About HHID Philippines
Humanitarian Development Philippines
The Holistic Humanitarian Initiatives and Development, Inc. was formed in 2006 and was legally registered with the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2012. Starting as a Non-government organization (NGO), it focused on preventing drowning, promoting lifesaving services and overseeing lifesaving sport and water-related injury. It facilitated various training programs such as swimming, aquatic lifesaving, water rescue techniques, lifeguarding, water safety and first aid service including CPR to Misamis University and La Salle University in Ozamiz City, Local Government Units of Clarin and Don Victoriano, Misamis Occidental; Cidag of Region 9 of Labason, Zamboanga del Norte; Provincial Government of Lanao Del Norte and Philippine Coast Guard National Headquarters. Later, it became a project recipient of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution of the United Kingdom. By collaborating with other national and international organizations with shared goals, it spearheaded the global effort to reduce injury and death in, on, or around the water. This mission served as an opportunity to spread the Good News and disciple participants to grow in their faith to God.
HHID also reaches out the children and the out of school youth by providing them different skills training, which is used as an avenue to bring the Gospel to them. The children are taught basic swimming skills and simple water safety during summer. The out of school youth are provided with various skills that they can use later for their economic advancement. These youth are given all the opportunities to hear the gift of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Seeing the uncertainty of the plight of the drug victims, early in 2013, the then SB Councilor Dan M. Navarro of Clarin, Misamis Occidental, who is the HHID President, conceptualized the SALTU Program-Save (the non-users) And Love The (drug) Users as a community based rehabilitation program for drug victims belonging to low risk and low moderate categories. Since then, this program is implemented in different areas of Clarin, Misamis Occidental, municipalities of Bonifacio and Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental using the direct and comprehensive approaches to reach out all those who pledged to leave behind the dangerous drugs. Being holistic, the SALTU CBRP comprises platforms that cover the emotion, spiritual, physical, economic, psychological and social aspects of each of the drug victims. With a broad scope to offer, various trainings and seminars are provided to drug victims as a diversion program for them to successfully halt the usage of dangerous drugs. To attain sustainability, SALTU Committee and SALTU volunteers coming from their own respective areas are organized to perform as key players of the program implementation. Aside from that, SALTU CARE [stands for Church, Agencies, Rehab centers and Everyone] is formed to serve as the support group in safeguarding the drug victims not to revert into prohibited drugs.