Tuesday, June 24, 2014

SmartBro's Latest Innovation , The Dashboard

Are you a broadband user? How about a Smart Bro subscriber? Are you having problems looking for your SIM number & inquiring your current balance? Well, good news from Smart Communications, introducing the Smart Bro Dashboard.

Managing your broadband subscription and enjoying the best of the internet is now made easier and more convenient with the launch of Dashboard, another breakthrough innovation from Smart Bro.

With the Dashboard, Smart Bro subscribers can easily access everything related to their broadband accounts including promo subscription validity and the full list of broadband packages that they can easily subscribe to, accessible with just a simple click from the Dashboard.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

JUST 1: Job Trade and Scholarship Fairs for PWD

On May 2, 2014, DOLE-NCR through the Quezon City Field Office joined in the celebration of PWD day by conducting job, trade and scholarship fairs with the following partners: Bigay Buhay Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Office of Congressman Alfred Vargas, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Philippine Association of Local Service Contractors (PALSCON), Diocese of Novaliches, SM City (SM City CARES), DepED, TESDA, DOST, SSS and Phil Health. Fourteen (14) employers participated in the job fair with two hundred thirty five (235) PWD job applicants.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Legal Rights of Persons With Disabilities

Who are Persons With Disabilities (PWDs)? How do we define PWDs? What are the scope of legal rights of Persons With Disabilities? These three questions are common especially for us in the sector. Below, is a video discussing the above questions. Listen to Mr Manuel Agcaoli (CEO of Tahanang Walang Hagdan) and Ms Carmen Zubiaga (Nat'l Council on Disability Affairs) as they expound issues that matter to the PWD community and to our society.

Persons With Disabilities includes those who have long -term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation with society on an equal basis with others.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Tugbok Davao City Students Received School Materials

Last May 24, 2014, our team together with other volunteers went to Tugbok, Davao city to distribute school supplies to more than a hundred students as part of the 4th Back to School Gift Giving Project. The said project aims to provide better education to less fortunate children especially those in remote areas. One of its project was to give necessary school materials like bags, notebooks, pencils, etc. For the first leg of the project, our beneficiaries were students who live in two different orphanages in Tugbok namely, Providence Home of St. Joseph and Padre Pio's Home for Children.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Duskin Leadership Training in Japan for PWD

For how many years now, I have been applying for the Duskin Leadership Training in Japan. To be exact, this is my 5th time to apply. The said training is designed for young Persons With Disabilities (PWD) who are living in Asia and the Pacific that wish to become leaders in their own community and work for the benefit of the PWD sector.

The latter program (the Duskin Leadership Training Program in Japan) was launched in 1999, as part of the Asia and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities (1993-2002).  It recruits young people with disabilities living in Asia and the Pacific who wish to study disability issues in Japan and gain the necessary skills and knowledge to bring back home, in order to improve the situation of the disabled population in their own countries. 

Maximum of 10 trainees are accepted every year. Each country will have at least one representative who is eligible for the said training. Its going to be a 10 month long training program that participants need to adapt themselves to Japanese life and culture. This year the program starts in late August and ends in early July next year. For more details how to apply for the 17th Duskin Leadership Training, visit the official website http://www.normanet.ne.jp/~duskin/english/index.html.

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