CALL FOR EXHIBITORS FOR THE 2ND ASIA PACIFIC COMMUNITY-BASED REHABILITATION (CBR) CONGRESS

June 23, 2011

Inviting all interested exhibitors and sponsors to the 2nd Asia Pacific CBR Congress to be held on November 29, 2011 to December 1, 2011 at the Lobby of the Grand Plaza Ballroom of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.

A total of sixteen (16) 3m X 3m booths are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Each booth costs Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50,000.00) for 3 days in which you can display your products and/or services. In return, we offer you the following:

1. Logo on the big screen at the plenary hall for the duration of the Congress

2. Inclusion in the souvenir program

For further details and clarifications, kindly get in-touch with this Council at telephone numbers (+632) 932-3663 or at (+632) 952-2809 or at e-mail address: council@ncda.gov.ph.

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NCDA Philippine Wataboshi Music Festival for Persons with Disabilities – EXTENDED!

June 22, 2011

The National Council on Disability Affairs in partnership with Ambassadors of Light, Inc. would like to announce that the submission of entries for the   ”NCDA Philippine Wataboshi Music Festival for Persons with Disabilities” has been extended up to December 3, 2011.  The awarding of winners shall be held next year (2012), again to coincide with the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week celebration.

You may email your entries to  musicfestival@ncda.gov.ph.

Final Rules and Regulations

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CBR Congress Registered Participants

