipino

Cottolengo Filipino is a non-stock, non-profit religious and non-government organization licensed and accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). It is owned and managed by the Sons of Divine Providence Congregation founded by Saint Luigi Orione, an apostle of charity and father of the poor. Its aim is to serve the most poor, abandoned, neglected, surrendered persons with disabilities.

The Video and the full description of the video



Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders - PSOD - Everyone has a right to life

Filipino patients born with rare disorders (diseases) are “orphaned” by society.

The Videos

Gift of Hope for Rare People

This is a story of persons with rare disorders. Parents narrate what they go through in their day-to-day lives and how benefactors have helped improve their quality of life. Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders (PSOD) would like to thank the Rotary Foundation, Rotary Club of Makati San Lorenzo, Rotary Club of Makati North, Genzyme (a Sanofi company) and MeadJohnson for their continued support. This video also aims to create awareness for the plight of children with rare disorders.

Rare Disorders without Borders

Phil. Society for Orphan Disorders (PSOD) enjoins you to be part of the Global Genes Project's Wear That You Care Campaign - a campaign that encourages you to wear the Blue Denims Genes Ribbon and your favorite pair of jeans to recognize Rare Disease Day and support the millions fighting for rare and genetic diseases. Feb 22, 2013

Remark this is an album in the album "Health- & aid- organizations - etc." in the album "Hospitals, Health institutions & organizations - etc."

ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc.

(formerly ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.) is the non-stock, non-profit socio-civic organization of the ABS-CBN Corporation that facilitates social programs and outreach to the public. Initially, the organization's primary responsibilities were to generate welfare funds by broadcasting the plight of those in need of assistance and ensuring the proper allocation and utilization of solicited help. Eventually, AFI restructured itself to compensate an all-around developmental approach as its mission to provide a better quality of life for every Filipino in general and every Filipino child in particular.


Toledo City's Special Children

Fund raising video for the benefit of Toledo City's Foundation for Special Children Inc. (TCFSCI), aired for some time over Toledo cable tv

Remark this an album in the album "Organizations working for children in the Philippines"


is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities. For over 30 years in the Philippines, CBM supports both government and non-government organisations that work in partnership with local government units, associations of disabled persons, and other local stakeholders to advocate for disability and the rights of disabled persons, and to facilitate delivery of disability services.

Leonard Cheshire International - Philippines

The Philippine Council of Cheshire Homes for the Disabled (PhilCOCHED) is the national non-profit and non-governmental organisation that promotes and protects the rights and welfare of persons with disabilities (PWDs).

Life Haven Inc.

"The Independent Living Movement of Persons with Disabilities "Independent Living is a philosophy and a movement of people with disabilities who work for self-determination, equal opportunities and self-respect.

Mabalacat Association of Persons with Disability

Programs, projects and activities of the Association of Persons with Disability of Mabalacat, Pampanga

The Liliane Foundation Philippines (LFP)

is under the Stitching Liliane Fonds of Netherlands. It aims at giving children and youngsters with disabilities, up to 25 years, in developing countries access to medical and social rehabilitation.

Christian Foundation for Persons with Disabilities, Inc. CFPDinc.

envisions a society where persons with disability fully participate and have access to available resources to reach their full potential.

The Official CFPD Video

The official Video of the Christian Foundation for Persons with Disabilities, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. Mar 15, 2014

Free Wheelchair Mission - FWM

FWM Distribution Report: Philippines

One World Institute (OWI) is a Northern California-based non -profit, public benefit corporation. OWI is registered as a charity organization with the Philippines' Securities and Exchange Commission for

Medical Assistance
Health Education
Charity Events

Education - Special Needs - Etc.

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Many universities - institutes in the Philippines have colleges for also these kinds of education

so look also HERE

Beyond lessons, special educators spread hope among SPED learners
Bong Santisteban and Raisa Serafica October 10, 2017 - with Video

Proving that there are no limits to learning, Hilarion Daen Jr. and Edna Blacer are teaching SPED students at Rawis Elementary School despite their own difficulties – Hilarion is hearing-impaired while Edna is nearly blind



This short video details gives an overview of the Inclusive Community Action Rehabilitation for Education - of children with disabilities (ICARE) - an initiative of the Philippine Council of Cheshire Homes (PhilCOCHED) - a member of the Leonard Cheshire International Global Alliance.


