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…

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…

‘We were all prepared for Typhoon Hagupit’

Typhoon Hagupit, which swept through the Philippines this weekend, did not spare the province of Leyte. Tacloban City and the municipalities of Alang-Alang and Pastrana, which experienced the full force of Typhoon Haiyan one year ago, once again had to face this extreme weather event head on. The storm caused extensive material damage: trees were uprooted, electricity pylons knocked down, and roofs blown off.