June 22, 2011

REGISTERED AND PAID AP CBR CONGRESS PARTICIPANTS
as of November 18, 2011
No. First Name Last Name Country Organization Disability Special Reqts.
1 Mezza Residences (BDO)
2 Noor Yasmin Abdul Karim Malaysia AP Network
3 Maria Theresa Abogado Philippines Norwegian Mission Alliance Philippines none low salt/oil/fat
4 Ancheta Adeline Philippines Freedom Technology Wheelchair Foundation Inc. Physical Access- Wheelchair user
5 Jawwad Ahmad Pakistan Aid to Leprosy Patients none none
6 Rekha Akhtar Bangladesh Gana Unnayan Kendra-GUK Physical-mobility Vegetarian, Access
7 Stephen Alcantara Philippines CBM- SEAPRO none none
8 Diwata Arcilla Philippines CBM SEAPRO
9 Ohara Atsushi Japan Nihon Hukushi University
10 Bernard Omondi Ayieko Papua New Guinea Cheshire Disability Services none none
11 Huldaria Bako Indonesia CBM Indonesia none none
12 Sally Balgos Philippines MSWDO- Mun. of Barbaza Poblacion Visual none
13 Josefina Bandalan Timor Leste CBM none none
14 Nazmul Bari Bangladesh Centre for Disability in Development none Halal Food
15 Daryll Barrett AusAid
16 Leo Bartolome Philippines Liliane Foundation none none
17 Umesh Baurai India CBM SARO (N) none none
18 Abraham Bautista Philippines DITC-PPTCA/LCDF none none
19 Ferduosi Begum Bangladesh ADD International Physical (Mobility) Access
20 Fatema Begum Bangladesh Gana Unnayan Kendra-GUK none Vegetarian
21 Rowena Mae Bernido Philippines Federation of Differently-Abled Person (DAP) none
22 Chona Bon Philippines Brother of Charity none none
23 Jakob Pieter Bonke Indonesia Caritas Germany none none
24 Rodel Bontuyan Philippines Plan International none none
25 Ivy Boyose-Nolasco Philippines Handicap International none none
26 Agnes Caballero Philippines SIHSFI (P/902) none none
27 Ma. Gemma Cabanos Philippines Phil. Leprosy Mission none none
28 Evelyn Cabigon China Handicap International- China none
29 Jennifer Cadaves Philippines LGU Opol Physical (Mobility) Wheelchair
30 Yinghong Cai China CBM Country Coordination Office-China none none
31 Sheng Cai China Handicap International none none
32 Gilbert Cang Philippines Balay Dalangpan none none
33 Edwin Maria Canubida Philippines Loving Presence Foundation, Inc. none none
34 Paul Caswell
35 Prateep Chakraborty India CBM SARO (North)
36 Dara Chan Cambodia Cambodian Development Mission for Disability none none
37 Non Channa Cambodia Veterans International none none
38 Channy Check Cambodia Disability Action Council none none
39 Paul Cheerupilly India Welfare Services Ernakulam None none
40 Bonnaroath Chhor Cambodia Cambodian Disabled People’s Organization none none
41 Sai Kit Choi Hongkong Hongkong Society for Rehabilitation none none
42 Khamko Chomlath Laos National Rehabilitation Centre none none
43 Reynaldo Coloma Philippines Leprosy Mission International none none
44 Lord Priam Cordova Philippines Plan International
45 Janice Costes Philippines Pag-asa ng Batang may Kapansanan Found. Inc. none none
46 Hugh Cross Britain American Leprosy Mission none none
47 Elizabeth Cross Thailand CBM none none
48 Gennie Dait Philippines Plan International Physical (Mobility) Access
49 Debesh Das Bangladesh Disabled Rehabilitation & Research Association none none*
50 Michael Davies England CBM none none
51 Fe Pilar Del Rosario Philippines UCCP Social Concerns Foundation, Inc. none none
52 Miriam Del Rosario Philippines Birthright Educators Foundation Learning/Intellectual, Hearing
53 Maria Leana Dela Cruz Philippines CBM none none
54 Maria Theresa Dela Cruz Philippines Liliane Foundation Visual none
