The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

26 January 2012

Rights and Privileges of PWDs in DOMESTIC Air, Sea, Land Travel

As per the Republic Act 9442 and its IRR or An Act Amending Republic Act 7277, otherwise known as “MAGNA CARTA FOR DISABLED PERSONS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"

What are my Privileges and Incentives in DOMESTIC Travel?
1. At least twenty percent (20%) discount on fare for domestic air and sea travel for the exclusive use or enjoyment of persons with disability;

Air and Sea Transportation Privileges – At least twenty percent (20%) discounts in fare for domestic air, and sea travel based on the actual fare except promotional fare. If the promotional fare discount is higher than the twenty percent (20%) discounts privilege, the persons with disability may choose the promotional fare and should no longer be entitled to the twenty percent (20%) discounts privilege.

2. At least twenty percent (20%) discount in public railways, skyways and bus fare for the exclusive use and enjoyment of persons with disability;

Land Transportation Privileges – At least twenty percent (20%) discounts in bus fares such as ordinary, aircon fares and on public railways such as LRT, MRT, PNR, and such other similar infrastructure that will be constructed, established and operated by public or private entity. Toll fees of skyways and expressways are likewise subject to at least twenty percent (20%) discounts, however, this privilege can be availed only by a person with disability owning the vehicle.

How do I apply for discount on DOMESTIC Air, Sea and Land Travel?
Provision of express lanes for persons with disability in all commercial and government establishments; in the absence thereof, priority shall be given to them.

Bring your government issued PWD ID to apply for discount. Click here on how to apply for PWD ID.

How to Prepare Children with Autism for a Smooth Plane Ride?
Planning for that much needed vacation with your child with autism? Air travel can be stressful. Click here for practical tips.

Useful documents:
1. RA 9442
2. IRR 9442

Useful Telephone Numbers:
ASP Office: 7-903-5496
NCDA Office: 952-2809, 951-6033 or 951-6401
CHR Office: 385-1605, 927-8772 or 377-2477
DOTC Office: 727-7960 to 69

Public Assistance Center: 7890


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