Sports Limited: Dealing post traumatic stress & invisible wounds thru games, conversations

Volleyball and other indigenous games are approaches to decrease post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among survivors of violent conflict. Recently, EcoWEB engages some evacuees hosted in Iligan city in sports, arts, music, conversations and listening to help ease their tensions and feelings. EcoWEB sees the significance of introducing sports, even in limited circumstance, to bring…

Komixology and Arts: Psychosocial approach to healing

Two artists from Bicol who are currently volunteering at Ecoweb Inc. discussed Komixology and cultural arts as approach in psychosocial activities for children and youths in the evacuation centers and in-house evacuation sites. Noel C. Regachuelo and Daryl Kristopher Aguilar of Tabang Komunidad believe that “creative arts lighten the feelings of those who have experienced trauma…

96 evacuees receive hygiene kits, goods from OPAPP

Mini bags for women, medicines, mokna, hygiene kits, and grocery items. These were distributed to 96 persons at the evacuation center at barangay Saray, Iligan on June 27. This is part of the continuing humanitarian assistance given to evacuees from Marawi city hosted in Iligan for more than a month now. The goods came from…

NAPC-VDC calls for local stakeholders’ participation in Marawi Crisis’ response

The National Anti-Poverty Commission -Victims of Disasters and Calamities (NAPC-VDC) Sectoral Council convene for two days and deliberate various issues including the Marawi crisis situation. The sectoral council of NAPC fully supports the initiative of local NGOs in performing their humanitarian response to the massive displacement in Marawi city following the violent armed conflict between…