Hiring PWDs in the Philippines: It’s a great idea

How do we let people know that hiring PWDs is a great idea? Let them know the benefits.

If you ask a small business owner if he will hire a person with disability, more often than not the idea will be met with opposition if not laughter or sarcasm. Sadly, many perception-based biases hurt the PWDs chances of living a    productive and fulfilling life. Our primary goal at PWDPhil.com is to raise awareness and change public perception towards Pinoys With Disabilities.  Their disabilities should not be hindrances to their employ-ability and unless the job requires specific motor skills, the person with disability is as good as anyone vying for an office job.  Remember that the law states that “No person with disability shall be denied access to opportunities for suitable employment. A qualified disabled employee shall be subject to the same terms and conditions of employment and the same compensation, privileges, benefits, fringe benefits, incentives or allowances as a qualified able bodied person. “

The few PWDs who get hired working in offices struggle against physical hardship just to get to the office on time. Many of our ramps are not safe for wheelchairs and even more of these ramps are too steep or too narrow for a wheelchair to use for the PWD to go at it alone. The cost of building or retrofitting these access ramps are an expense that many companies have chosen to scrimp on, mostly because of the general negative attitude pervasive against PWDs.

The government has taken steps in giving tax incentives to companies that make improvements to make their facility access-friendly, as there are also tax incentives for hiring PWDs as seen in the provisions of Republic Act 7277:

To encourage the active participation of the private sector in promoting the welfare of disabled persons and to ensure gainful employment for qualified disabled persons, adequate incentives shall be provided to private entities which employ disabled persons.cralaw 

(b) Private entities that employ disabled persons who meet the required skills or qualifications, either as regular employee, apprentice or learner, shall be entitled to an additional deduction, from their gross income, equivalent to twenty-five percent (25%) of the total amount paid as salaries and wages to disabled persons: Provided, however, That such entities present proof as certified by the Department of Labor and Employment that disabled persons are under their employ: Provided, further, That the disabled employee is accredited with the Department of Labor and Employment and the Department of Health as to his disability, skills and qualifications.

(c) Private entities that improve or modify their physical facilities in order to provide reasonable accommodation for disabled persons shall also be entitled to an additional deduction from their net taxable income, equivalent to fifty percent (50%) of the direct costs of the improvements or modifications. This Section, however, does not apply to improvements or modifications of facilities required under Batas Pambansa Bilang 344.

Beyond what the incentives and laws say, it is always a good idea to hire a PWD. Because they are people too who have abilities that contribute to any organization’s operations. The hardships that many of them face, including ridicule and bullying, Pinoys with disabilities are strong, capable and determined to prove their worth.

37 thoughts on “Hiring PWDs in the Philippines: It’s a great idea

  • December 10, 2013 at 7:13 am
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    Are there additional tax exemptions for employed people with disabilities?

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  • June 9, 2014 at 11:09 am
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    Im disabled person searching forwork to support my needs

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    • June 11, 2014 at 9:30 am
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      Hello Mylene Aro-Guatlo,

      We currently have a campaign we need someone like you to work for us. Please contact me.

      Thanks!

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      • June 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm
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        Hi Mam Mylene,can i alsoworkwithyour campaign also?

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      • June 22, 2014 at 12:32 pm
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        Hi Mam Mylene,I’m interested to work in your campaign.

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  • August 19, 2014 at 10:48 am
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    please help me..

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  • September 30, 2014 at 5:46 am
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    HELLO der 🙂 im jenifer 21 years of age im disabled person too . and searching for work also . i hope you can help me . thanks this is my contact # 09274502510 God Bless .

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  • February 6, 2015 at 4:30 pm
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    hi this is lev i dont know if this really works but i really want to work its just that im really having a hard time getting hired probably because im a pwd i hope you can help me

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  • April 11, 2015 at 6:59 am
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    I am a person with disability and currently needed a work to support my needs….

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  • April 11, 2015 at 7:00 am
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    Here very willing to work so i could support on my needs here is my number to contact 09059625819

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  • April 11, 2015 at 7:07 am
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    Good Day Sir/Madam,
    I am Robert Cabtalan Disable person and urgently looking for a work to support my needs and fulfill my obligation to my son

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  • May 22, 2015 at 4:16 am
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    To whom it may concern,

    I’m mark bacani 30 yrs old, pwd, lookin for a job that fits me…i can still drive a motorcycle…

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    • June 15, 2015 at 1:16 am
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      Can you extend help where I can find a company that hires a polio victim like me. Thanks

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  • August 3, 2015 at 8:48 am
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    Hi im monica. 24yrs.old. looking for a job that can accept even though i have disabilities on my left hand. Please help me i really need a jo.please

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  • September 14, 2015 at 4:32 pm
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    Hi po can I ask to please help to get a job I’m a member PWD.Here is my contact number 09065253413 and my email LIMLEOTODOC@gmail.com. thank you so much.hopefully you will notice my message.thanks again

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  • October 9, 2015 at 12:12 pm
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    Good day!

    My name is Jared Formalejo, currently 22 years of age and I am a PWD with both hemophilia and epilepsy and am currently looking for employment. I have been looking for help for such a long time and am hoping to find a job to support my financial needs. I am able to neither drive nor commute. For anyone willing to help, please send me a message at formalejo_jared@yahoo.com

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  • November 22, 2015 at 3:33 am
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    Hello! I’m Michael Labides 31 years old I’m BSED graduate disabled persons searching for work this is my # 09327687476

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  • November 23, 2015 at 12:59 am
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    Good Morning.
    how are you.
    can i will apply to you’re company. PWD Client Available is position data Encode and service helping.
    Thank you so much. kind of consideration..

