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Woman Allegedly Gets PWD ID For Her 300+ Eye Grade And Tells Netizens To “Know Your Rights”

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As citizens of the country we should be more aware of our rights. These rights are strengthened by laws and regulations mandated by the country therefore, we must exercise them very well.

PWDs or Persons with Disability is one of the most common category having numerous rights.

The government issues a PWD ID for a person certified with a disability; this would entail him to acquire certain perks and benefits.

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There are seven (7) categories that qualify for a PWD ID:
  • Physical/Orthopedic Disability
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Speech Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Psychosocial Disability
PWD ID holders are entitled to several benefits and privileges:
  • 20% discounts & 12% VAT exemption on certain transactions including medical services and even tollway fees
  • 5% discount on basic necessities
  • Education assistance
  • Government benefits including P15,000 worth of benefits from PhilHealth
  • Free movies, VIP parking
  • Opportunities for employment
  • Express or priority lanes in both commercial and government establishments
  • Protection against verbal and non-verbal ridicule and vilification

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Recently, a young woman has been spreading awareness about “knowing your rights” through social media. Wherein she stated that she was able to obtain the ID because of her high eye grade exceeding 300+.

Sharing a photo of her PWD purchase booklet and PWD ID, she revealed to have obtained them that day. The photos presented that the Municipal Government of Taytay, Rizal issued the said ID and booklet.

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With much anticipation, the post immediately went viral. Most netizens were surprised by this announcement and couldn’t believe that by simply having a high eye grade could entitle a person for a PWD ID with numerous perks.

Netizens were doubtful if this was true and asked for the necessary things to bring to obtain the PWD ID. Given that there are tons of people with a eye grade more than 300; this gave an excitement for them to obtain their IDs too!

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However, the post held incorrect information. She might really have obtained a PWD ID but not all 300+ eye graders can be eligible to the PWD ID.

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Optical clinics and eye doctors were frequently bombarded with clients wanting to have a certification of their eye grade in anticipation of availing the PWD card. Which means that the mere eye grade couldn’t be used a basis for the disability negating the information that it could be used to obtain the card.

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Carmen Reyes Zubiaga, National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) OIC Executive Director, said that everyone should be mindful upon applying for the PWD card; insisting that the card is only issued for someone with real disability.


Source: Buzzooks
Woman Allegedly Gets PWD ID For Her 300+ Eye Grade And Tells Netizens To “Know Your Rights” Woman Allegedly Gets PWD ID For Her 300+ Eye Grade And Tells Netizens To “Know Your Rights” Reviewed by Maria on 19 January Rating: 5

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