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In 2013 CBM and its 506 partner organisations supported 672 projects in 68 countries, with a programme expenditure of EUR 60.5 million, reaching more than 10.5 million people in the poorest parts of the world.
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CBM, partners collaborate towards Inclusive Eye Health in the Philippines

Collaboration of CBM and partners to create Inclusive Eye Health MYP in the Philippines.


Philippine Partners Meeting strengthens collaboration with project partners

CBM Philippines gathered 30 partners through the Philippine Partners Meeting on November 13-15, 2017.


Featured Partner: Simon of Cyrene

Simon of Cyrene has been CBM Philippines' partner since 1983. The organisation aims to empower persons with disabilities for them to improve their quality of life and help them become proactive members of society.


Together we can do more

CBM-Asia South East Regional Director Rainer Guetler shares updates regarding the future direction of CBM Philippines. He also talks about the Post-Emergency Response Implementation Programme (PERIP) in the Philippines.


Happy Holidays from CBM Philippines!

Holiday greetings from CBM Philippines


Partner Eye Doctor: One of the IAPB Eye Health Heroes

Dr. Redentor Rabino, a partner ophthalmologist of Cataract Foundation - CBM's partner in Inclusive Eye Health, is named one of the Eye Health Heroes by the IAPB.


Community Mental Health Partner Awarded

Dra. Lourdes Ignacio, project director of the World Association for Psychosocial and Rehabilitation, Philippines (WAPR), is given the ‘Geminiano T. de Ocampo Visionary Award for Medical Research’ on October 12, 2017.


Livelihood Cluster led the Employers Forum

CBM Philippines Livelihood Cluster conducted an Employers Forum, participated by local government units and private organisations.


Early Childhood Care and Development Providers learn from CBM and partners

CBM Philippines and partners organisations shared their expertise during the Early Childhood Care and Development Providers Conference.


CBM and partners join the National Mental Health Fair

CBM Philippines, together with partners from the Bicol Region, joined the National Mental Health Fair led by the Department of Health.


CBM joins 'Walk for Sight 2017'

CBM staff joined 'Walk for Sight 2017' in celebration of Sight Saving month.


48 persons with disabilities to benefit from shelter project

CBM-ASE partner Resources for the Blind, Inc. (RBI) turned over 13 duplex houses in Bogo City, Cebu.


PAVIC holds 5th Parents Congress

The Parent Advocates for Visually Impaired Children, Inc. (PAVIC) held its 5th Parents Congress on May 12, 2017 at Quezon City, Philippines.


A gift for the future

From 2013 to 2016, Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) supported prevention of blindness programs in the Philippines through a ‘Seeing is Believing’ (SiB) program for CBM’s partner Cataract Foundation Philippines (CFPI). Volunteers of the Standard Chartered Bank Philippines were actively involved, especially in assisting with school-screening programmes.


A hub of empowerment for persons with disabilities to rise soon

CBM joins the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Model Disability and Resource Development Center (DRDC).


Better services for children with visual impairment now available in Western Visayas

CBM funded a handheld keratometer which allows children to see much better after surgery.


Interview with our accessibility officer in the Philippines

On Global Acessibility Awareness Day 2015, we speak with one of our accessibility experts in the Philippines


Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby)

CBM has contacted all partners potentially affected by the Philippines' latest typhoon, and none have reported casualties or major damage


Typhoon Haiyan - One year later

One year after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, CBM and partners continue to work to ensure disability inclusion at all levels of response


Celebrating Humanitarian Heroes in the Philippines

This World Humanitarian Day 2014 we are highlighting our partners in the Philippines- ADPI


Innovative DRR - Pacific Disability Forum wins new award

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) work of Pacific Disability Forum is recognised as they win Pacific Innovation and Leadership Award for Resilience


Launch of Aging and Disability Task Force in Philippines

CBM and other international NGOs launch the Aging and Disability Task Force (ADTF) in the Philippines, to ensure full inclusiion in humanitarian responses


Typhoon Haiyan - six months on

Six months since Typhoon Haiyan, CBM and partners are working to ensure that people with disabilities are included at all levels of recovery