55 Jose Antonio delos Reyes Philippines HELP Learning Center Foundation, Inc. ADHD/ Bipolar Vegetarian/Dietary
56 Franciska Dethmers Indonesia Caritas Germany none
57 Arlene Joy Deximo Philippines Association of Person with Disabilities (ANLI) Physical (Mobility) none
58 Hildegardes Dineros Philippines Nuestra Seyora De Salvacion Charity Hospital none none
59 Fredelin Diosalan Philippines LGU- RHU Mun. of Batad none none
60 Minh Xuan Doan Thi Vietnam Thua Thien Hue Nursing and Rehabilitation Hospital none
61 Virna Dy Philippines Pres. Manuel A. Roxas Mem. School – SPED none none
62 Edward Ello Philippines Handicap International, Phil. none none
63 Delia Espinido Philippines LGU- Mun. of Laua-an, Antique none none
64 Eunice Marie Factor Philippines NCDA-JICA NHE Project Physical (Mobility) none
65 Sheen Fairlene India CBM SOUTH ASIA REGIONAL OFFICE (SOUTH) none none
66 Yohanes Fenan Indonesia Liliane Foundation none none
67 Bercmans Fernandez India CBM SOUTH ASIA REGIONAL OFFICE (SOUTH) None none
68 Christy Fernando Sri Lanka Ministry of Social Services none none
69 Sunil Fernando Sri Lanka Sightsavers none none
70 Clarissa Fetesio Philippines Norfil Foundation, Inc. none none
71 Khalimov Firuz Japan Association for Aid and Relief, Japan none none
72 Eduardo Galamgam Philippines Northern Phil. Rehab. Service for the Disabled none none
73 Ricky Joy Galila Philippines MSWDO – Mun. of San Dionisio none none
74 Ferdelizah Dandah Garcia Philippines Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists
75 Priscille Geiser France Handicap International none none
76 Agnes Germo Philippines LGU New Lucena none none
77 Ashebir Getahum Ethiopia CBM Physical
78 Antonita Gomez Philippines Inocencio Magtoto Memorial Foundation none Fish & Vegie
79 Lippolis Graziella Belgium Handicap International none none
80 Rainer Guetler Philippines CBM none none
81 Vishal Gupta India Liliane Fonds –  India none none
82 Eri Hamada Philippines JICA none none
83 Peter Hammerle Philippines NFCPWD/CBM SEAPRO none none
84 Matthew Hanning Australia CBM Australia none none
85 Chie Hayashi Philippines JICA none
86 Karen Heinicke-Motsch United States CBM
87 Darwin Moses Henrymoses India CBM SOUTH ASIA REGIONAL OFFICE (SOUTH) none none
88 Eckehardt Hinz Nicaragua CBM
89 Minoru Hiramoto Japan
90 Ferial Hadipoetro Idris Indonesia PSIKI none Halal Food
91 Kenji Ishikura Japan Hyogo University of Teacher Education none none
92 Kaoru Ishimoto Japan Nihon Hukushi University
93 Marivic Isles Philippines DepEd-Sariaya East (SPED Center) none none
94 Naoko Ito Philippines JICA none none
95 Hiromi Ito Philippines JICA none none
96 Salvacion Jaboya Philippines B.K. Child Development Center none none
97 Erlynn Jaucian Philippines SIMON OF CYRENE Physical (Mobility Problem
98 Christadoss Arul Nelson Jesudasen India Joseph Eye Hospital none none
99 Edwin Maria John India Neighbohood Community Network (NCN) none non
100 Mary Kanaparthi India Asha Jyothi Welfare Asso. for Disabled/Child Guidance Centre none none
101 Sae Kani Japan Malteser International none Vegetarian
102 Meena Karimi India Liliane Fonds –  India none none
103 Vikas Katoch India CBM SARO (N) none none
104 Lorna Kawa Papua New Guinea Callan Service national Unit none none
105 Yukiko Kawamura Philippines JICA none
106 Fahmida Khan Bangladesh CBM
107 Wanho Kim Japan
108 Minori Kimura Philippines JICA none
109 Manuela Kraeuter Austria
110 Yohanes Hastadi Kurniawan Indonesia YAKKUM Rehabilitation Centre none none
111 Edcel Lacierda Philippines Brothers of Charity none none
112 Macaria Theresia Laiyan Indonesia Liliane Foundation none none
