DICT promotes Work-From-Home for Pinoys With Disabilities

DICT Assec and Chief of Staff Atty. Caloy Caliwara is seen here with NCDA Executive Director Carmen Zubiaga during a forum on work-from-home opportunities for PWDs. In this day and age where the Internet has efficiently shrunk the world, business processes can be done across the globe, simultaneously and without delay. Anyone with an Internet connection can work as someone else’s office assistant, distance not an issue.

Assec Caliwara stressed in his talk that the acronym PWD should mean “persons with determination” because not being mobile and yet having to move around in a wheelchair or a cane can only be done by a person who is very determined to get to where he needs to go, whether it is convenient or not. Atty Caliwara further talks about the time when he himself had suffered a stroke and was unable to speak clearly or move his own legs. Over time, the Assec has gotten better with therapy and is now able to walk and talk without difficulty. It is because of his experience with stroke, Assec Caliwara has been more aware of the need of the PWDs to find gainful employment. With the power of ICT, he believes that more PWDs can join the workforce and become productive contributors to nation-building.

However, one must also think about accessibility beyond capability but availability of the infrastructure. There are many people who have work-from-home jobs but most of them are in the urban areas where Internet connectivity is possible. In the far flung areas, broadband connection can be a luxury not afforded by the working class. The DICT has vowed to make Internet connectivity a 100% always-on utility for the Filipinos in a few years time. I believe that we will soon have all the Internet in the world as there are real efforts by this administration to bring down the cost of fast Internet, but for now, we will have to make do with what little we have.

We at PWDPhil, are praying that more and more companies turn to hiring PWDs on a work-from-home arrngement. Not only will they help bring employment to the PWD, hiring companies will also enjoy tax discounts on their corporate taxes. Many companies are still unaware that it is the law that they need to hire 1 PWD employee for every 100 employees. Many companies are still not aware of that. Perhaps when they learn about the tax breaks, they will begin to change their minds.

20 thoughts on “DICT promotes Work-From-Home for Pinoys With Disabilities

  1. ang alam ko po sa odesk at remote staff nagha hire sila ng work from home. OK lang sa kanila kahit may kapansanan ka basta maayos ang internet connection mo. try nyo rin!

    • hello iam tiburcio gepiga iam 36 years old currently working at tahanan walang hagdanan..and iam looking for better opportunity or job carrer. mababa lng kz sahod ko dto 250 lng po a day kulang n kulang p a tulad ko may pamilya na at my isang anak i work here n Tahanan Wlang Hagdan i Cainta.weekly po ako umouwi…anu po b pwd ko gawin nais ko po sana maghanap ngbn ibang mapapasokan ung hindi malayo sa pamilya ko at d rin me hirapan sa biyahe.

  2. Si Dir. Richard Burgos ang kasama ni Dir. Carmen Zubiaga sa larawan sa itaas pakiayos naman po nakakahiya kay Asec. Caliwara at Dir. Burgos

  3. magandang araw po isa po aqng dating company worker,,mahigit 13 years na po akong nagttake ng gamot,14 year old po aq ng magkaroon ng SEIZUR DISORDER at mahina po ang aking kailiwang kamay,,pero mula ng mag 20 plus ako ay nkapagtrabaho ako sa ibat ibang company ,,ngaun po wala aqng trabaho kaya po kailangan q ng work para sa aking gamot at isang anak san po b pwedng mag apply,,taga bicol po aq..salamat need q po ng rply..

  4. Hello sir and maam,

    I am Pwds and l am applying for cleaner. Help me where is it available job? Thank you!

  5. Hello im Eva Lucio paanu po mka apply please help nmn po..
    I am a PWD also 6 years na
    Paralyzed both legs any work po basta at home lang…nag hihirap din sa buhay gaya nga iba.
    Meron akong anak at asawa. Nka tira po ako sa calinog iloilo city. Sana isa ako sa mbigyn ng chance mka trabaho at home please..
    24 years old.. Graduate a secondary level, salamat sana mapansin..dahil porsigedo ako mag work.

  6. Is there a minutes or summary of the discussions along with relevant information such as what jobs are available and where can we find them?

  7. hello po ako pi si denmark n.datu 19years old high school graduate. gusto kopong makatulong sa mga magulang ko lalu na sa kalagayan ku po ngayun… hirap po akong makahanap ng trabaho.. paano po makakapagapply sainyo?

  8. Hi Im Nida Bautista, 53 years old..I love singing ,cooking..Dati po aq cashier at cook sa isang Grill Resto Bar..at band singer..sana po makapagtrabaho po uli ako.Ayae ko po kasi wala akong ginagawa.

  9. My husband is visually impaired, he’s interested to have an online job. As his wife I would like to help him pursue his career. He graduated at University of Immaculate Conception here in Davao City. He took Music as his course majoring piano and minor in voice. He can also teach violin and guitar. We’re hoping for any reply. Thank you so much.

  10. Hi I’m Ruby to-oc is a akong orthopedic for about 41 yes. I’m 44 did coming September 18. Gusto ko rin sana magkaroon ng trabaho khit.sa bahay lang kc kinakapos din sa buhay. Graduate po ako ng secondary education. Sana po matulongan nyo nman ako. Maraming salamat po.

  11. My 30 yrs old sister has a mental disability, I want to ask if there’s a job applicable for her. I appreciate your response. thank you

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