Issues

Is the Philippines ‘PWD-friendly’ enough?

Aboard in his wheelchair, Louie Pagayon carries loads of papers with him. One set on his lap and another between his legs. He brings them from the ground floor of the Quezon City Hall to the mayor’s office at the fourth floor. This is what his normal day looks like as a supply officer for the city’s engineering department.

Out of the 92. 1 million Filipinos in 2010, 1, 443 are persons with disabilities (PWDs) according to the National Statistics Office. Of the 1.5% of disabled persons in the country, Louie is one of them.

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DepEd assures smooth implementation of K-12 program

The Department of Education (DepEd) assured that they have already resolved some issues in the country’s basic education system to ensure a smooth transition into and full implementation of the K to 12 Program. (more…)