113 James David Lalu Nigeria Plateau State Government through CBM Hearing yes-but not specified
114 Graeme Leach Philippines Congregation of the Christian Brothers, Phils. none none
115 Kirsten Lentz Philippines Handicap International, Phil. none none
116 Yee Mei Christine Leung Hongkong Society for Rehabilitation none none
117 Lorena Leyson Philippines Norwegian Mission Alliance Philippines none no red meat and chicken
118 Marites Liwanag Philippines DSWD Field Ofc III none Vegetarian- no chicken
119 Gwynnyth Llewellyn Australia University of Sydney nil Vegetarian
120 Lorna Lumioan Philippines Phil. Leprosy Mission none none
121 Xiaoyan Luo Hongkong Guangdong Work Injury Rehabilitation Centre none none
122 Peniel Malakar India Emmanuel Hospital Association Visual soft copies of resource materials
123 Ma. Melissa Manguardia Philippines DepEd none none
124 Bella Marquez Philippines Bulig Kami Parent’s Association none none
125 Joseph Mcdonough Philippines Plan International
126 Barney McGlade Philippines CBM CBR Coordination Office Philippines none Vegetarian/Dietary Requirements
127 Veronica Mendoza Philippines cbm international (cearo)
128 Reynaldo Merida Philippines Nat’l. Federation of Cooperatives of PWDs Physical Access
129 Carolyn Merry Australia CBM Australia none none
130 Kylie Mines Autralia Motivation Australia none Vegetarian
131 Klaus Minihuber Austria Light for the World
132 Juvy Ministros Philippines Association of Disabled Persons, Inc. Physical Access
133 Dominic Misquith India St. Johns Medical College none
134 Andrew Mohanraj Indonesia CBM Indonesia none none
135 Fe Montaño Philippines Plan International Inc. none none
136 Virginia Montilla Philippines Tahanang Walang Hagdanan, Inc. Physical Chair in the bathroom, pail and dipper
137 Natsumi Morishita Japan Nihon Hukushi University
138 Mark Morrison Cambodia Handicap International none none
139 Grace Mugat Philippines Christian Foundation for PWD, Inc. none none
140 Rolf Muggenburg Germany CBM none
141 Johana Mugirah, OSU Philippines Vincentian Missionaries Social Development Found. Inc. none none
142 Wanda Munoz Thailand Handicap International none none
143 Demyttenaere Naas Philippines SLU INSTITUTE FOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
144 Maria Elena Nakamura Philippines JICA none Vegetarian
145 Agnetia Naval Philippines Liliane Foundation none none
146 Un Neth Cambodai Disability Action Council none none
147 Ngoc Anh Nguyen Vietnam CBM Country Coordination Office-China none none
148 San Ngy Cambodia CBM none none
149 Thy Nhip Cambodia Cambodian Development Mission for Disability none none
150 Yoshiko Nishida Philippines JICA none none
151 Tanimoto Nobu Japan Nihon Hukushi University
152 Hugues Nouvellet France Handicap International none none
153 Rithyniron Nuon Cambodia Handicap International none none
154 Ma. Teresa Nuqui Philippines Norfil Foundation, Inc. none none
155 Erly Ocasiones Philippines Plan International
156 Marites Odarbe Philippines PDAO- San Juan, Batangas Physical (Mobility)
157 Shoji Okamura Japan Hyogo University of Teacher Education none none
158 Cherrie Oringo Philippines Simon of Cyrene none none
159 Yumeka Ota Japan Association for Aid and Relief, Japan none none
160 Noraini Othman Malaysia AP Network
161 Murali Padmanabhan India CBM SARO (North) Visual Vegetarian, Access, soft copies of resource materials
162 Angelina Paghubasan Philippines NORFIL none none
163 Bobby Pahayahay Philippines LGU- Mun. of Concepcion Physical none
164 Ana Marie Palermo Philippines NORFI none none
165 Angela Maria Pangan Philippines Norfil Foundation, Inc. none none
