RIZAL PROVINCE – To further emphasize the rights and vital roles of vulnerable groups – including persons with disabilities – in preparing for calamities and emergency situations, the REBUILD Project of Handicap International – Philippines conducted a series of workshops on inclusive disaster risk reduction (DRR) for more than 160 stakeholders in Baras, Rizal. Held…
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…
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…
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.
Handicap International has deployed teams to Samar province to measure the extent of damage caused by typhoon Hagupit (known locally as Ruby). The teams also provide initial assistance – such as crutches and hygiene kits – to the most vulnerable families.
Handicap International’s REBUILD Project has recently published a brochure on the RECU Principle, a key tenet in universal accessibility. The principle states that “persons with disabilities should be able to Reach, Enter, Circulate, and Use” all facilities and services.
QUEZON CITY – Handicap International took part in the biannual Alternative Classroom Learning Experience (ACLE) at the University of the Philippines-Diliman on October 23.
Recruiting persons with disabilities is a “win-win-win” situation for business owners. This is the message of Handicap International’s forum for employers at BTONE Café in Baras, Rizal, last October 24.
CAMP AGUINALDO, QUEZON CITY – In her keynote address at a symposium organized by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, Senator Loren Legarda specially cited Handicap International’s efforts in inclusive disaster risk reduction (DRR), October 29.
Alongside the National Council for Disability Affairs (NCDA) and other organizations, Handicap International held the 2nd Philippine Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Congress at the Heritage Hotel in Pasay City from September 30 to October 2. More than 500 people attended the conference.