Contributing to Haiyan recovery

CBM partner, Association of Disabled Persons Iloilo (ADPI) Cooperative, contributes to mainstream recovery by building furniture for schools


Haiyan - access to education

Rebuilding resource centres that were destroyed by typhoon Haiyan, so restoring education for children with disabilities


Philippines - typhoon Haiyan

CBM and partners working to ensure that persons with disabilities are not forgotten in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan


Haiyan - disability inclusive recovery

Ageing and Disability Focal Points (ADFPs) provide the link between persons with disabilities recovering from Haiyan and essential public services


Access 2020: Race to Success

This is the second year of advocacy race and fun for persons with disability


Beauty on Wheels, Signs and Visions

Empowered ladies with beauty, brains and confidence


Training on CBM Prevention Toolkits in Timor Leste

Development agencies based in Timor Leste participate in training on the use of toolkits in early identification and intervention


SEAPRO Holds TOT on Monitoring and Learning System

Training on the new tool on how to collect and capture changes


Typhoon Haiyan - Question & Answers

In November 2013 the Philippines was struck by one of the most powerful typhoons on record - CBM explains the effect on persons with disabilities


CBM SEAPRO conducts Philippine Partners' Meeting

A three-day momentous event for CBM-SEAPRO and among its 30 partners in the country was held to strengthen collaboration and partnership


Training on CBM templates and reports in Indonesia

CBM Indonesia Coordination Office conducted a training on CBM templates and human interest story to five partners in the country


Disaster risk - CBM working to build more resilience

CBM is part of the DiDRR network to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in building resilience for the communities


Typhoon Bopha - CBM providing access to basic needs

A severe typhoon caused extensive damage in the Philippines in December 2012 - CBM Emergency Response Unit is supporting persons with disabilities


Manila flooding

CBM monitors the effect of monsoon flooding, which struck Manila, Philippines in August 2012


Training on CBM reporting requirements

Asia South East Regional Office conducted a training for Philippine partners on properly completing the CBM reporting templates


One million USD donated to CBM partner in Philippines

Cataract Foundation of the Philippines, a CBM partner for twenty years, receives one million USD from Standard Chartered Bank


Indonesia: Sumatra earthquake

Sumatra, an island in the northwestern Indonesia, has been hit by powerful earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale


Philippines: CBM’s response to tropical storm Washi

CBM’s priorities in Northern Mindanao: identifying persons with disabilities, responding to their specific needs and coordinating with other stakeholders


Philippines: chaos and horror after the storm

A CBM local partner reports on the hours after the storm hit


Philippines: 640,000 people affected by tropical storm

The southern Philippines has been hit by tropical storm Washi, which caused a thousand deaths. CBM deploys assessment mission


Race for Inclusion

Persons with disability participated in an advocacy race 'Access 2020: Race to Success' in the Philippines


Second Asia Pacific CBR Congress

CBM and partners attend the second Asia Pacific CBR Congress, November/December 2011 in the Philippines


Disability & Inclusive Development - CBM Indonesia

A training on Disability & Inclusive Development held in CBM Indonesia Country Office in June 2010


Royal title for CBM's Dr. Andrew Mohanraj

'Kanjeng Raden Aryo' - a high ranking title - was given to Dr Mohanraj in appreciation of CBM’s long standing support to the people of Java


Japanese earthquake and tsunami

CBM is closely monitoring the situation, but reports that there has been no impact on donor-funded projects in the region


Mt. Merapi subsides, slow recovery begins

CBM supports partner Yakkum Rehabilitation Center in dealing with the influx of people requiring help


Philippine Strategic Partners Meeting

Philippine Strategic Partners Meeting held last July 15 & 16, 2010


Mt. Merapi eruption worsens

CBM-supported programme Yakkum Rehabilitation Center has been evacuated, moving vulnerable people to safer accommodation


From rubble to rehabilitation

Sustainable community based rehabilitation emerges from Indonesian earthquake


Updated: Philippines typhoon

On 18th October 'super typhoon' Megi struck the Philippines, causing severe damage to infrastructure and rice harvests



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