JP is the Co-Founder and CEO of PADS. JP inspires others with his passion for helping the Deaf and PWD community achieve the equal respect and entitlements that they deserve.
Rey is the Administrative Officer and Co-Founder of PADS. He began this line of work as a volunteer in one of the religious congregation that caters the spiritual growth for the Deaf community.
Katherine is the Project Manager of the Fully Abled Nation, and the Break the Silence Projects. She is a passionate science teacher by profession and has been a volunteer Deaf interpreter since her high school years.
Rob is on a 12-month volunteer placement with PADS. Originally from Australia, Rob's previous roles include Managing Director of AIESEC Australia Ltd. and a Senior Consultant for Deloitte Australia.
Janice is the Project Officer for the Break the Silence Project and a Deaf-Relay interpreter for law courts. She works to promote and educate Deaf children and women on human rights against violence and abuse.
Karen is currently a Training Officer for the Break the Silence Project, responsible for running trainings and workshops on the prevention of sexual abuse to Deaf women and children.
Emma is currently a Training Officer for the Break the Silence Project, responsible for running trainings and workshops on the prevention of sexual abuse to Deaf women and children.
Chappy Piramide is a lawyer by profession, and is connected with Piramide, Famor, Jr., Corpuz, Patiño, and Piramide Law Firm. She coaches and mentors individuals on leadership and communication. On her free time, she writes poetry.
Karen is from Germany and is volunteering with PADS for one year. She is currently teaching in the First High School for the Hearing Impaired as well as creating an online Filipino Sign Language Dictionary.
"I volunteer with PADS for over a year and has much exposure to the Deaf community. I learned their culture and their language. I am lucky to have had this experience"
"The Break the Silence Project has made me feel motivated and really enhanced my skills. It has given me an opportunity to meet new friends who share the same passion."
"It was my teacher who originally encouraged me to learn Sign Language. Now, I am happy to continue learning and developing my interpreting skills."
"As I learnt Sign Language, I also discovered a lot of things about the Deaf community and that made me realize how I love to be with the Deaf as well as understanding their culture."
"After attending the Break the Silence Project, I am hopeful for the future and happy to see such like-minded people learning Filipino Sign Language."
"After attending the Break the Silence Project, my skills have improved and I have a much deeper understanding of Deaf interpreting."
"After volunteering during Typhoon Yolanda, I realized that the PWD community is the more vulnerable sector and that they need to have more integration with society at large."
"I want to make a difference for the People with Disability community. The discrimination I see makes me cringe. I will strive to improve my Sign Language skills to help create an inclusive society."
"As a teacher, I want to spread the rights of my students who live with a disability, to enable them to contribute something valuable in society."
"The Break the Silence Project has enhanced my ability to use Filipino Sign Language, and allowed me to understand my next steps in this space."
"My experience volunteering with PADS opened my eyes and heart to the Deaf world and as I went into the community. I learned about the challenges they are facing including lack of accessible social services."
"My niece is Deaf, and it is important to be able to communicate with her. I also want to help as many people as I can through my advocacy and my work."
Awarded the inaugural Jesse Robredo Youth and Local Governance Award.
Twice been recognized as one of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations by the Association of South East Asian Nations.
Awarded the Most Outstanding Institution Award and received a citation from the Cebu City Local Government for the Break The Silence Network Project.
Awarded the inaugural Hero of Health Award. The award was presented in June 2016 by Beningno Simeon Aquino III former President of the Republic of the Philippines.