Dokumentaryo ni Sandra Aguinaldo - with English subtitles
Aug 11, 2016
Maingay, magulo, masaya, ito ang itsura ng isang SPED class o Special Education class sa Nabua Central Pilot School sa Camarines Sur. Ang mga estudyante dito ay may special learning needs tulad ng deaf-mute, may Down’s Syndrome at ang iba naman may kapansanan pero hindi pa napapasuri sa isang doktor or espesiyalista. Kilalanin din ang mga SPED teachers na may pambihirang dedikasyon na magturo sa mga batang may special needs.
Development of Welfare

Education For Children with Mental Retardation

The Development of Welfare and Education For Children with Mental Retardation
Towards Inclusion: The Philippine Experience
Dr. Teresita G. Inciong
Director IV, Bureau of Elementary Education, Department of Education, Philippines
Schools - Accommodating Individuals with Special Needs Schools - Accommodating Individuals with Special Needs because of e.g. Autism - ADHD etc.: Regular Metro Manila
Bureau of Alternative Learning System
Wordlab School

learning environment for persons with or without learning disabilities.

Dyslexia - etc.

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a reading disability is evident especially when a person is reading. When the person reads orally, it is usually not fluent and smooth, reading is choppy. Sometimes words are read in the wrong order. When reading, the person usually loses place on the page, may skip lines or may repeat lines that have already been read.



a website for filipinos who are dyslexic and based in Manila. The website's mission is to encourage and motivate dyslexics to speak out, kill the norm and to be treated as same. Aug 14, 2013

Philippine Dyslexia Foundation

#28 7th Street, New Manila, Quezon City

Dyslexia a Learning Disability of Students with Difficulties in Reading

Internet - tablet, telephone - etc. for the deaf and blind - etc.

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Philippine Web Accessibility Group

Web accessibility initiatives in the Philippines


in the album Internet & Mobile Phone systems & "Languages

BLITAB is a tablet-style device for blind people and for those who suffer from impaired vision. It is like an electronic book, which instead of using a screen for visualizing the text, uses small physical bubbles.
They rise out of the surface of the device on demand, composing text in Braille Alphabet. Blind users can feel and read the Braille message, but also input text, maps and graphics, such as geometric figures, in order to serve as an educational tool for blind people.

in the album Internet & Mobile Phone systems & "Languages

SMS for the Blind

Philippines students develope a program allowing the visually impaired to read text messages.

Thanks to a new invention by university students in the Philippines, blind people may be able to use mobile phones with much more ease. Engineering students created a mobile phone for the visually impaired by putting a braille pad on the console to help them read and send text messages. One of the country's largest mobile phone networks is now looking into developing and distributing the braille units at an affordable price.

Look the full description of the videos about the four electronics and engineering graduates of De La Salle University (DLSU) and their work

Download the APP: "right click - select save as"  

SMS for those both deaf and blind

PocketSMS is a free app for Android phones, which could be used by people who are deaf and blind to read SMS and send a reply via SMS. The application communicates by converting the message into vibrations using the Morse Code for reading the SMS and allows users to use any installed keyboard, such as Graffiti, to respond. Before this, the deaf-blind could only electronically communicate using refreshable Braille devices costing thousands of dollars.

The Manual

The Videos

SMS for those both deaf and blind

Downloading and Installing PocketSMS

Android input for the Deaf-Blind Graffiti

Remark this is an album in the album "Internet & Mobile Phone systems, Laws & "Languages" - Etc."


Android based apps that can be used to improve the lives of the visually impaired

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Remark this is an album in the album "Internet & Mobile Phone systems & "Languages"

Big Font (change font size) - Mobile application (App)

Does the default system font look too small or too large? Do you want to globally change text size? This app allows you to scale system font size from 50% (smaller) to 300% (bigger).

Magnify - Mobile application (App)

Turn your Android phone into a digital magnifying glass with built-in flashlight. It's great for when you need to read tiny print and for when you just can't be bothered to put on your glasses or contacts. You can even use it at restaurants, movie theaters, or anywhere else with low light.