166 Effat Parvin Bangladesh Action Aid International in Bangladesh none
167 Emma Pearce Australia CBM-Nossal Partnership for Disability Inclusive Development none none
168 Adele Perry Australia CBM Australia none Vegetarian
169 John Peter India CBM South Asia Regional Office (North) none none
170 Poon KK Peter India
171 Anne-Sophie Petri Philippines Asmae-Association Soeur Emmanuelle none none
172 Kannika petri Thailand Camilian Home for Children Living with Disabilities Physical/Mobility Access
173 Katharina Pfortner Nicaragua CBM
174 Dk Malina Pg Hj Damit Brunei Ministry of Health none Halal
175 Alexander Phillip India Liliane Fonds –  India none none
176 Birendra Raj Pokharel Nepal National Federation of the Disabled-Nepal none none
177 Antony Joseph Prabakar India CBM SARO (SOUTH) none none
178 Hem Kumar Pradhan Nepal Nepal Leprosy Trust, Lalgadh Leprosy Services Centre none none
179 Watcharin Praman
180 Aluganti Prasad India Movement for Rural Emancipation (MORE)
181 Budi Prasojo Indonesia RAWINALA none none
182 Bridgetta Mary Prema India CBM SARO (SOUTH) none none
183 Sheila Purves Hongkong Hongkong Society for Rehabilitation none none
184 Joseph Rabanes Philippines LGU Opol Physical (Mobility) none
185 Cheryl Racines Philippines LGU Opol none none
186 Agus Budi Raharjo Indonesia YAKKUM Rehabilitation Centre none none
187 Shiva Mohan Rao India CBM SARO (SOUTH) Visual Vegetarian/Dietary Requirements
188 Jose Felipe Eduardo Rebueno Philippines Plan International
189 Wilfredo Reyes Philippines CBM SEAPRO none none
190 Tabata Riari Japan Nihon Fukushi University
191 Jasper Rom Philippines Handicap International, Phil. Physical Access- Comfort Rms.
192 Fleurdelis Rosales Philippines NORFIL none none
193 Sri Rumiyati Indonesia YAKKUM Rehabilitation Centre none none
194 Kevin Ryan Papua New Guinea Callan Service national Unit none none
195 Daisuke Sagiya Philippines JICA none none
196 Mayumi Sakamoto Japan Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
197 Olivia Salazar Philippines KASAMAKA CBR Foundation Inc. none none
198 Judith Salih Philippines PMAG PHILS. none none
199 Lian Kual Sang Philippines Asia Focus none none
200 Kannika Saruaysuwan Thailand Lampang Eye Foundation none none
201 Marcus Schmid
202 Hubert Seifert Kenya Association for the Physically Disabled/CBM none none
203 Malou Sevilla Philippines Plan International
204 Liecel Seville Philippines LGU New Lucena none none
205 Jannike Seward Papua New Guinea Callan Studies National Institute none none
206 Deepthi Narayan Shanbhag India St. Johns Medical College none none
207 Albina Shankar India Mobility India Nil Nil
208 Akiko Shibata Philippines JICA none
209 Anand Shimoga Narasimha Murthy India Mobility India Nil Nil
210 Surya Prasad Shrestha Nepal Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare none none
211 Natividad Silorio Philippines Plan International
212 Tri Silvanto Indonesia CBM Indonesia none none
213 Peter Sindu Papua New Guinea Callan Services for Person with a Disability none none
214 Manmeet Singh India Liliane Fonds –  India none none
215 Christine Smerdon Nepal Handicap International none none
216 Roy Soledad Philippines Plan International none allergic to crustacean foods and chicken. all the rest will do.
217 Janiza Soleveres Philippines Association of Person with Disabilities (ANLI) Physical (Mobility) none
218 Beth Sprunt Australia CBM- Nossal Institute Partnership for Disability Inclusive Development
219 Rattana Sriwarakul Thailand Daughter of Charity none none
220 Michael Steinfelder Germany CBM none none
221 Yohanes Subasno Indonesia Bhakti Luhur Rehabilitation Center none none
