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“Feedback Report on Training Seminar
entitled “Enhancing Leadership and Networking Skills of
Leaders with Disabilities in the Rural Areas of the Philippines”

The capacity development project was conceptualized to enhance leadership and networking skills of existing leaders as well as potential leaders with disabilities in Antique Province. The training seminar entitled “Enhancing Leadership and Networking Skills of Leaders with Disabilities in the Rural Areas of the Philippines” was organized and sponsored by Dr. June Ann Rosale De Vera spearheaded by Ms. Eunice Marie Factor, who is a Disability Equality Training (DET) Trainer – DET Philippine Coordinator and Freelance Disability Consultant, who provided technical support in conducting and facilitating the abovementioned training seminar with the cooperation of Antique Persons with Disability Affairs Office and Antique Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office. The seminar training was held at San Jose, Antique on March 11, 2017. This one day activity was also supported by the PRAM.

The objectives of the seminar are (1) to better understand the social model of disability in order to become effective active leaders in their community; (2) to enhance the capacity of leaders of the Disabled People Organizations/Self-Help Groups (DPOs/SHGs) in leading and developing activities and linkages with potential partners and supporters; and (3) to develop achievable action plan to motivate and support focal persons to initiate move on establishing Person with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) in their respective towns especially those identified 15 towns which up to now do not have PDAO yet. It also aims create disability advocacy activities in barangay/ municipal level.

Participants of this training seminar were composed of twenty eight (28) leaders with disabilities who are focal persons of PDAO and PWD associations together with the local officials working with disability sector from eighteen (18) towns of Antique province. Antique Province is located in Western Visayas -Region VI. It is consist of 18 towns including San Jose De Buenavista, the capital of the province.

The structure of this training seminar was designed to elevate understanding on the social model concept of the potential leaders and existing leaders with disabilities on leadership and networking. It is essential to escalate their knowledge and skills to initiate an innovative sustainable local community disability related programs/project/activities and strengthen existing Self-Help Groups/Organizations in their towns. Training methodology used was facilitated participatory learning with mix of lecture, interactive group activities and formulation of action plan to be implemented in their respective towns.

The one-day training seminar was conducted and facilitated by Ms. Eunice Factor, resource person, DET Philippine Coordinator, Ex-participant of DET TOT Malaysia under JICA Malaysia Project and 2016 Knowledge Co-Creation program (KCCP) entitled “Development of Leadership and Networking of Persons with Disabilities” organized and sponsored by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Output of the training was formulation of participants’ action plans based on what the knowledge learned from this training. It was observed that during the sessions, many leaders expressed their willingness to re-echo of DET, Peer Counseling and other disability related infornation on leadership and networking; and pursue the implementation of PDAO in their towns although some of them revealed that some local governments in these towns where there are no existing PDAO Offices have not initiated move yet to support the establishment of PDAO. ”


National Coordinator
Name: Ms Eunice M. Factor (CP)
Organisation: NHE Project Assistant, NCDA
Tel/Fax: 02-932-3389
Cell: 0919-311-0503
E-mail: eunicefactor(at)

DET Facilitators
Name: Mr. Erlito Calambro (orthopaedic impairment)
Organisation: PWDs Federation of New Lucena
Tel: 0910-6672308

Name: Ms. Ma. Ckeesandra Lyn P. Solinap (orthopaedic impairment)
Organisation: PWDs Federation of New Lucena
Tel: 0907-6051483

Name: Mr. Paciano Seguva Flamiano (orthopaedic impairment)
Organisation: PWDs Federation of New Lucena
Tel: 0909 630 8573

Name: Ms. Janine Arriesgado Soliva (orthopaedic impairment)
Organisation: Iloilo Provincial Federation of Differently-Abled Person
Tel: (33) 329-2905
Fax: (33) 329-2905
E-mail: janine_soliva07(at)

Name: Angelyn Caddiangga Dellosde (Epilepsy)
Organisation: ADP Antique San Jose Chapter
Tel: 7865
Fax: 540 7965
Cell No. 0909 3306636
Email: angeldellosde(at)

