10 Stores Offering Products and Services by PWDs

Being a person with disability (PWD) certainly does not mean that the person is incapable of doing things. In fact, many PWDs are just as skilled, talented, and productive as everyone else!

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and other government agencies upholds the rights and privileges of PWDs. In particular, the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) has an online store that promotes products and services by PWDs. This article presents the stores featured on the NCDA’s PWD Webstore, including their products, services, and contact details.

Stores Offering Products and Services by PWDs
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List of Stores Selling Products and Services by PWDs

Here is a list of stores in the Philippines that offer products and services by PWDs:

1. Autism Resource Center (ARC) – ASP Laguna

The Autism Resource Center (ARC) was established in 2005 by the Autism Society Philippines (ASP) Laguna Chapter, a non-profit organization catering to the needs of individuals and other related disabilities, as well as their families.

Located in Los Baños, Laguna, the ARC is involved in various social enterprises, generating work opportunities for young adults with autism and related disorders. Among the products offered are bookmarks, bracelets, car charms, mobile phone charms, door charms, and Christmas decorations.

Address: Intan St., Sante Fe Subdivision, Brgy. Batong Malake, Los Baños, Laguna
Telephone: 049 536 0655 / 0939 240 5970
Email: asplagunachapter98@gmail.com
Website: https://asplagunachapter98.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asplagunachapter/

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2. AVRC I – DSWD Beads Accessories

AVRC I stands for “Area I Vocational Rehabilitation Center” of the DSWD. It provides rehabilitation services for PWDs from Regions I, II, III, and CAR.

Similar to the National Vocational Rehabilitation Center (NVRC), which is based in the National Capital Region (NCR), AVRC I is concerned with developing positive work habits and attitudes among PWDs. It provides activities that help prepare them for gainful employment.

Founded in June 1962, AVRC I is located in Dagupan City, Pangasinan. It features products such as beads, accessories, and paper-based handicrafts.

Address: Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan City 2400
Telephone: 075 653 4910
Email: avrc1.fo1@dswd.gov.ph
Website: https://avrc1dswd.wordpress.com/

Stores Offering Products and Services by PWDs
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3. Baliosan Electronic Shop

Situated in Project 3, Quezon City, Baliosan Electronic Shop is owned and managed by Jose Baliosan, who is skilled in repairing mobile phones, electric fans, and other electronic appliances.

You can get in touch with Mr. Baliosan through the following contact details:

Address: Project 3, Quezon City
Telephone: 0999 191 5855
Website: https://ncda.gov.ph/3539-2/baliosan-electronic-shop/

4. Deaf Enterprises by Isauro Soriano

Would you like to buy beautifully made gift wraps and bags? You can get them from Deaf Enterprises, a store that is owned and managed by Mr. Isauro F. Soriano. His store is based in Cabanatuan City.

Address: 17 Rizal St., Cabanatuan City
Telephone: 0919 309 3000
Website: https://ncda.gov.ph/3539-2/deaf-enterprises/

Stores Offering Products and Services by PWDs
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5. Differently Abled Graphic Artist Association, Inc. (DAGAA)

Based in Matina, Davao City, the Differently Abled Graphic Artist Association, Inc. (DAGAA) empowers PWDs by providing them with training on Information Communication Technology as well as opportunities for home-based employment. The association is led by its president, Mr. Darlito Palermo.

Address: 13 Juna Ave., Matina, Davao City
Telephone: 0927 990 3822
Email: darlito_palermo@yahoo.com
Website: https://ncda.gov.ph/3539-2/differently-abled-graphic-artist-association-dagaa-inc/

6. DRCB Photography Services

Established in 1996, DRCB Photography Services is owned and managed by Dennis Rhoneil Corpuz Balan, who has won multiple awards and recognition in the fields of photography and performing arts.

Based in Mandaluyong City, DRCB Photography Services offers a range of video and/or photography packages. It covers birthdays, weddings, graduations, and other special events. It also offers photography services for those who want their portraits taken at home or in other places.

Address: 1550 Mandaluyong, Philippines
Telephone: 0906 303 4065
Email: dennisrhoneilcorpuz.balan@facebook.com / drcbphoto@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dennisrhoneilcorpuz.balan.5/

7. Pinoy Smile Crafts

Based in Dasmariñas City, Cavite, Pinoy Smile Crafts is owned and managed by Mr. Peter Ding D. Basa. The store features a wide variety of products, including: bead wallets, keychains, paper mache boxes and bags, refrigerator magnets, Filipino Sign Language items, religious items, and much, much more.

Address: Blk. 18, Lot 5, Kingsland Village, Samploc 1, Dasmarinas City, Cavite
Telephone: 0906 6217310
Email: peterdingbasa@yahoo.com / deafpinoysmile@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pinoysmilecrafts2018/

Stores Offering Products and Services by PWDs
Image Credit: Pinoy Smile Crafts / Facebook

8. Samahang Kapatiran ng May Kapansanan para sa Hanapbuhay Inc.

Situated in Quiapo, Manila, Samahang Kapatiran ng May Kapansanan para sa Hanapbuhay Inc. is owned and managed by Mr. Arthur Quiroz. The store sells religious items and other products.

Address: Stall #31, Lacson Underpass, Quiapo, Manila
Telephone: 02 381 6367 / 0919 567 1684
Website: https://ncda.gov.ph/3539-2/samahang-kapatiran-ng-may-kapansanan-para-sa-hanapbuhay-inc/

9. Silent Woodcraft

Silent Woodcraft is a store that is owned and managed by Ms. Louella Acuyong and Mr. Kent Zurbano. Gifted with skills in arts and crafts, they create an array of decorations and souvenir items made of wood. Among their most popular items are letter cases, letter holders, and card holders.

Silent Woodcraft is located in Novaliches, Quezon City.

Address: Block 14, Lot 9, Hamburg Street, Palmera Homes, Phase 4 Sta. Monica, Novaliches, Quezon City, 1123 Metro Manila
Telephone: 02 8930 9052
Website: https://ncda.gov.ph/3539-2/silent-woodcraft/

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Stores Offering Products and Services by PWDs
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10. Tahanang Walang Hagdanan Giftshoppe

You may have heard of the Tahanang Walang Hagdanan, Inc., a non-stock, non-profit, and non-government organization (NGO) that seeks to uplift the lives of orthopedically handicapped persons.

Located in Cainta, Rizal, Tahanang Walang Hagdanan was founded by Sr. Valeriana Baerts, ICM, a Belgian nun who was assigned as a volunteer nurse in the Philippines. Notably, the place has five workshops and six dormitories for trainees who come from all over the country. It also has a rehabilitation and skills training center that conducts sheltered workshops for PWDs.

Interestingly, Tahanang Walang Hagdanan has a “giftshoppe” that offers different types of products, including educational toys and home decorations. Among its featured items are: dressing frames, table tops, alphabet blocks, animal puzzles, wooden toys, abacus, colored beads, dominoes, clocks, garden tools, and tool sets.

Address: Marick Subdivision, 175 Aida St., Brgy. Santo Domingo, Cainta, 1900 Rizal
Telephone: 02 8531 5733
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tahanangwalanghagdananOfficialPage/

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Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are many stores in the Philippines offering products and services by PWDs. This comes to show that being a PWD shouldn’t stop anyone from learning, developing, and making use of their skills and talents!

If you know about other businesses that are owned or managed by PWDs, do let us know so we can include them in the above list! In the meantime, check out this article to learn about the CARe-ABLE project, an initiative of the DSWD for PWDs.