222 John Suelo Philippines LGU New Lucena none none
223 Kiminora Sugiura Japan Association for Aid and Relief, Japan none none
224 Rabeya Sultana Bangladesh
225 Evelyn Sumacbay Philippines CBM Physical none
226 Mylyne Sustento Philippines LGU New Lucena none none
227 Mulyadi Syarif Indonesia Foundation for Rehab. of Disable and Inclusive Dev. none
228 Sarfaraz Ahmad Syed India CBM SARO (North)
229 Sukanya Tafong Thailand Home for Children Living with Disabilities none none
230 Fauziah Tahar Malaysia AP Network
231 Ing Ing Tan Brunei Ministry of Health
232 Mohd Yusof Tawil Malaysia AP Network
233 Clarissa Terando Philippines DepEd-Lucban -(SPED Center) none none
234 Kirsty Thompson Australia CBM Australia
235 Teresa Thomson Australia CBM Australia none
236 Joanna Thomson Cambodia Rose Cambodia Rehabilitation Centre none none
237 Sonam Topgyal China Tibet Autonomous Region Rehabilitation Centre CBR Guidance Department none
238 Baltazar Tribunalo, Jr. Philippines Plan International
239 Duc Tung Truong Vietnam CBM Country Coordination Office- Vietnam none
240 Daniel Vershima Tsengu Nigeria CBM Physical
241 Naoya Tsuji Japan NPO Challenged Physical (Mobility) Access
242 Jamal Uddin Bangladesh Disabled Rehabilitation & Research Association none none*
243 Etsuko Ueno Japan Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities none none
244 Diana Ureta Philippines CBM SEAPRO none none
245 Lilibeth Uy Philippines LGU Opol none none
246 Kristine Valencia Philippines Visayas Ear Care Center none none
247 Anne Van De Graaf Philippines CBM none none
248 Nugroho van dijk Indonesia Karina Kas
249 Karin van Dijk Netherlands CBM none Vegetarian
250 Jaykumar Velayudhan India MOBILITY INDIA Physical none
251 Melanie Viernes Philippines Liliane Foundation none none
252 Alberto Villa, Jr. Philippines NCDA-JICA NHE Project Physical (Mobility) none
253 Don Waipe Papua New Guinea Mount Sion Centre for the Blind none none
254 Joerg Weber Germany CBM none none
255 Guorong Wei Hongkong Hongkong Society for Rehabilitation none none
256 Asitha Weweldeniya Sri Lanka Development with Disability Network none none
257 Maria Widagdo Indonesia YAKKUM Rehabilitation Centre none none
258 Roelie Wolting Netherlands Caritas Germany none none
259 Ying Xia China CBM Country Coordination Office-China none none
260 Yanyun Xie China CBM Country Coordination Office – China none
261 Ayako Yamauchi Japan
262 Dexter Yasay Philippines LGU Opol none none
263 Dixon Yasay Philippines LGU Opol none none
264 Nazrana Yeasmin Bangladesh Manusher Jonno Foundation none none
265 Felix Yeboah Australia CBM Australia none none
266 Farida Yesmin Bangladesh Disabled Rehabilitation & Research Association none none*
267 Ramanathan G. India SAMA Foundation Physical (Mobility Problem none
268 ARNU-ID-1 Indonesia
269 Shahrulikram Malaysia AP Network
270 Dasmariñas (Registration form to follow) Philippines City Government of Dasmarinas
271 Dasmariñas (Registration form to follow) Philippines City Government of Dasmarinas
272 Dasmariñas (Registration form to follow) Philippines City Government of Dasmarinas
273 Jeong Im Hyun
Original Participant Replacement
1 Ba Hong Minh Xuan Doan Thi
2 Tang Yi Duc Tung Truong
3 Piyamas Umasathien Yanyun Xie
4 Silvana Mehra John Peter
5 Mayuree Pewsuwan Nhip Thy
6 Victor Manuel Edcel Lacierda
7 Ling Xu Evelyn Cabigon
8 Dahong Liu Sonam Topgyal
9 Zirong Ma Bonnaroath Chhor
10 Hiren Pandit Nazrana Yeasmin
11 Manoj Sebastian Fahmida Khan
12 Marlon Advincula Edwin Canubida
13 Sunarman Sunarman Yohanes Subasno
14 Fonali Lahagu Budi Prasojo

