Archive for the ‘PWD’ Category

PWDs slap Duterte with a suit for insensitive joke

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL, VERA Files PRESIDENTIAL race frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte, already facing a plunder case filed by Sen. Antonio Trillanes, has been slapped with yet another complaint, this time by disabillity groups and advocates. Disability advocates Ranilo Sorongon and Liza Martinez charged the Davao City mayor before the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Friday […]

May 7, 2016  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, PWD  2 Comments

‘Talk to Mayor’

Going the rounds in Facebook is a post by Candy Chan in Astig.Ph about a vehicle by a mayor that was parked in a slot reserved for Persons with Disabilities at Bay 4 of NAIA3. When the security guard called the attention of the man who came out of the driver seat, he insolently replied, […]

February 29, 2016  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya, PWD  13 Comments

Aquino urged to appoint PWD as Comelec commissioner

Note:I did this story for VERA Files Elections Commissioner Rene Sarmiento is urging President Aquino to make history by appointing state solicitor Jessica S. Magbanua, a person with disability, to the Commission on Elections, replacing Augusto C. Lagman who was bypassed by the Commission on Appointments. “Attorney Magbanua is a lawyer, a woman, a PWD,” […]

April 23, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Comelec, PWD  7 Comments

The graduate

Facebook is full of posting by proud parents in their children’s graduation rites. Double pride for parents with children graduating with honors. But the award-winning post,for me, was by journalist Isabel de Leon of the Manila Bulletin. Last week, she posted: “Scoured the entire Recto Avenue for a toga for my Petchay who’s graduating this […]

March 27, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: General, PWD  22 Comments

Pagbigay kapangyarihan sa may kapansanan

Photos by Mario Ignacio, VERA Files Maraming kahanga-hangang personalidad ang aking nakilala nitong nakaraang dalawang araw sa orientation at training na ginawa ng VERA Files sa pag-uulat tungkol sa mga taong may kapansanan (Reporting on Persons with Disabilities) na ginanap sa Eastwood Richmonde. Nandiyan si retired Capt. Oscar Taleon, ang presidente at Chief Executive Officer […]

February 26, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Abante, Human Rights, PWD  5 Comments