Typhoon Hagupit, which swept through the Philippines this weekend, did not spare the province of Leyte. Tacloban City and the municipalities of Alang-Alang and Pastrana, which experienced the full force of Typhoon Haiyan one year ago, once again had to face this extreme weather event head on. The storm caused extensive material damage: trees were uprooted, electricity pylons knocked down, and roofs blown off.
More than 800 residents of Davao City trooped to People’s Park to celebrate World Diabetes Day, November 14, with their version of the Global Diabetes Walk. Among them were persons with diabetes and their families, health service providers, government officials, and fitness advocates.
Handicap International’s REBUILD Project has recently published a brochure on the RECU Principle, a key tenet in universal accessibility. The principle states that “persons with disabilities should be able to Reach, Enter, Circulate, and Use” all facilities and services.
Handicap International launched on November 8 a website to pay homage to the victims and survivors of the deadly typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), which hit the Philippines exactly a year ago.
QUEZON CITY – Handicap International took part in the biannual Alternative Classroom Learning Experience (ACLE) at the University of the Philippines-Diliman on October 23.
DAVAO CITY – Sixty-five healthcare professionals from Davao City Health Office completed the Advanced Foot Care Training organized by Handicap International’s Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) Project on October 14-17.
Recruiting persons with disabilities is a “win-win-win” situation for business owners. This is the message of Handicap International’s forum for employers at BTONE Café in Baras, Rizal, last October 24.
CAMP AGUINALDO, QUEZON CITY – In her keynote address at a symposium organized by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, Senator Loren Legarda specially cited Handicap International’s efforts in inclusive disaster risk reduction (DRR), October 29.
Alongside the National Council for Disability Affairs (NCDA) and other organizations, Handicap International held the 2nd Philippine Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Congress at the Heritage Hotel in Pasay City from September 30 to October 2. More than 500 people attended the conference.
For 25-year-old Honey Lyn Ruiz, being a volunteer peer educator under the REBUILD Project allows her to kill not two but three birds with one stone.
The Grand Handaan is finally here! In celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, October 13, Handicap International is pleased to publish Pamilya Handa’s Inclusive Household Disaster Preparedness Workbook.