Adeza, outside of the local town hall, which she also calls her home.  © Kevin A. Santos/Handicap International

Adeza: ascending from isolation

RIZAL PROVINCE – For the first ten years of her life, Adeza San Jose was a victim of disdain, abuse and discrimination because of her inability to hear and talk since she was born. I was unwanted, she writes, with her mother taking abortion pills while she was pregnant with her. She was always angry, she…

Davide Olchini, Techical Referent of the CVD Project, facilitates an activity during the Advanced Foot Care Training. The participants are healthcare workers from the new intervention areas of the project. © Handicap International

17 foot and wound clinics powered by CVD Project now operational in Davao City

DAVAO CITY – More Davaoeños are now able to access better diabetes-related services with the opening of 17 new foot and wound care clinics within various health centers in Davao City empowered by Handicap International’s Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) Project. Focusing on preventive and curative methods, the clinics are expected to provide quality services such as…

Stakeholders from various organizations, including persons with disabilities, chime in during the consultation meeting. Photo: Handicap International

Inclusive citizen participation in budget monitoring pushed

QUEZON CITY – Vulnerable groups, including persons with disabilities, should be able to participate in the monitoring of the national and local budget process by this year. This was the recurring theme during the joint consultation meeting initiated by Handicap International – Philippines, AKAP Pinoy and Social Watch Philippines last February 5, 2015 that aimed…

Participants who attended a workshop on cacao and coffee production last December 2014 were provided with seedlings in order to jumpstart their enterprises. Photo: Handicap International

Baras LGU vows to continue REBUILD’s inclusive development programs

Recognizing its contributions to vulnerable groups, the local government of Baras, Rizal vowed to carry on the inclusive development programs initiated by the REBUILD program of Handicap International – Philippines. Through a resolution last December 15, 2014, the municipality expressed their sincerest appreciation to HI PH for its “invaluable role in the improvement of the…

Participants, including persons with disabilities, take notes during a session of the three-part risk assessments workshops. Photo: Handicap International

SURGE conducts inclusive community-based risk assessment workshops

To empower vulnerable persons during emergency situations, the SURGE (Scaling Up Resilience in Governance) project held a three-part series of community-based risk assessment workshops for residents, including persons with disabilities in General Generoso, Davao Oriental. Conducted from November 24 to December 3, 2014, the program aimed to complete all demographic data and subsequently identify the…