Tuesday, 30 September 2014

I AM OFFICIALLY DISABLED ;)

 

 

"i got prostate cancer, and undergoing chemotheraphy"

that is my official statement

kapag may nagtanung why i have a PWD card

;)

yep i just got my PWD Card

Persons With Disability Card

thanks to #redX for the assistance

i am now officially disabled

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while i dont really feel like i am disabled

and for almost 3 years na alam ko na pwedeng

mag avail ng PWD Card

di talaga ako nag apply

but when my doctor gave me a form

and told me to just fill it up and they will take care of the rest

i just did

and after a week

viola!

i am now officially disabled

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20% discount on all meds

20% discount on lrt and mrt cards

discounts on all basic commodities

express lane sa mrt/lrt

express lane sa bangko

express lane sa lahat ng me pwedeng express lane

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not bad

not bad at all

im beginning to like my new status

i am now officially disabled

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ako si BONG

ito ang aking diary

 

 

 

PWD CARDS

(from #redX blog - http://advocatehiv.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/pwd-cards)

 

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY AFFAIRS (NCDA)

The National Council on Disability Affairs is located in Don Antonio Heights in Quezon City. It was actually accidental that I posted an HIV-blog in one of the facebook groups and a long time friend (who happens to hold a position at NCDA) messaged me to come and process a PWD card.

I was uncomfortable about the thought of processing one, but he was able to explain to me what I needed to know.


THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW.

The card classification is PSYCHOSOCIAL. This is the same classification being used for Cancer and those who are undergoing (or have finished) drug rehabilitation.

You do not have to explain to any merchant what PSYCHOSOCIAL is.


HOW TO GET ONE FROM NCDA

For the time being, REDx is able to process the PWD cards, simply send the PWD form, your confirmatory and your I.D. picture.

The PWD form can be downloaded at PWD APPLICATION FORM

You can get your confirmatory results copy from your treatment hub, or as an alternate, you may ask your doctor for an abstract.


COMMON QUESTIONS

1. Who do we contact?

In Baguio, you can directly go to your hub and the staff have already been briefed of the protocol and they know where to send this.

In Cagayan De Oro, you may contact Northern Mindanao Advocates (NorMA) at mobile #0917-430-8597

In NCR & other areas, you can tweet @WIN_1221

In Cebu, you can tweet @HapIV_thoughts

2. What are the benefits of the card?

To mention a few:

>> 20% off restaurant bills

>> 20% off medicines (prescription under the name of the PWD cardholder and PWD booklet needed, supplements and multivitamins may not be covered)

>> 5% off basic commodities (SM Supermarket and the likes at a ceiling of P1,300/week, PWD PURCHASE BOOKLET may be required)

>> Express lane at retail establishments, MRT/LRT & Banks

You may view the full privilege or benefits at PWD PRIVILEGE

You may also tweet @GreyHuMin or @redscare31 for queries related to the card usage

3. How long is the processing of the card?

The actual processing should not be more than a couple of hours once the application & attachments are received. However, REDx brings the application forms on a per batch basis and as such, it may take time depending on the bulk of the application forms collated by REDx

4. What if I get declined from using my PWD Card?

You may email HASH.info@asia.com or tweet @HASH_info so we can report to NCDA

5. I had a previous bad experience in processing a PWD Card at my City hall, where can I report this?

You may email HASH.info@asia.com


SO YOU DON’T THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE A PWD CARD

This is not a requirement for the HIV Community. No one is being forced to apply or get the card.


LIMITED PROCESSING TIME ONLY

REDx can and will only process the cards until the end of 2016. Effective 2017, PWD cards will have to be processed at the local government unit level.

For more questions, kindly email HASH.info@asia.com

 

 

AUGUST 2014 REPORT CARD

everything is stable...

but need to watch my sugar and carbs...

otherwise...

i feel good...

i feel great...

 

kayo?

kamusta kayo?

 

ako si BONG

ito ang aking diary