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Workshop opens door to Sibulan Volunteering

On June 29, 2019, our Deaf leaders Mrs. Jessie Susan Flores - Lo and Ms. Clea Mae Palahang, joined our friends from Philippine National Association of Sign Language Interpreters, Ms. Ishat Hortelano and Mr. Hillton John Edrial for a mini seminar - workshop to volunteer interpreters of St. Anthony de Padua Parish in Sibulan, Negros Oriental. Mrs. Jessie Susan gave a lecture about Deaf Culture and Sensitivity while Ms. Clea Mae gave an overview about Filipino Sign Language and tips on How to Communicate with Deaf persons. See more

Integration of all Deaf Delegates and Campers

On May 15-19, 2019, the Philippine Federation of the Deaf (PFD) held its 8th General Assembly with the theme “Beyond Filipino Sign Language Law: Moving Forward”. The event was hosted by Deaf Boholanos Society, Inc. at Elijah Spiritual Center, Taloto District, Tagbilaran City, Bohol. It also served as a venue for exchanging current information and recent developments between our participants and our Federation. See more

17th Effata Deaf and Beyond

It was with great pleasure that our organization, Dumaguete Effata Association of the Deaf celebrated its 17th Anniversary last March 30 and 31, 2019 with the “FSL Laws: Celebrating Our Identity, Strengthening the Deaf Community”. The said event was held in Dumaguete City being strategically accessible for our Deaf brothers and sisters coming from the North and South towns and cities of the province. See more

Four Deaf-led Break the Silence

Stairway initiated Break the 2nd Silence National Network (BTSNN) to a certain number of Deaf local organizations. Mrs. Jessie Susan Lo, vice-president Dumaguete Effata Association of the Deaf was one of four Deaf representatives participate in said Annual Conference. See more

Binay calls on gov’t to fast-track release of IRR on FSL Act

Senator Nancy Binay on Tuesday called on the government to fast-track the release of the implementing rules and regulations on the Filipino Sign Language Act. Binay directed her appeal to the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino and other government agencies concerned as she welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of the measure into law. See more

Climate Change and Resilient Asian Deaf Youth

The first-time Philippine Federation of the Deaf Youth Section (PFD-YS) is the host country for 9th Asian Deaf Youth Camp and the World Federation of the Deaf Regional Secretariat for Asia Youth Section (WFDRSA-YS) held on October 14 – 20, 2018 at the Hidden Valley Wave and Mountain Resort in Pinamungahan, Cebu, Philippines. See more

In observance of the International Day of Sign Language

The first International Day of Sign Language was commemorated last September 28, 2018 with the theme: “With Sign Language, Everyone is Included”, held at the Hall City conference room. See more

Deaf Child Abuse, Prevention and Awareness Seminar

In Iloilo City, the Diamond Jubilee Hall was held last August 24, 2018 with Ms. Clea Mae Palahang, Committee Member of Dumaguete Effata Association of the Deaf, Inc. (DEAF, Inc.) as our guest signer. This seminar is to raise awareness to the Deaf students to prevent themselves being a victim from the people who harms them. See more

Senate approves Filipino Sign Language bill

The Senate today passed on third and final reading a bill declaring the Filipino Sign Language (FSL) as an official medium of instruction and mode of communications in the country to promote the rights of deaf persons. See more

Darkness to Light: Deaf Child Abuse Prevention

In collaboration with the Deaf Boholanos Society Inc. and Clea Mae Palahang who conducted in Tagbilaran High School Hearing Impaired, Tagbilaran City with their lecture learning about "For Deaf Child Sexual Abuse Protection and Anti-Drugs Illegals" last July 30, 2018. See more

House approves Filipino Sign Language Act

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to declare Filipino Sign Language (FSL) as the national sign language of the Filipino deaf. See more

Filipino Sign Language Lesson for DRRMO

In the observance of the 40th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week 2018, the Dumaguete Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office first time joined in Basic Filipino Sign Language and sharing the knowledge, which took place at Dumaguete City High School last July 24, 2018. See more

21th General Assembly - Social Watch Philippines

Mr. Rommel Lo, Dumaguete Effata Association of the Deaf shares the experience of persons with disabilities in engaging the local budget process.


Related to Deaf Life and Reduce the Pollution Plastic Bag

The use of recyclable fabric bags to replace non-biodegradable plastic bags is a practice which is becoming very popular because of increased awareness about the environment. So keep the livelihood ongoing and by our colleague of Mr. Rommel Lo, proposal project in 2014. See more

Congratulate to Deaf Winner of Our Colleague

We have the pleasure to announce that Mr. Rommel Lo have received the winner of the MIT Climate Colab contest on "Anticipating Climate Hazards" hosted by the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence and the UN Climate Resilience Initiative (A2R). He would be an opportunity to meet with the UN Climate Resilience Initiative's Leadership Group - some of the world leading experts on climate resilience. See more