BFPWDAI President Angelito Donaldo "Boy" Roxas devotes his his 'second life' to promoting the rights of people with disabilities. Photo: Daryl Zamora / Handicap International

Kuya Boy’s second life

When Angelito Donaldo “Kuya Boy” Roxas met an accident some years back, hope for survival was almost nil. “My heart stopped three times!” One miracle later, Kuya Boy was on his way to become the first elected president of his town’s organization of people with disabilities.

SURGE team members held their inception workshop in Tagaytay City, July 2-4.

Handicap International, 3 INGOs launch SURGE project

Handicap International is now co-implementing a new inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction (ICBDRR) project. Dubbed “Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE)”, the project builds on successful experiences on inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction, including lessons from the aftermath of Haiyan.