Macopa Street, Basak-Pardo
Cebu City, 6000, Philippines
+63 917 701 4700
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About us – PADS




 About Us




PADS-vision

Our Vision

 

To Establish A Disability-Inclusive Filipino Society



Our Mission

To work for an inclusive compassionate society where Persons with Disabilities (PWD's) can realize their full potentials as co-equal partners in nation-building.


To serve as an advocacy arena where concerned individuals and institutions work together to promote the rights and entitlements, as well as issues and concerns of the disability community.

To function as a knowledge and resource center for the disability community and their families. To allow the disability community to act as advocates in the areas of disability inclusion.


To operate as a volunteering platform where national and international volunteers can be involved in promoting and realizing the rights and entitlements of the disability community.


Our Team


JOHN PAUL 'JP' MAUNES

JOHN PAUL 'JP' MAUNES

CEO AND CO-FOUNDER

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.

REYNANTE MANGAYAO

REYNANTE MANGAYAO

ADMIN MANAGER AND CO-FOUNDER

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 MALANA

KATHERINE MALANA

PROJECT MANAGER

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 GOMM

ROB GOMM

MARKETING AND FUNDRAISING MANAGER

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 APARRI

JANICE APARRI

BTS PROJECT OFFICER

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 JANE DIANON

KAREN JANE DIANON

BTS TRAINING OFFICER

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 REDITA

EMMA REDITA

BTS TRAINING OFFICER

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

CHAPPY PIRAMIDE

PRESIDENT, BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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 WADENPFUHL

KAREN WADENPFUHL

LONG-TERM VOLUNTEER

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.


Together we can STOP the sexual abuse of Deaf women and children, in the Philippines.



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 Our Testimonials

  • "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"

    Asmin Monib
    Asmin Monib
  • "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."

    Suzette Lu
    Suzette Lu
  • "It was my teacher who originally encouraged me to learn Sign Language. Now, I am happy to continue learning and developing my interpreting skills."

    Melissa Raye de los Reyes
    Melissa Raye de los Reyes
  • "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."

    Razel Ann Calderon
    Razel Ann Calderon
  • "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."

    Bon Jovi
    Bon Jovi
  • "After attending the Break the Silence Project, my skills have improved and I have a much deeper understanding of Deaf interpreting."

    Edgar Vinluian
    Edgar Vinluian
  • "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."

    Gabrile Anthony Labra
    Gabrile Anthony Labra
  • "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."

    Resiel Recio
    Resiel Recio
  • "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."

    Laarni Sumagang
    Laarni Sumagang
  • "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."

    Gladice Dublin
    Gladice Dublin
  • "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."

    Francis Librando
    Francis Librando
  • "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."

    Melody Jane Wahing
    Melody Jane Wahing



Some Facts


12
YEARS THAT PADS HAS BEEN IN OPERATION

50%
OF THE STAFF MEMBERS OF PADS ARE PWDs

2000
STAKEHOLDERS TRAINED IN SIGN LANGUAGE

500
PWDs ENGAGED WITH THE ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROGRAM



Awards

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.



Local-Governance-Award-PADS
2014


Most-Outstanding-Institution-PADS
2014


Ten-Accomplished-Youth-Organization-Award-PADS
2013 & 2014


hero-health-PADS
2016