Friday, October 6, 2017

In an effort to institutionalize inclusion in disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM), government agencies, civil society organizations, service providers, academicians and persons with disabilities will unite for a National Conference on Disability Inclusive DRR...

Monday, September 25, 2017

Do you find yourself using the acronym PWD whenever you encounter a person with disability?

For many years, we are used to coining acronyms to simplify long and complex words that needed repetition in papers and in our daily lives. Say, National Council for Disability A...

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Why do organizing play a significant role in the lives of persons with disabilities?

For the members of Disabled Peoples Organization (DPO) in Balangiga, Eastern Samar, it serves a channel for them to elevate their issues and concerns to duty-bearers and stakeholders.

“W...

Friday, August 25, 2017

Lawaan, Eastern Samar—The Local Government Unit of Lawaan, through its Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) spearheaded a municipal typhoon and flood simulation exercise last August 5 to test the preparedness and response capacities of both...

Monday, July 17, 2017

Quezon City—Naglunsad ng kampanya ang mga bata at kabataan ng lungsod Quezon, San Juan at Valenzuela upang ipanawagan sa mga nasa katungkulan, gayundin sa mga nagsusulong ng karapatan ng mga bata na pakinggan ang kanilang tinig at bigyan sila ng pagkakataong makalahok...

Monday, May 29, 2017

It usually happens in December.

In the last 5 years, the residents of West Crame in the city of San Juan, Manila suffered from major losses of livelihood and properties due to fire. Instead of preparing for the holiday season, people living in narrow streets braced them...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

When Typhoon Yolanda ravaged the province of Eastern Samar, many communities both upland and coastal were isolated for days. Many international and local non-government organizations (I/NGOs) and local government units (LGUs) had a hard time reaching out to far flung c...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Judy Gacita never involves herself in community affairs. She usually stays at home, tending to the needs of her family. She describes herself as “mahiyain” or timid because of how other people view her and her visual impairment. Her normal routine includes homemaking a...