Christian Dirk Donn, IFES-AGENDA Project Manager, visited the Philippines for five days to meet with several DPOs, the Philippine Election Commission, student networks and other governmental agencies, working in the field of disability rights or elections. Many organizations expressed their appreciation for what AGENDA has been doing in the region as well as in the Philippines to this date.

Donn met with Carmen Zubiaga, the Acting Executive Director of the National Council of Disability Affairs (NCDA) to discuss potential areas for future collaboration and Commissioner Sarmiento of the Philippines Commission on Election (COMELEC) who has already been collaborating with AGENDA in the past.

Other organizations that Mr. Donn visited were KAMPI (Katipunan ng Maykapansanan sa Pilipinas Inc), AGENDA’s partner in the Philippines, AKAP-Pinoy, First Voters Network (FTV), SANGGUNIAN (Ateneo University Student Council), the Legal Network for Truthful elections (LENTE), and NAPC (National Anti-Poverty Campaign).