The new Universal Phone fashioned for blind and sighted people

Yanko Design reveals a new phone called the Universal Phone designed by Seunghan Song that claims to have been modeled for both blind as well as sighted individuals.

Look also HERE

For tourists Etc.: Places to stay, Guides, etc.

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IDEA Pension House / Hotel and Garden Café Jagna, Bohol.

More than 2/3rds of the employees are Deaf (hearing impaired). This pension house and restaurant are owned by the International Deaf Education Association, Philippines.

Income from its operation are used to help pay for the education of around 300 deaf children on Bohol.


in the album For and about Deaf

The Deaf Tour Guides
Tourism Philippines Sep 29, 2019

Jamie Aquino believes that the beautiful culture of the Philippines should be accessible to all, particularly to her Deaf community. At that, the Deafinite Tour Guiding Services President masterfully uses sign language to help people like her learn more about the rich history of Intramuros. In this video, Jamie explains how a Department of Tourism initiative has helped build her vision of a more inclusive tourism industry.


Deaf and mute friendly cafe, bisitahin
Jan 21, 2020 ABS-CBN News

Adbokasiya ng isang deaf and mute mula sa Rosario, La Union ang pagtulong sa kapwa PWD sa pamamagiitan ng kanyang negosyo

Deaf and Dumb

"Deaf and dumb" (or even just "dumb", when applied to deaf people, who do not speak) is an archaic term that is considered offensive.
Many Deaf people do not use a spoken language, thus they are technically "mute". The word "dumb" has at least an archaic meaning that means "mute". Of course, the word "dumb" also has another more common meaning now that implies stupidity, which is certainly not applicable to most Deaf people.

Given the long history of deafness, and the fact that Deaf people have been incorrectly assumed to be mentally deficient just because they do not speak, you can imagine that most Deaf people do not appreciate being called "Deaf and Dumb".

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Deaf - education - Etc.

Look also above

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Deaf education in the Philippines

The old main-page HERE and the NEW main page HERE

New law orders gov't, schools, media to use Filipino Sign Language
by Pia Ranada November 16, 2018

Republic Act 11106 declares Filipino Sign Language as the national sign language of the deaf and the official sign language of government in all transactions involving the deaf

RA 11106 , signed by Duterte on October 30, orders all government agencies, government corporations, and local government units to use FSL to communicate with the deaf for transactions and other services.

Analysis of Deaf Culture An Analysis of Deaf Culture in the Philippines
MARCH 2014

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by Courtney Bliss
December 2017

Seeing the good in me: My achievements as a deaf man
Mark Aljon Alvarez December 04, 2019

When I was a child, I enjoyed listening to beautiful melodies – I loved this so very much. So when I became deaf at 8 years old, I didn't want to accept it. It was difficult.

What it's like to live with hearing loss
Nepsy Ucag December 03, 2019

We don’t want to be laughed at just because we misheard a conversation. You give us respect, and respect will be earned.


What the Deaf want the hearing to know Sep 25, 2019

Report: Niña Guno, Ryan Arcadio
Videography and editing: Ryan Arcadio


Life lessons the hearing can learn from the Deaf Sep 26, 2019
Communicating in a different way allows members of the Deaf community to observe instances that some hearing people overlook. When asked to share some of these insights, topics such as sensitivity, respect and self-expression were touched on.


Deaf personalities everyone should know Sep 24, 2019
We asked Deaf persons about people whom they admire and inspire them. They shared a variety of personalities ranging from a college professor to an American model, all of whom have made themselves seen and heard with regard to the representation of Deaf people.


Oct 23, 2019 ABS-CBN News

The video tells the story of 21-year-old Jasmin Ariola, a deaf vlogger usually spotted rummaging through an assortment of clothes on display at various ‘ukay-ukay’ in Olongapo City. Jasmin's mother, Prescilla, recalls the harsh and malicious comments often thrown at her and her family for having three deaf children.


Deaf pyrographist artist Richard Noriega
Deaf artist, nagpursige upang makaraos sa buhay!
GMA Public Affairs September 27, 2019

Sa halip na magmukmok, nagsumikap ang isang deaf artist Richard Noriega upang maitaguyod ang kanyang buhay! Ngayon, mayroon na siyang sariling kabuhayan bilang isang... pyrographist? Kilalanin siya sa nakakaantig na kuwentong ito!

