Philippines: Report for APNIL(January-March, 2007)

Early this year, Life Haven conducted its first fund raising to finance some of its necessary expenditures. We sold raffle tickets to our community and friends. In general, it is a very successful activity and we would like to do it again in a much bigger scale.

On the other hand, the Department of Health approved the project proposal submitted by Mr. Abner Manlapaz thru the National Anti-Poverty Commission for Persons with Disabilities. It is a P250,000 worth of project to conduct peer counseling workshops for persons with disabilities. The first workshop participants will be coming from Metro Manila only while the second workshop will be coming from Sta. Rosa Laguna and Cainta Rizal. If there are enough funds, we will also conduct training workshops at Cagayan De Oro and Nueva Ecija. The funds are expected to be released this coming April, 2007.

We also plan to operate an IL Center with regular staffs working in the center. We saw this as a necessity to show to the possible supporters and as well as participants of the training workshops how IL Center works in the community, its benefits, and its necessity to support the life of persons with disabilities especially the severely disabled persons. For this reason, we would like to have it as soon as possible and we already started soliciting support to realize this goal.

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To Asia Pacific Network for IL Center Dear friends, We hope this mail finds you well. Asia Pacific Network for IL Center (APNIL) starts e-group on January 20, 2007. Initial members of this e-group are mainly composed of trainees of APCD IL seminar on December 2006. If you have friends who also participated into APCD IL seminars, please encourage them to participate into this e-group. To this group, you can remove and add your personal e-mail address by informing the administrators. As to organizations’ mail address, this group continues to deliver messages. Individuals and organizations which concern with IL in Asia will be members of this e-group. We would like to open this group not only to ex-APCD trainees but also to participants into Daskin training programs, JICA IL projects and any other IL training programs, and develop Asian IL network. English is the basic language of this group. Hence, please inform someone who want to participate but cannot use English to find assistance for translation into own languages. If we are suggested that some information in ML of this e-group be informed to related agencies, professionals or mass-media for promotion of our movement, we will upload that information to our web site after determination of committee members who were chosen at APCD training course in the last December. Our web site will be opened near future. Of course, we will ask for permission to informants of information about upload. To this ML, please share your activities from the last December briefly. I hope this e-group will contribute to development of IL centers in Asia-Pacific. Best regards, Committee Members of APNIL Committee members of APNIL: Japan Mr. Shoji Nakanishi Malaysia Mr. Yong Wah Hee Mr. Peter Tan Pakistan Mr. Shafiq-U-Rehman Philippines Mr. Abner Nguyen Manlapaz Ms. Garaldine Pilapil Ruiz Thailand Mr. Theerayut Sukolthan
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