PWDPhil Hour is no longer on radio

It was a good run. Last January of 2017, we got good news that we will have a weekly slot on DZRB 738 AM Radyo Pilipinas 1 which was later made twice a week, Saturday and Sunday. The PWDPhil Hour paved the way for the incorporation of what is now a full-fledged NGO known as the Organization for Pinoys with Disabilities Inc. Based in Angono, Rizal, this new NGO is struggling to help its near 10,000 members into becoming aware of their rights and privileges as PWDs as well as whatever government programs and other benefits made available through existing laws.

While we are sad to have left radio, we are happy to announce that we are pursuing other channels to reach our audiences. We are working on something in the digital space that will allow us to help PWDs improve their quality of life and to make more noise so that employers will notice how advantageous it is for them to hire PWDs.

This is not end but a new beginning for our cause. We will more reachable, more accessible and more than willing to help those who cannot help themselves.

If there is any organization our there who wants to donate to our cause, we would greatly appreciate it. As of today, we give free disability awareness and sensibility seminars to those who want to tap into PWDs as part of their clientèle.  Any organization with front-facing crew can benefit from our seminars. All you need to do is leave us a comment with your contact information and we will call you back for the arrangements.

To those who have supported us on radio, thank you very much and more power to you!

Defrauding the SSS: Why must we be vigilant?

Stealing from the Social Security System fund is both immoral and illegal. We in the PWD community abhor acts by non-disabled people that maligned and conspire to defraud what is a very sacred fund religiously maintained by millions of hard-working Filipinos. More than 6 out of 10 people in the Philippine maintain contributions to the SSS fund and among those contribute, a large 80% do so without a choice as it is automatically deducted from their salaries. Continue reading

The PWDPhil Hour: Sunday Edition

The radio show PWDPhil Hour now has a Sunday Edition! We have reformatted the show to give way to the more serious issues that beset the PWD community. What to expect from the Sunday edition? See what we have in store for you:

  1. Oct 29, 2017 – NDRRMC’s Mina Marasigan is going to tell us about what her agency’s protocols are regarding the evacuation of PWDs, senior citizens and the infirm during times of disasters such as storm surges and earthquakes.
  2. Nov 5, 2017 – PAL’s Cielo Villaluna will tell us about PAL’s special privileges and discounts for the traveler with special needs. She will also explain why some fares have discounts and why some fares don’t.
  3. Nov 12, 2017 – DOT Assec Ricky Alegre will tell PWDs where to visit in the Philippines that is PWD-friendly and wheelchair-friendly.

The PWDPhil Hour: Sunday Edition will be co anchored by Beck Cortez, the Corporate Treasurer of the Organization for Pinoys with Disabilities Inc. which is the NGO behind this radio show.

It will be a good Sunday Edition for our community as we strive to discuss topics that will give you important information. You can also hear us livestreaming on the Internet and via PBS rAPP on your mobile phone.