Issues and Challenges Faced by Persons with Disabilities in Basco, Batanes

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https://doi.org/10.7719/jpair.v48i1.401

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Social Science, Issues, challenges, persons with disabilities, qualitative research, Basco, Batanes, Philippines

Abstract

Persons with disabilities (PWDs) are one of the concerns of society. But due to prejudice, they are put in a disadvantageous position. Since then, there have always been issues in employment, social roles, and accessibility to education. These have led to self-doubt and inferiority, resulting in negative attitudes from non-PWDs. The study aimed to explore the issues and challenges faced by persons with disabilities in Basco, Batanes, Philippines. This study used a qualitative research design. The researchers used purposive sampling and gathered data from eight (8) qualified participants. The researchers determined the issues and challenges they faced across the four areas of their lives. First, they face difficulties at work and looking for work because of their condition and the prejudice they receive in the work environment. Second, they faced problems in school due to poverty and discrimination from classmates. Third, they receive discrimination and stereotyping from their community. Lastly, the majority of the participants receive support from their families. However, they also faced financial problems, especially with their medication.

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William Jo Se M. Billote, Batanes State College

Basco, Batanes, Philippines

Ryan G. Ponce, Saint Dominic College of Batanes, Inc.

Basco, Batanes, Philippines

Trixie Elaine G. Ponce, Saint Dominic College of Batanes, Inc.

Basco, Batanes, Philippines

Julie Melanie Arca, Saint Dominic College of Batanes, Inc.

Basco, Batanes, Philippines

Ma. Kimberly Christine D. Cabrito, Saint Dominic College of Batanes, Inc.

Basco, Batanes, Philippines

Cristine Joy F. Candel, Saint Dominic College of Batanes, Inc.

Basco, Batanes, Philippines

Charleth E. Dasig, Saint Dominic College of Batanes, Inc.

Basco, Batanes, Philippines

Lyca Jade G. Gato, Saint Dominic College of Batanes, Inc.

Basco, Batanes, Philippines

Ira Nicole Regidor, Saint Dominic College of Batanes, Inc.

Basco, Batanes, Philippines

Victor Jacob P. Zabala, Saint Dominic College of Batanes, Inc.

Basco, Batanes, Philippines

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2022-03-10

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Billote, W. J. S., Ponce, R., Ponce, T. E., Arca, J. M., Cabrito, M. K. C., Candel, C. J., Dasig, C., Gato, L. J., Regidor, I. N., & Zabala, V. J. (2022). Issues and Challenges Faced by Persons with Disabilities in Basco, Batanes. JPAIR Multidisciplinary Research, 48(1), 1–19. https://doi.org/10.7719/jpair.v48i1.401

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