DIDRR orientation reaches 120 locals of QC

This year, Handicap International (HI), as part of the national organizing committee for the celebration of the 2016 National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week, joined other organizations and agencies in identifying activities for the said event. They decided to conduct an orientation on disability inclusive disaster risk reduction (DIDRR) that aimed to inform DRR…

HI participates in nationwide shake drill

In 2015, the Philippine Government, through the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS), started its intensive awareness campaign to prepare the public for an expected 7.2 magnitude earthquake. This expected earthquake will be triggered by the movement of the West Valley Fault (WVF) which has a recorded movement interval of 400 years. The last…

HI staff underwent Surge Capacity Training

The Philippines is highly exposed to natural and manmade hazards because of its geographic location and political situation. These factors lead to humanitarian crises; hence, there is a need for organizations like Handicap International (HI) to support the government in responding to these crises. In the frame of HI’s objective to build its capacity in…

Gov’t agencies, orgs trained on inclusive CBDRRM

Children, youth, older people and persons with disabilities are disproportionately affected by disasters resulting from barriers that cause exclusion in all phases of disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM), leading to higher risk of death, injury, secondary impairments and all forms of abuse. With this, there is a relevant need in making DRRM efforts inclusive…

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,…