Tahanang Walang Hagdanan | Memorial

Tahanang Walang Hagdanan “House With No Steps”

Sr. Ma. Paula Valeriana Baerts, ICM
Founder & Chairperson of the Board

Tahanang Walang Hagdanan, Inc. has been in existence for 34 years. It is a non-stock, non-profit and non-government organization that aims to uplift the lives of the Orthopedically handicapped persons. The center is located at 175 Aida St., Maverick Subdivision, Cainta, Rizal which is about 15 kms, East-Manila. Is has five workshops, six housing units and two independent living quarters for trainees who came from far provinces. It is a rehabilitation and training skills center with sheltered workshops, where the people with disabilities are trained to be productive and self-reliant members of the society.  This was established on February 21, 1973 with the help of the Belgian Government which shouldered 75% of the construction cost and by the Archdiocese of Manila for acquisition of the lot that is leased for free.  The center has five workshops, metal-craft, woodcraft, needlecraft, packaging and handmade paper making. These workshops are livelihood source of income that sustains the administrative and welfare services of the community. Donations, solicitations, fundraising projects and grant for loans are other source of funds.



A sustainable enterprise providing employment for Persons with Disabilities and an ideal venue for holistic development of their physical, mental, economic, social and spiritual well-being.

1. To assist the disabled in the physical and emotional rehabilitation, and integrate them in the mainstream of society. 2. To equip persons with disabilities with skills and knowledge through education and trainings. 3. To provide shelter, medical and welfare assistance to indigent disabled and medical families. 4. To uplift the standard of living/economics conditions of the disabled through employment and job placement. 5. To educate the public and promote social awareness concerning persons with disabilities. 6. To fight against discrimination, exploitation and aggression and to advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities, especially women. 7. To promote independent living to disabled individuals.


 Rehabilitation

and Vocational Training  Educational Program  Job Placement  Mobility Aid Assistance  Prosthesis and Brace Acquisition  Sports/Recreational Development Program  Small Loan Program  Welfare Services  Community – Based Rehabilitation Program

Quezon Memorial Shrine
The Quezon Memorial Shrine stands in the center of a circular park in the city that carries his name. Various government offices surrounds the area, popularly known as Quezon Memorial Circle.


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Construction of the Quezon Memorial was begun in the late 1950s but proceeded slowly, in part due to the cost of importing Carrara marble, brought in blocks and then carved and shaped on-site. There were also problems associated with the theft of the marble blocks and the management of memorial funds. It was finally completed in 1978, the centennial of Quezon's birth. His remains were reinterred in the memorial on August 19, 1979. It was during that time that by virtue of a presidential decree, President Ferdinand E. Marcos mandated the site as a National Shrine. The National Historical Institute manages, and has authority, over the monument itself, while the Quezon City government administers the park. After a national contest was held for the purpose, a winning design by Filipino architect Federico Ilustre was selected. The monument would consist of three vertical pylons (representing the three main geographic divisions of the country: Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao), 66 meters (217 ft) tall (Quezon's age when he died), surmounted by three mourning angels holding sampaguita (the national flower) wreaths sculpted by the Italian sculptor Monti. The three pylons would in turn circumscribe a drumlike two-story structure containing a gallery from which visitors could look down at Quezon's catafalque, modeled after Napoleon Bonaparte's in the Invalides. The gallery and the catafalque below are lit by an oculus, in turn reminiscent of Grant's Tomb.


 Quezon’s

Tomb  Memorabilia's of the Quezon Family  Priceless Quezonian Artifacts (e.g. Presidential Gifts)

How to go there?
 From

Mabini Street of Taft Avenue, hail a PUJ bound for "Fairview". Get off right at the side of the Quezon Memorial Circle.  Travel time is approximately 45 minutes.

La Mesa Eco Park
“A Paradise within the City”


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