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AFS International President Cites Impact of NCDA-AFS-IPP Partnership

June 22, 2011



American Field Service International President  Francisco “Tachi” Cazal, shows off AFS-KL-YES poster produced by NCDA,  in sync with AFS-IPP and DepEd last June 15 AFS Intercultural Evening at the Manila Polo Club.  Posters aim to upscale participation of students with disabilities, and promote a ‘disability-inclusive education’’ called for in the ‘’UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”. DepEd Director and AFSer Joey Pelaez (3rd from left on the below right photo) will help distribute copies in selected regions during his DepEd official trips.

AFS 15th batcher and  AFS-IPP Partner Chair Bonnie Guerra (lower left photo), whose term opened up AFS-KL-YES program to students with disabilities in 2004, honored by AFS-IPP and AFS Int’l. President Casal for being the 2nd President of AFS Asia –Pacific Initiatives (AAI). To date, there  are now 14 scholars with disabilities who were young goodwill ambassadors who lived with foster parents and studied in America for 1 year, and two new scholars for schoolyear 2011-2012, sponsored by the United States Government, and private support groups.

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Cebu Province declares JULY as “Persons with Disabilities Month”.

June 21, 2011

The Cebu Province has passed Ordinance NO.2011-02 declaring the month of July of every year as “Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) Month” in Cebu. Authored by Board Member Arleigh Sitoy, the ordinance seeks to advocate the triumphs as well as the plight of our Filipino PWD brethren. The City Council in partnership with the Cultural, Historical, Sports and Tourism (CHEST) of Cebu has prepared entertainment and sports activities for Persons with Disabilities as part of the yearly celebrated Mandaue fiesta Celebrations. 

For full text of ordinance please click links below:

Ordinance No. 2011-2 p.1

Ordinance No. 2011-2 p.2

Ordinance No. 2011-2 p.3

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Seeing through Fatima’s Eyes

June 16, 2011

“Hello father”, a girl’s voice was heard over ZNN Radio Veritas’ broadcast of Fr. Jerry Orbos’s radio show one July 2003 night. The voice, nervy but resolute, talked about trusting in God’s grace and to be hopeful and joyful in spite of sufferings.  The voice came from a very fragile 10-year old, Fatima Soriano, blind at birth and suffering from the last stage of kidney failure. Fatima’s radio-phone interview did not only stir Father Jerry Orbos, but the priest’s audience as well.

After the two met in person, they became instant friends. Fr. Jerry saw Fatima , as breath of fresh air and as God’s answer to his taxing job as Mission Director of the ‘’Society of Divine Word-Philippines’’. Fatima in turn, welcomed Fr. Jerry’s friendship and having another person to talk about her strong faith and convictions other than her parents, Danny and Fely. This friendship led to Fatima’s regular presence in Fr. Jerry’s televised ABS-CBN Sunday Masses.

The media took notice of her unwavering faith in God’s grace and her devotion to the intercession of Mary. ABS-CBN’s “Maalaala Mo Kaya” soon featured her story, and made a number of TV guestings with the media rallying on her positivism and infectious faith.

Fatima’s Television prominence led to a text brigade in 2004 which raised P1.2 million, to help in her kidney transplant after a 23-year-old kidney donor surfaced. Doctors were apprehensive at first, saying that Fatima may be at risk if the surgery pushes through, having only 90 percent compatibility of the donor’s adult arteries and veins to Match Fatima’s much smaller blood vessels. However, this apprehension was proven wrong during the February 28, 2004 surgery, when they turned out to be a perfect fit.

Fatima successfully recovered from surgery, however, her experience under the knife made it very difficult for her to continue her choir singing. But once again, her faith in God’s grace proved that nothing is impossible. In 2006, Fatima recorded four (4) songs for Fr. Jerry’s CD of inspirational songs: two of the songs,”Falling Star” and “You’re in My Heart,” were written and sung by Fatima. The two other songs which were written by Fr. Jerry and sung by her “Believe Like a Child” and (My Suffering Is) My Offering”, speaks about her and others like her with unwavering faith in God. Their work was awarded “The Most Inspiring Album” of 2007 by The Catholic Mass Media Awards.

In 2009, Fatima’s family decided to migrate to Union City USA.  To date, she continues to share her inspirations, through her songs and albums and her regular radio guesting on Fr. Jerry’s Saturday night radio program over DZMM of ABS-CBN Network, telling her audience “Habang may buhay may pag-asa. Her album “Journey to the Heart” is now available in selected record stores nationwide and in record selling websites. Fatima appeared in an MTV for an ABS-CBN Teleserye where she sang the theme song. She now also regularly appears on the daily noontime show of ABS-CBN “Happy Yipee Yehey”. She was guested and was interviewed by Boy Abunda for the Bottom Line (ABC-CBN) and News TV’s Tonight with Arnold Clavio. Fatima continues to appear on TV in her desire to share her message of unwavering HOPE.  She is currently working on her latest album to be released on her 18th birthday this coming June 2011.

( Source: http://www.fatimasoriano.com/)

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Prince Salman Awards

June 10, 2011

The General Secretariat of the “Prince Salman Award for Disability Research” has extended the nomination for noted researchers who have accumulated an exceptional record in advancing the field of disabilities research in medical‐health, pedagogical‐educational, or social rehabilitative domains.

