Category: Central and Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula and Northern Mindanao

Regional News in Central and Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula and Northern Mindanao covering Regions VII, VIII, IX and X

“e-PDAO Network” Launched

To seal the recently concluded ‘’Philippine Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) Congress”, held in Bayview Plaza Hotel on August 15-17, 2012, PDAO Officers/focal persons  signed the Manifesto of Commitment/”e-PDAO Network”, to spur and serve as hub in rolling out national disability programs most effectively. [...] 

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Mary Jane Villanueva, Opol’s Most Outstanding PWD 2012

Proud Mayor Dexter Yasay recently awarded Mary Jane Villanueva, Opol Federation of PWDs’ Vice President, as the “Most Outstanding PWD” for 2012.  Launched to kick off Opol’s 2012 NDPR Week with a motorcade,  this aims to raise awareness on the beauty and potentials of PWDs as productive citizens of Opol. [...] 

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CHEDROD on Program Accessibility

CHEDRO 9 is an active member-agency of the Regional Council on Disability Affairs which is mandated as the governments’ focal agency on disability-related concerns at the regional level. As part of its commitment the office regularly attend the quarterly meetings of the RCDA, which is the working body to promote, implement and monitor various programs and projects for the sector. For SY 2011-2012 there are six (6) PWDs scholars of the Commission in region 9 among the many on-going grantees. Slots for persons with disabilities for scholarship is a continuing program every year. Some PWD graduates manifested their gratefulness to CHED and even write us letter of gratitude. [...] 

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2011 Outstanding Micro-entrepreneur of Naga City

Photo of Ms. Fe Carranza

In one of the training on results-based management, monitoring and evaluation I conducted for the GREAT Women Project of the Philippine Commission on Women, I met one extraordinary woman entrepreneur by the name of Fe Buangin Carranza, 50, a polio victim since the age of 3, who has been awarded 2011 Outstanding Micro-entrepreneur of Naga City.  I conducted the training on monitoring and evaluation for the Metro Naga Development Council on March 28-30, 2012 at the Avenue Square Hotel in Naga City.  On the weekend after the training I decided to visit this outstanding lady entrepreneur of Naga City. [...] 

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

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. 

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