This page features the news on disability from Philippines in the Debrief Library. See also news from other countries.


Accessibility and Design

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The Accessibility Law: 40 years of disappointment (Nov, The Manilla Times)


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Supporting OPDs Covid-19 response: reflections from the Philippines (Dec, CBM Australia)

Civil Society and Community

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On the Debrief: “I'm not rebellious” an interview with Abner Manlapaz, lifelong activist. (May)

Data and Research

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Functional Difficulty in the Philippines: results from the 2020 census of population and housing. “Nearly nine in every 100 persons (8.7%) had at least one domain of functional difficulty. Females accounted for 55.6 percent.” (Oct, PSA)

Economics and Social Protection

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The Cost of Raising Children with Disabilities. Not only do children with disabilities cause expenditure 40-80% greater than those without, poverty rates are 50% higher in households with children with disabilities. (Sep, UNICEF)

Humanitarian, Migrants and Refugees

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The Humanitarian Needs and Priorities identified after Super Typhoon Rai includes mentions of persons with disabilities. (Dec, Relief Web)

International Cooperation

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CBM partners with women leaders to create movement of change for disability “we are supporting the establishment of a federation of disability organisations in the Philippines to collect comprehensive data related to disability inequalities”. (Mar, CBM Australia)

Policy and Rights

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