Only nominations from Academic, health, social, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and societies (not from individuals) will be accepted. All nominations must be received on or before September 30, 2011.

Winners of this prestigious international award will be invited to Saudi Arabia to participate in a special awards ceremony, where each winner will
receive a gold medal and SR250,000.00

Interested parties are asked to submit nominations by filling the online nomination form Please click link to know more http://www.pscdr.org.sa/en/award/Pages/call-for-nominations.aspx

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NCDA Philippine Wataboshi Music Festival for Persons with Disabilities

June 7, 2011

The National Council on Disability Affairs in partnership with Ambassadors of Light, Inc. the Department of Social Welfare and Development-National Vocational and Rehabilitation Center, Department of Education, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, SM Programs Committee on Disability Affairs, SM Supermalls, Mowelfund Institute, Freedom Technology Wheelchair Foundation, Inc., and TANDEM Music Licensing Consultants Corporation, present the  ”NCDA Philippine Wataboshi Music Festival for Persons with Disabilities.”

Date/Time:  July 23, 2011/ 3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Venue       :  The Skydome, SM North EDSA, Quezon City

The “NCDA Philippine Wataboshi Music Festival for Persons with Disabilities”   is the culminating activity that will cap the 33rd National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week celebration on July 17-23, 2011.   The unique aspect of this festival is that all the songs are written by persons with disabilities.  The NCDA Philippine Wataboshi Music Festival for PWDs hopes to attain the following objectives:

  1. To be able to select through the competition musically talented persons with disabilities that will be a part of NCDA Music Advocacy program.
  2. To develop persons with disabilities to become musical composers and eventually enjoy the recognition as National Filipino composer.
  3. To provide the opportunity for PWDs to contribute in the promotion and development of Filipino music in the country.

The song writing contest is open to all amateur and professional Filipino composers with disabilities nationwide.  Only one entry is allowed per person and the song shall be within the theme of the 2011 NDPR Week.  It should not use obscene or derogatory language or any words that are inimical to the privacy or against the personality of any third party or a threat to the security of the State.  The lyrics of the song shall as much as possible promotes the positive things around us or shall convey the message of the true, the good, and the beautiful in the Filipinos as a Nation. All song entries must be original compositions and can be in English or Filipino. It must be submitted to the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) with office address at Isidora Street, Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City on or before June 17, 2011 until 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon  either by registered mail, courier, and hand delivery or through email in an MP3 Format with attachment of the lyrics.  You may send this email to musicfestival@ncda.gov.ph.

Prizes will be :  First Place – P 10,000.00, Second Place – P 5,000.00, Third Place – P 3,000.00 with consolation prizes.  These amount will be increase subject to availability of sponsors

1. Revised rules and regulations 1.1

2. APLLICATION FORM

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Number of Poor Households (HHs) by Type of Disability

June 1, 2011

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT

National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction

DATA RELEASE FORM

Date : 13 May 2011

Data Description : Number of Poor Households (HHs) by Type of Disability, disaggregated by region, province, City/ municipality and barangay, CD, Excel Format, Data as of 28 February 2011

Data for : Mr. Mateo A. Lee, Jr.

Office : National Council on Disability Affairs

This is to authorize the receiving party to transmit, acquire or use privileged data from NHTS-PR National Project Management Office. It is the responsibility of the receiving party to ensure the Safekeeping, proper transmittal, handling and restricted access to the agreed purpose of this data as indicated in the NHTS-PR data sharing guidelines.

Unauthorized sharing, access or duplication of this data is strictly prohibited.

Received by:

ORIGINAL SIGNED
MATEO A. LEE, JR.
Authorized Representative

Reviewed by:

ORIGINAL SIGNED
Kristine C. Capalongan
Project Coordinator, NHTS

Download Data:

Disability Stats per Barangay

Disability Stats Summary per Region, Province and City Municipality

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