The Philippine School for the Deaf

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

(DLS-CSB, or simply Benilde)

a private Catholic college located in the Malate district of Manila, Philippines.

Look also HERE

Philippine Institute for the Deaf (PID)

is a private school run by the Sergia G. Esguerra Memorial Foundation (SEMFI) . The Philippine Institute for the Deaf helps children with hearing impairment or are hard of hearing learn to speak and listen. These children come from families who are financially-challenged to shoulder the expenses incurred in enrolling to school with facilities that will help them achieve skills to be able to communicate properly.


Philippine Institute for the Deaf (PID)

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Look more on the above link

Bohol Deaf Academy - BDA

IDEA - International Deaf Education Association

A Deaf community documentary about a community of deaf people in the island of Bohol e.g.

Bohol Deaf Academy - IDEA Pension House - Hotel and Garden Café Jagna.

'AMANG' means mute

Remark this is a album in the album Deaf

The video HERE

The Gualandi Volunteer Service Programme, Inc. (GVSP)

Hearing impaired

Look as pdf HERE or as Video

Look MUCH more about Gualandi Mission for the Deaf HERE and HERE

CAP College

The CAP College School for the Deaf (CAP SFD) is the first college for the Deaf in Manila and one of the first post-secondary training programs for the Deaf in the Philippines.

Look also HERE

2013-07-23 Official link is missing. If you know an official link, please SEND a Mail


is a cultural dance group composed of talented Deaf artists who have proven that “artistic expression knows no disability”. Though unable to communicate with sound, the members are very creative and imaginative, conveying messages through dance, dramatic arts and mime.

The ITSF may be reach c/o the Philippines Federation of the Deaf, Inc.

Higher Education for Deaf Students The State of Higher Education for Deaf Students in the Philippines

Rose Marie Salazar-Clemena

Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf College of Technology, Inc

look also HERE

Filipino Sign Language - FSL - Social media

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Senate passes bill promoting Filipino sign language
by Sofia Tomacruz August 28, 2018

Senate Bill 1455 aims to establish FSL as the official language of the deaf community to 'promote their identity, expression, and communication'

How the deaf use social media for their advocacies
Princess Tadeo September 08, 2017 - with video

The deaf community relies on social media platforms that allow for visual communication, and use these to push for advocacies, such as the passage of the Filipino Sign Language bill.

Perils of being a sign language interpreter in the PH
by/John Paul Ecarma Maunes Jul 10, 2015

Sign language interpreting is a back-breaking job, but is also one of the most noble professions in the world. Without interpreters, deaf persons would be disenfranchised.

How Pope Francis spoke to the deaf
David Lozada Jan 25

Sign language interpreters for the deaf played a crucial role in telling the world of Pope Francis' message for the young, the old, and those with disabilities

Filipino Sign Language


Filipino Sign Language - FSL

Remark these are albums in the album Filipino Sign Language - FSL

Learning Filipino Sign Language
Aug 16, 2020 ANC 24/7
Looking to upskill with the extra time that you have? Why not promote inclusivity and learn the basics of Filipino Sign Language?


What we ought to know about Filipino Sign Language Sep 23, 2019

On the International Day of Sign Languages, Sept. 23, we celebrate the Philippines’ national sign language, Filipino Sign Language (FSL).
Documentation of FSL dates back to 1604 in Leyte. Through the centuries, FSL has had outside influences, such as from American Sign Language (ASL). Nonetheless, it is a unique language that emerged from the Filipino Deaf community and is an integral part of its identity.


What Filipino Sign Language is NOT.....

Brief explanation of what FILIPINO SIGN LANGUAGE (FSL) is NOT as explained by MCCID students' Moises Libot and Regina Grace Buenaventura. MCCID has been a strong advocate on the encouragement and use of FSL in classrooms and in communicating with the community.


Defy the Barrier


Filipino Sign Language

Remark 6 videos with different subject in this sub-album


Philippines Anthem (Filipino Sign Language)

Lupang Hinirang

is the national anthem of the Philippines. Its music was composed in 1898 by Julian Felipe, with lyrics in Spanish adapted from the poem Filipinas, written by José Palma in 1899.

