Inclusive CBDRRM training manual finalized, to be launched

Its geographical location, exposure to increasing and extreme climate change-induced weather events and the vulnerability of at-risk persons make the Philippines one of the most disaster prone countries in the world. With this, different agencies and organizations working with at-risk persons including children, youth, older people and persons with disabilities developed an inclusive community-based disaster risk…

Philippine gov’t to SURGE, DIPECHO: You are handing over safer communities

MAKATI CITY – Marking the end of its work in the Philippines for more than a decade, the European Union Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department’s Disaster Preparedness Program (DIPECHO), together with the Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE) consortium, has officially handed over its advocacies, learnings, and knowledge products to the Philippine government. Through…

Thousands of Davaoeños continue to step up during World Diabetes Day

DAVAO CITY – Continuing their steps in promoting healthy living and the prevention, control and management of diabetes, thousands of people from different institutions and sectors converged to commemorate the 2015 World Diabetes Day in People’s Park last November 13. Davaoeños from numerous institutions and sectors kicked off the celebration with a colorful rendition of…

Five steps to a successful Walk

(Note from the Editor: Reposted with permission from the World Diabetes Foundation. For the original article, click here.) About 800 Walkers were expected to participate in the first Global Diabetes Walk in Davao City, Philippines, in 2014. Instead, 1,500 Walkers ended up taking steps to prevent diabetes. How did this happen? Organiser Richard Erick Caballero,…

HOW TO HUG, AND PAY IT FORWARD, WITHOUT ARMS

(Editor’s Note: This blog is the third of a series by Handicap International Goodwill Ambassador Jessica Cox, a motivational speaker, pilot, wife, and disability rights advocate who was born without arms. Reposted with permission from Handicap International United States.) Over the last few days, I have received an overwhelming number of phone calls and messages…

Baras DPO conducts medical missions in Rizal province

Addressing the importance of health and wellness in inclusive local development, the local disabled people’s organization (DPO) in Baras, Rizal spearheaded medical missions in the province as part of their celebration of the 37th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week. Conducted last July 22 & 23, the Baras Federation of Persons with Disabilities Association,…

CVD Project set to achieve 4th WDF milestone one year early

Eleven months prior to their deadline, the CVD Project is on track to accomplish the fourth set of milestones indicated by the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) within the next few months. According to latest data, the project and its partners have already achieved a total of 48 foot and wound clinics in the intervention areas…

SURGE conducts orientation on accessibility law in ComVal province

COMPOSTELA VALLEY – To further advocate the need for inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction plans in the area, the Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE) Project in Davao Region conducted an orientation on the country’s accessibility law for officials and staff in the province of Compostela Valley. Organized last June 15, the project team of…

SEEING BEYOND A PERSON’S DISABILITY

(Editor’s Note: This blog is the second of a series by Handicap International Goodwill Ambassador Jessica Cox, a motivational speaker, pilot, wife, and disability rights advocate who was born without arms. Reposted with permission from Handicap International United States.) Last month, I traveled to Rome to attend the Mirabile Dictu International Catholic Film Festival. I…