Autism and the National Autism Consciousness Week

The term autism was first used by Eugen Bleuler in 1908 to describe a patient “who had withdrawn into his own world”. He used the term to refer to persons with morbid admiration and withdrawal within self. It came from the Greek word “autos”, which means “self”. More than a century later, studies revealed that…

REBUILD officially ends, urges stakeholders to sustain its project’s advocacies

RIZAL PROVINCE – After three and a half years of assisting sectors at risk in pursuing various developmental opportunities, the REBUILD Project of Handicap International (HI) Philippines has officially ended its implementation in the municipality of Baras, Rizal last June 30, 2015. Delivering concrete livelihood support to more than 250 vulnerable families in the municipality, the…

Stakeholders, partners of REBUILD commit to sustain project’s initiatives

RIZAL PROVINCE – Ensuring the sustainability of its initiatives of the past three years and a half, stakeholders and partners of Handicap International’s outgoing REBUILD Project have signified their commitment in assuming responsibility of future activities and plans that are in line with the project’s advocacies. Their vow was solidified during the project’s exit workshop…

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…

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…