IDPD 2016: Focusing on disability and sustainable development

The world population is over 7 billion and the United Nations (UN) estimates that 1 billion people (15 per cent) live with some form of disability; 80 per cent of persons with disabilities live in developing countries. “Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with…

Sigma local officials commit to protect rights, address issues of persons with disabilities

Sigma, Capiz – More than 60 local government officials of the municipality, including all of the 21 barangay (village) captains, participated in the Awareness Raising on Disability Rights of Handicap International (HI). Moreover, officers and members of Sigma Disabled People’s Organization (DPO) Federation participated in the activity. The activity was conducted in the frame of…

HI leads celebration of 2016 NDPR Week in Capiz

The heavy down pour failed to dampen the high spirits of the participants of the first “Walk for Disability Rights and Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction” of the Municipality of Sigma, Province of Capiz. The activity pushed through as more than 100 locals joined the activity. They were mostly members of disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) of…

Remita: Looking forward to tomorrow

“Of course I remember you. It’s good to see you!” This was Remita’s enthusiastic greeting as she paused from tending her small vegetable patch to greet Handicap International’s shelter team, who came to check the condition of her newly-repaired house in Barangay Bangonbangon, Sigma, Capiz, Philippines. 74-year old Remita and her 72-year old husband Amador…