Republic Act 7277 Magna Carta for Persons with Disability

Note: I have changed the term (disabled persons) to (persons with disabilities)
for your convenience and I also believe that it’s now the internationally recognized term today. However, if this action is not acceptable, or it violates any rules or laws, kindly notify me so I can fix it immediately.

Republic of the Philippines

CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES

Metro Manila

Fifth Regular Session

BEGUN AND HELD IN METRO MANILA, ON MONDAY, THE TWENTY SECOND DAY OF JULY, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-ONE.

Republic Act No. 7277
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE REHABILITATION, SELF-DEVELOPMENT AND SELF-RELIANCE OF Persons with Disabilities AND THEIR INTEGRATION INTO THE MAINSTREAM OF SOCIETY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: Continue reading


Czarinah Michaela Mercado Interview on TV5 Metro Sabado Ako ay Ikaw Rin

From Czarinah Michaela Mercado’s Facebook:

When you are thankful for what you have, you are always rewarded with more. And I am indeed thankful once again for this opportunity to speak and to share my life and my dreams. Thank you Ma’am Izza, Pastor Alex, Ma’am Carla, and
Ma’am Carmen, for without those people I would not be there. I pray that God will continue to shower blessings upon you.
As I stated, The world is changed not by the most talented people, but by the most determined.

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12 Tips on How to Interact with a Blind Person

Fou Che, a blind woman smiling
Fou Che

1. I’m an ordinary person, just blind. You don’t need to raise your voice or address me as if I were a child. Don’t ask my companion what I want, just ask me directly. Always remember that I just cannot see but I can hear clearly. Talk to me so that we will understand each other better.

2. If I am walking with you, don’t grab my arms, let me take yours. I’ll keep a half step behind to anticipate curbs and steps. Don’t be overcautious and make a full stop at every step. Walk normally and your body movement will tell me what to do. Continue reading


Blind Models in the Philippines and Their White Cane

The recently concluded 2014 Philippine Fashion Week has given these two blind models, Arhjessa Tagulao Espiritu and Czarinah Michaela Mercado, both visually impaired, a chance to showcase their modeling skills. Using their white cane, they surprised the audience with their own versions of catwalk. Continue reading


National Registration for Voters with Disabilities in the Philippines on July 20, 2014

Voters with disabilities
People with disabilities

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is stepping up its commitment to disability inclusive elections, with its latest Resolution, dated June 25, 2014, declaring July 20, 2014 as the National Registration Day for Voters with Disabilities, in all COMELEC local offices. Continue reading