By Darlene Cay, VERA Files
All's well that ends well.
What started out as a potential dispute between a photographers’ group and an organization working in behalf of people with Down Syndrome turned into the seeds of collaboration, with both groups promising to cooperate on projects promoting persons with disabilities (PWDs).
Members of Monggi Productions, an abbreviation of the term “mongoloid na pogi” or handsome mongoloid, have apologized to the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines, Inc. (DSAPI) for using the derogatory term as part of its name. It has renamed itself OneShot Production.
The two groups met June 11 in an emotional encounter, especially for DSAPI members with children who have Down Syndrome. “There were a few tears...maybe in the process of explaining. We are parents, we love our children,” said DSAPI chairman Tony Pasia.
“Our position is to really try to educate the public in seeing our children the way we see them. Hopefully, by learning about it, they getRead More »from ‘Monggi’ group apologizes, changes its name