Cristina Gruta, Catbalogan City

Cristina Gruta, Catbalogan City
“My experience in the training taught me that no one should be afraid to speak their mind. Especially if you know you are right. No one should silence their voice for the sake of avoiding conflict. And never subject yourself to people’s judgment of you because of your disability. You can be so much more than your weakness and you can find strength from it.”

Rodora Jumaday, Calbayog City

Rodora Jumaday, Calbayog City
“I was happy to be with other persons with disability. We shared many stories and experiences. We were happy learning about basic life support, simple bookkeeping - because I can use that in our store. We also learned about advocacy that can be helpful when negotiating with government agencies and how to defend the rights of persons with disability.”

Mary Ann Del Monte, Catbalogan City

Mary Ann Del Monte, Catbalogan City
“I learned my Rights as a Human and that increased my self-esteem...The different methods during the training, especially drawing which I personally like, gave me an opportunity to express freely my ideas and emotions without being judged”

Lemuel Miano, Calbayog City

Lemuel Miano, Calbayog City
“Our training about UNCRPD is a huge help. It tackled the rights of persons with disabilities and the possible actions we can do for our sector. The law is here but there is lack of implementation and commitment. We need to fight for our rights. In joining these training's,  I learned how to do advocacy.”