AusAID’s Development for All Mid Term Review Report

December 21, 2012

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7th International Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD)

December 20, 2012

WILD will bring together approximately 30 women leaders with disabilities from around the world to strengthen leadership capacity, create new visions, and build international networks of support for inclusive international development programming.

Program Details

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One Minute Youth Video Contest

December 11, 2012

Calling all youth filmmakers!


Each year, UNICEF publishes a report called State of the World’s Children. Next year, the theme is on children with disabilities.  We’d like hear your voice, so send us a one minute video reflecting your perspective on disabilities.

For more information please check the following link http://www.unicef.org/videoaudio/video_videocontest.html

 

 

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2013 World Deafblind Confab Organizers Tap Local Experts

December 7, 2012

In town to tap local counterparts for a 2013 “International Conference of the World Federation of the Deafblind” slated in the country, was a delegation led by Mr. Christer Nilsson, International Coordinator, the Swedish Association of the Deafblind. With him are officers of the Japan Deafblind Association Mr. Noboyuki Takahashi, Mr. Shinichi Hashima, and their deafblind interpreters Ms. Kana Hashimato, Ms. Momoko Haruno, Ms Kanae Hasumi  and English-Japanese interpreter Sachi Shirota.


 

Mr.Nilsson gives Conference details, Mr.Takahashi shows tactile signing and Mr. Hashima thanks NCDA.

 

 

Left photo: Mr.Bong Garcia and Mr. Purcil share project backgrounders and the above right photo shows the group marking all meeting agreements with a posterity shot.

Local experts Philippine School for the Deaf’s Principal Ms. Yolanda Capulong and Resources for the Blind’s Ms.Mila Wayno expressed support for the Conference and requested relevant details to guide the local team that would later assist in that world event.  These include the number of participants, venue, theme, program, international steering Committee and admin requirements, which Mr. Nilsson partially provided, complete details to be sent ASAP.

Acting ED Carmen Zubiaga, after a briefing on NCDA by DED Mateo A. Lee, Jr., assured the group that the Council would support the event and reiterated the need for the abovementioned info, including the possibility of funding local participants and other funding arrangements.

Mr. Nilsson admitted he felt ‘’scared’ of the big task when he had to take over Mr. Grandia who recently passed away, but was relieved after Ms. Carmen’s commitment to help, alongside partners present and to tap more, as soon as important inputs are in from the organizers.

As model, Mr. Noboyushi Takahashi gave a presentation of their Association’s programs for the Japanese deafblind, including technology and other communication tools, which highly impressed the group.

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MESSAGE OF MMDA CHAIRMAN ATTY. FRANCIS N. TOLENTINO in the Celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 5, 2012

MESSAGE OF CHAIRMAN ATTY. FRANCIS N. TOLENTINO

CELEBRATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

3 DECEMBER 2012 MMDA GROUNDS, MAKATI CITY

 

MAGANDANG UMAGA SA INYONG LAHAT.

NGAYONG ARAW AY GINUGUNITA NATIN ANG INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, HALOS ISANG BILYONG TAONG MAY KAPANSANAN NA NA HUMIGIT KUMULANG AY KINSE PORSYENTO NG POPULASYON SA BUONG MUNDO AYON SA WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION REPORT.

BILANG BAHAGI NG PAGDIRIWANG NATIN SA ARAW NA ITO, PAPARANGALAN NATIN ANG MGA TAONG NANGUNA SA INTERNATIONAL BRAILLE READING COMPETITION AT SA GLOBAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES. ITO PO AY PATUNAY NA WALA DAPAT MAGING HADLANG SA ANUMANG TALENTO O KAKAYAHAN NA MERON TAYO. CONGRATULATIONS PO.

PERSON WITH DISABILITIES OFTEN FACES MANY TYPES OF BARRIERS IN LIFE BUT THEIR PERSEVERANCE IS REMARKABLE. THESE BARRIERS MAY BE IN THE FORM OF BARRIERS IN THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, BARRIERS RELATING TO INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, OR EVEN BARRIERS EFFECTED BY LAWS OR POLICY, BE IT DIRECT OR INDIRECT.

PERO ANG MAS MAHIRAP NA HADLANG UPANG MABUHAY SILA NG NORMAL KATULAD NG IBANG TAO AY ANG DI PANTAY NA PAGTANGGAP O DISKRIMINASYON SA KANILA NG LIPUNAN. KUNG SUSURIIN NATIN MAS HIGIT SIALNG KAHANGA HANGA. BIGYAN NATIN SILA NG ATING PANG-UNAWA.

THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES RECOGNIZED THE IMPORTANT NEED TO REMOVE ALL FORMS OF BARRIERS AND DISCRIMINATION AND TO PROMOTE ACCESS AMONG OUR DIFFERENTLY BROTHERS AND SISTERS. THIS WE FULLY SUPPORT.

FOR THIS YEAR’S CELEBRATION, WE ADOPTED THE THEM “REMOVING BARRIERS TO CREATE AN INCLUSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE SOCIETY FOR ALL”. IT IS THEREFORE OUR SINCERE HOPE THAT IN THE REMOVAL OF THESE BARRIERS, WE WILL HELP THEM PARTICIPATE EFFECTIVELY IN THE SOCIETY.

MMDA, AS CHAIR OF THE NATIONAL WORKING COMMITTEE WITH THE HELP OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY AFFAIRS WHERE MMDA ACTIVELY PARTICIPATES, IS DOING OUR SHARE IN PROMOTING THE WELFARE OF OUR PWDs IN OUR PROGRAMS. ONE OF WHICH IS  THE PROVISION OF RAMPS AND MAN LIFT IN THE DESIGN OF OUR FOOTBRIDGES. WE ARE ALSO PROMOTING ACCESSIBILITY THROUGH OUR BICYCLES LANES, OUR BUS STOPS AND IN OUR OTHER ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMS.

AT THIS JUNCTURE, I CALL UPON EVERYONE, THE STAKEHOLDERS AND ALL OUR PARTNER AGENCIES, NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS, AND CIVIL SOCIETY, LET US ALL WORK TOGETHER TO PROMOTE THE WELFARE  AND ACCESSIBLITY OF OUR PWDs, SA PAG-UNLAD, WALA PONG DAPAT MAIWAN.

SAMASAMA TAYONG LAHAT SA PAGBABAGYO. MARAMING SALAMAT PO SA INYONG LAHAT.

 

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