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  • March 17, 2016 at 4:07 am
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    Good day to all, we are a food and beverage manufacturing company based in Paranaque City, we have several job openings in different areas of our operations and we are looking to give work opportunities to pwds. If you are interested please send your cv to our email, mmginc_ph@yahoo.com. Thank you.

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  • April 9, 2016 at 1:31 am
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    Good day to all. I am a polio victim and work with the BPO Company for over 7 years now. Hoping there is a lot of company who can hire PWD with this benefits given by the government:

    To encourage the active participation of the private sector in promoting the welfare of disabled persons and to ensure gainful employment for qualified disabled persons, adequate incentives shall be provided to private entities which employ disabled persons.cralaw 
    (b) Private entities that employ disabled persons who meet the required skills or qualifications, either as regular employee, apprentice or learner, shall be entitled to an additional deduction, from their gross income, equivalent to twenty-five percent (25%) of the total amount paid as salaries and wages to disabled persons: Provided, however, That such entities present proof as certified by the Department of Labor and Employment that disabled persons are under their employ: Provided, further, That the disabled employee is accredited with the Department of Labor and Employment and the Department of Health as to his disability, skills and qualifications.

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  • July 27, 2016 at 3:09 am
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    im ronelo sevilla also pwd person searching a work 09356291863

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  • September 20, 2016 at 2:06 pm
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    hello there,im wendy, 30 frm quezon city..im trying this nd i hope it will work nd i hope i can get a job even i am amputee person..bt i can walk stil by walkng stick nd i can do evrythng just for my son..

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  • October 16, 2016 at 4:47 pm
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    Hi cant you find me a job im john micheal lotado i also a pwd person find a job please here my contact number 09354287420

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  • November 9, 2016 at 2:10 am
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    I’m Russel Espedido 21, from La Carlota City Negros Occidental. A Graduate of Computer Programming NClV at LasalTech La Carlota Training Center. Vocational Course 2015. I’m a Polio victim. I can find a job because of my situation. I can’t even commute by my self. I hope that you will help me. Thank you.
    Contact: chacharodriguez7@gmail.com
    09157877234

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  • November 22, 2016 at 5:26 am
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    Good Day Sir/Ma’am; Im Alyssa Rueda 22 yrs old pwd person . 4yrs.graduated of business administration .looking for a job that can accept my qualification because i had cleft and palate disability . I am hard to communicate to others cause of my speech . i hope that you will help me . pls contact my no 09057888402 or on my email rueda.alyssa@yahoo.com

    thank you !

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  • November 30, 2016 at 9:44 pm
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    Im looking for telemarketer, female, computer literate, speaks well in English, can work at home, born again christian….please send ur bio (julie.miranda@sga.ph)

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  • January 5, 2017 at 9:31 am
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    Job opening to work for me on Aircon Services. Preferably manila area or willing to work in manila.

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  • March 15, 2017 at 1:48 pm
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    Hi, I am Angeli Miranda and 21 years old. i am live in Pampanga. I graduated in Miriam College last year. I have experience in our activities and award that is very great a opportunity for supporting to PWD. I can give my best to communicate the paper or phone with each other. Hope you will accept for PWD. I will hope you to support for hiring PWD. Can you please me contact you my Number +639168636186 or email: gelmiranda05@gmail.com. Thank you so much.

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  • March 19, 2017 at 12:26 pm
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    Hi, i am Joneelyn Tumbokon from Pandacan. am a Human Resource Officer, i have a stroke half body paralyzed. I really need a work to support my needs. heres my no. 09198177968 and my email joni_ tumbokon@yahoo.com. Thank you so much.

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  • August 5, 2017 at 4:36 pm
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    Hi Everyone!

    I am currently working as a recruitment specialist in a BPO company in Alabang Muntinlupa and we currently have an advocacy of increasing our hire’s / employees of qualified PWD’s.

    If anyone is near the area and are interested, you may email your updated resume with active contact details to: RodwelynCarissa.Inigo@syf.com.

    We currently are looking for:
    – Customer Service Representatives

    We’ll be more than happy to assist you!

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  • September 29, 2017 at 5:51 am
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    hi im richard ledesma pwd looking for work this is my # 09552116838

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  • December 9, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    I am Cesar de Guzman, I am a PWD (orthopedic) I am a CPA, can you find me a job, I am supporting my daugthers studies. Thank you very much in advance.

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  • January 16, 2018 at 12:16 pm
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    To whom it may concern,

    I am Edrian Fortunado also PWD, hard of hear specifically. My only right ear can hear and the other one cannot. I am looking for a JOB that suites to my skills. #09179768505 here is my number. I am willing to show to you my resume. Thank you po. 🙂 God Bless to all of us

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  • February 13, 2018 at 5:56 am
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    Good day i am paraplegic ex seafearer looking for job to support my needs and to provide my kids.36 yrs old heres my contact number 09174887824.can posibly work that may fits me.i can drive a motorcycle that converted all by hands.

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  • February 13, 2018 at 5:58 am
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    Sorry about my contact number. Here it is 0916 4887824 //09184858128. Marco del valle p.w.d

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  • March 18, 2018 at 8:44 am
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    Good day my name is Peter Bellido, a PWD. I currently looking for a work to support myself cause i was abandon by my son and family. Please help me. Thank you so much. This is my number. 09979466471

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