Look more about the anthem HERE


Love Language


Teach Me How to Sign


Learn basic phrases in Filipino Sign Language
INQUIRER Sep 23, 2019
Break the ice with a Deaf friend with these basic phrases in Filipino Sign Language (FSL)! Besides signing, making facial expressions is an important part of FSL as the Deaf encourage expressing one’s self. FSL is a visual language rooted in Filipino culture and can be used by the Deaf and hearing alike to communicate with one another.


Filipino sign language - FSL in the Church

Our Father (Ama Namin) in Filipino sign language - FSL

Ama Namin, Tagalog version of Our Father in sign language, taken during a sunday mass in Quezon City


Warrior is a Child in Filipino Sign Language

Famous prayer song "Warrior is a Child" sung by Gary Valenciano in Filipino Sign Language by Ervin Reyes of MCCID

Remark these are albums in the album Prayers in FSL

Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf College of Technology, Inc

Download: MCCID Filipino Sign Language Font (mccidfsl.ttf)

Information for Deaf's preparedness to protect themselves from disaster risks

Look MUCH more about this subject HERE

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Remark these are albums in the album Personal & Family Disaster Preparedness Plans

PHIVOLCS launches new information materials for children and for the deaf

Look the full description of the video HERE


DEAF Inc.'s Preparedness Videos

Earthquake Preparedness - Flood Preparedness - Tornado Preparedness - Emergency Kit Preparedness

These videos have been made for USA, but valid for the whole world.

Deaf Organizations

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Filipino Deaf Women's Health and Crisis Center (FDWHCC)

was established in November 1999 and incorporated in 2001. The FDWHCC is a Deaf people's organization comprised of women.

Look also HERE

The Video

Remark this is an album in the album Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law and STOP Violence & Crisis Centers for abused Women & Children











International Deaf Education Association (IDEA) Philippines

IDEA is a non-profit foundation that is working to educate impoverished and neglected deaf children in the Philippines.

More than 400 deaf children are able to attend IDEA supported special education classes on the islands of Bohol and Leyte

Look also HERE

The Video

Look much more about the projects in the video and more about some projects


PFD, Philippine Federation of the Deaf

Look also HERE and HERE

The Video: Announcements

Hello everyone. A pleasant day to you all. I am Mackie Calbay, a volunteer worker and the Luzon representative for the Philippine Federation of the Deaf Youth Sector Board. I would like to inform you that Philippine Federation of the Deaf have announce the following events.

Look the full description of the video


Philippine Federation of the Deaf Youth Section

The Videos

The Philippine National Association of Sign Language Interpreters (PNASLI)

established on May 21, 2011, is a unifying national organization of sign language interpreters with members –both Deaf and hearing - from all over the Philippines aiming towards the professionalization of sign language interpreting in the country and ensuring that there is full access to the Deaf throughout the Philippines through quality interpreting.

 Philippine Association of Interpreters for Deaf Empowerment (PAIDE)

The mission is to provide quality and accurate sign language interpretation in all transactions involving deaf persons.
Empowering the Deaf, Empowering the Filipino Sign Language Interpreters



Cebu Association is a non-profit organization of Deaf people in Cebu was founded on 1991 through the effort of the Gualandi Mission for the Deaf and was duly recognized by Securities and Exchange Commission on 1997. The organization paved the way for a unified Deaf community, promotion of their rights and recognition of their group by the society.

Look also HERE


No. 5 Emerald Street, St. Michael Village, Banilad, Cebu City

the Video: The Gualandi Volunteer - Mission for the Deaf

a volunteering program of the Gualandi Mission for the Deaf whose purpose is to train and form volunteers and/or lay Missionaries so as to augment human resources for the delivery of the service to the Deaf Community.

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Deaf Children Abuse

Break the Silence Project - Documentary

Break the Silence network Project is a Deaf child sexual abuse prevention program by the Gualandi Volunteer Service Programme, Inc. (GVSP) to raise awareness to the public about the rising incidence of sexual abuse to Deaf children and women and to creat a network of partner organizations to help fight and strengthen the advocacy.

This Project is through the unconditional guidance of the Stairway Foundation, Inc. GVSP would like to thank Journo of TV5 network for making this video. Jan 1, 2013

Remark this is an album in the album Deaf

The links and videos about GVSP

APSDA (Asia Pacific Sign Language Development Association)

an International Deaf-led faith based organization started by groups of Deaf Christians across Asia Pacific countries.