Name: Ms. Mary Jane B. Villanueva (orthopaedic impairment)
Organisation: Differently-Abled Person Federation
Tel: 0928 2006060

Name: Mr. Joseph Rabanes (orthopaedic impairment)
Organisation: Differently-Abled Person Federation
Tel: 0905 630 9562

Name: Ms. Marites Bacarisas (Blind)
Organisation: Differently-Abled Person Federation
Tel: 0920 638 5931

Name: Mr. Jose Ver Abragan Arda (orthopaedic impairment)
Organisation: Haci D Oro
Tel: (88) 857 3561 / (88) 273 7958
Cell: 0918 3598022
E-mail: jver09(at)

Name: Ms. Hazel Dangcal Bual (Deaf)
Organisation: Philippine Federation of the Deaf Inc.
Tel: 0927 4038348
Email: philfedeaf(at)

Name: Mr. Rolando Tilo Fernandez (orthopaedic impairment)
Organisation: National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA)
Tel: 932 6422, 9515925
Fax: 951 5925 loc 107
Cell: 0920 906 2196
E-mail: rolz54(at)

Name: Mr. Agusto Almar Aure Pantaleon (orthopaedic impairment)
Organisation: Department of National Defence
Tel: 4216698
Cell: 0921 966 5901/ 0927 533 6044
E-mail: pantymar8816(at)

Name: Ms. Lalaine Miranda Guanzon (orthopaedic impairment)
Organisation: Circle of Friends Foundation
Tel: 779-2403
Cell: 0909 684 6291

Name: Mr. Antonio Procorpio P. Ilagan (CP)
Organisation: Cerebral Palsied Association of the Philippines (CPAP)
Tel: 448 9640
Fax: 732 4219
Cell: 0929 298 6526
E-mail: cpap_2003(at)

Name: Mr. John Paredes (Blind)
Organisation: Saint Louie University Inclusive Education
Tel: (074) 309-3973
Cell: 0926 246 9697
Email: johnlparedes(at)

Name: Mr. Melanio Roma Santella Jr. (orthopaedic impairment)
Organisation: National Youth Commission (NYC)
Tel: 781 2372
Fax: 781 2372
Cell: 0920 910 9983
E-mail: santellamelanio(at)

Name: Ms Eunice M. Factor (CP)
Organisation: NHE Project Assistant, NCDA
Tel/Fax: 02-932-3389
Cell: 0919-311-0503
E-mail: eunicefactor(at)

Name: Ms. Rosario Rachelle S. Tansiatco (Deaf)
Organisation: Miriam College-Southeast Asian Institute for the Deaf, Philippine
Tel: 63+(0) 422 2321440 / 63+(0) 9178459333
Email: rtansiatco(at)

Name: Mr. Antony Senabuen Bangeles (Physical)
Organisation: Persons with Disability Assocation of New Lucena iloilo, Philippine
Tel: 63+(0) 33-396-23-73 / 63+(0) 333962373
Email: mylesus102(at)

Name: Ms. Chona M. Sabo (Physical)
Organisation: Differently-abled Person, Philippine
Tel: 63+(0) 754611 / 63+(0) 9067199039
Email: shynee21_4906(at)

Name: Ms. Grace D. Servas (Wheelchair user)
Organisation: PWD Assoc. of New Lucena, Iloila
Email: pwdanlifed(at)

Name: Ms. Analyn V. Porras (Physical)
Organisation: Assoc. of Disabled Person’s, Iloilo (ADP-I)
Tel: 63 033 329 2905 / 63 0920 380 6140

Name: Mr. Mendoza, Rodolfo Agustin (Orthopedic Disability)
Organisation: Nueva Ecija Association of PWD, PMC
Address: NemCoop Bldg, Maharlika Hi-way, Mayapyap Sur, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Tel: 63044-9103-116303
Email: rodolfo_mendoza06(at) / neapwd_coop(at)

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