PDSLA Philippines Deaf Sign Language Association was established in Manila, Philippines.

The Video about APSDA

The Phil-Sports Federation of the Deaf or PSFD

is the sports federation of the Filipino Deaf that caters different sports related activities in national and international levels.

Look also HERE

Rotaract Club of the Deaf Cebu

Many good informations and videos

Filipino Deaf from the Eyes of a Hearing Person

Issues, activities, experiences and technologies about deaf people in the Philippines

Video NEWS for Filipino Deaf Community in FSL

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Jay explained about Globe warns of new text scam

Jan 31, 2013 Globe Telecom, Inc. advised postpaid subscribers to be cautious of text scams which entice people by telling them they can get discounts or rebates on their monthly bills. "Subscribers are requested to validate unusual texts and calls especially if they do not come from official four-digit Globe numbers," the telco firm said in a statement. "Texts and calls of this nature have a primary motive of asking for personal information, soliciting money or prepaid load, or using your account to purchase items online." One of those circulating "promo" messages reads: GLOBE Postpaid: Congrats! You're the one selected postpaid plan given P150 discount billing, to get your P150 discount billing just text 150 send to 2916XXXXXXX. Globe stressed that adding a "2" before the 10-digit mobile number of the recipient results in a Share-A-Load transaction, which means the victim would have transferred the amount to the scammer after pressing the "Send" button. "It is best not to respond, and immediately report suspicious texts or calls to authorized Globe customer service channels," the firm said.

Remark this is an album in the album Text & E-mail Scams in the album Scams & Indentity theft

Etc. for and about the deaf

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Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Philippines (Philippine Islands)

A deaf-mute is not incompetent as a witness. All persons who can perceive, and perceiving, can make known their perception to others, may be witnesses.


Credibility of a deaf-mute witness

St. Francis De Sales: Patron of the Deaf and Hearing-impaired

Francis de Sales, C.O., T.O.M., A.O.F.M. Cap. (21 August 1567 – 28 December 1622) was a Bishop of Geneva and is honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.

Look also HERE and HERE

Deaf E-News
Filipino Sign Language and Me

I am only an FSL student. My opinions, stories, perception of things and even learnings may be distorted, one-sided, local, specific or just plain weird. I do not mean to offend anyone nor do I hope to come across as an authority. I do hope to be helpful, however.


Marites Racquel Estiller-Corpuz

Manual Book for Deaf Work Manual Book for Deaf Work

Remark that this directory is from 1998 and many link on the site is dead, but many good informations

Blind education  - Etc. in the Philippines

Remark most of the videos in this section are albums in the album Blind & Visually Impaired

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My life as a completely blind Filipino entrepreneur and tech developer
Marx Melencio December 03, 2019

When Marx was a 23-year-old UP student, he was gunned down by a stranger, an attack that left him completely blind. Years later, he is a tech entrepreneur making bold solutions for fellow blind Filipinos.


GMA Public Affairs May 27, 2019

To the child Reinalyn Timbang Federes, everyone in her family looked exactly alike – blurry figures with fuzzy faces. And that’s how the rest of the family also saw each other.
The Timbang clan of Tarlac are a rare example of a common problem, cataracts.
Millions of Filipinos suffer from cataracts, a severe eye condition usually associated with the elderly.
The Timbangs are genetically susceptible to cataracts even as babies, so many of them have grown up nearly blind.

Look the FULL description in English and Filipino languages


May Liwanag Sa Dilim
ABS-CBN News Apr 5, 2019
"Mission Possible" features the story of Maria Luiza and Marisa Gonzales, twin sisters who both suffer from visual impairment. Mary Rose Gonzales, the mother of the twins, shares why she decided to send a letter to the program. Mary Rose talks about the bullying that her daughter, Luiza, experienced when she was still attending school. She also reveals her greatest fear and apologizes to her daughter for giving her the huge responsibility of taking care of her blind twin sister. The Resources for the Blind and the Rotary Club of Downtown District 3810 Manila provide help for Mary Rose’s family.

Studies for blind
Virginia Magallanes ensures that her grandson continues to study despite of being blind.
Mar 21, 2016

‘Ibang Pagtingin’ - ‘the dreams of the blind child named Aleeia Maclit’
This video entitled ‘Ibang Pagtingin’ features ‘the dreams of the blind child named Aleeia Maclit.’
November 21, 2015
Bata pa lamang at nakilala na ni si Howie Severino si Aleeia Maclit, isang batang may kapansanan sa paningin ngunit nakakapag-aral sa eskuwelahan kasama ang mga karaniwang estudyante. Pinagtagpo ni Howie si Aleeia Maclit at ang iskultor na may partial blindness na si Sajid Imao, ibabahagi nila ang karanasang tanawin ang mundo mula sa ibang pagtingin.
Be My Eyes - A Network of Eyes

Be My Eyes is an app that connects blind people with volunteer helpers from around the world via live video chat. Download now and start helping blind people see.

Look MUCH more on the Videos

Be My Eyes may have solved a problem that potentially could make life a bit easier for blind people all over the World, and may have made a tiny revolution in the world of volunteering. Oct 4, 2013


The Talking Apps Podcast, Be My Eyes (only audio)

Mar 25, 2014

The Philippine National School for the Blind, PNSB

is a government learning institution that caters educational services to learners with visual impairment who are of school age. It is a special school of the residential type as its students reside in a dormitory inside the school campus while attending to their schooling during school days.

Galvez Avenue Corner Figueroa Street, Pasay City, 1300 Pasay City

The Video


"Hindi Bulag ang Puso" - The Heart is Not Blind

Kara David visits an extraordinary school where dreaming is not about seeing.

How do you teach those whom society have traditionally labeled as “burdens”? How can their lives be changed?

Cebu Braille Center, Inc. CBCI

A Center for the Visually Impaired



Adaptive Technology for Rehabilitation, Integration and Empowerment of the Visually Impaired ATRIEV

"Where the blind can see ...."

is a not-for-profit organization that specializes on information and communications technology training programs for visually-impaired persons.


The only school for the blind in the Philippines that specializes in computer access and information technology. With the use of adaptive technology, blind and sight impaired persons can now gain access to post-secondary education, mainstream employment, and similar opportunities.



The Video

Are you blind?



Schools for the blind in Philippines

CODI: Cornucopia of Disability Information

Braille languages - Touchbook - Etc. in the Philippines

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National Library of the Philippines


subjects contain Braille

The Blind Section caters for visually impaired researchers which offers free use of computers, braille and large print collections of books and serials as well as audio book reproduction. Researchers are also allowed to loan out resources with the approval of the Division Chief.


in the album Internet & Mobile Phone systems & "Languages

BLITAB is a tablet-style device for blind people and for those who suffer from impaired vision. It is like an electronic book, which instead of using a screen for visualizing the text, uses small physical bubbles.
They rise out of the surface of the device on demand, composing text in Braille Alphabet. Blind users can feel and read the Braille message, but also input text, maps and graphics, such as geometric figures, in order to serve as an educational tool for blind people.
Filipino Braille Online Teachers and Tutors
Duxbury Braille Translator for the Philippines´ languages

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World Braille Day, pinagdiriwang ngayong araw
Jan 4, 2021 ABS-CBN News


Makabayan Touchbook

Video presentations about Makabayan Touchbook for the blind. Rotary's Touchbooks - Makabayan TouchBooks - The Blind Can See Pictures.

Bibles for the Blind - Etc.

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Audio Bibles for the People of Philippines

Many, many local languages e.g. Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilokano, Hiligaynon (Ilonggo) etc.

Filipino Bibles

Bibles in Your Language can help you find online, audio and print Bibles in the languages of the Philippines, including:

Cebuano Bibles
Pampango Pangasinan
Tagalog Bibles
Waray-Waray (aka Samarenyo)

Blind Organizations - Etc. in the Philippines

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a non-government Christian organization serving blind people all over the Philippines since 1988. We have devoted ourselves to removing the obstacles and providing the services, trainings, materials, and equipment needed in order for them to reach their fullest potential in life.

For The Blind, Inc.

A Philippine-Based Charity Organization Dedicated To Providing Training, Livelihood Opportunities, And Moral And Financial Support For The Blind And Their Families

God Bless you & Many regards
The Balikbayan family

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