Nov 26 2016

PAR COMMUNITY IN CAPIZ PROVINCE IS BORN

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23-26 November 2016, Roxas City – The Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Community in the Province of Capiz is born! Fifty-six (56) community leaders – pastors, college counsellors, school teachers, entrepreneurs, civil society representatives, and various non-government organization personnel – participated in this three-day training and workshop dubbed as Peace Theology and Disaster Response. PeaceBuilders Community, …

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Nov 11 2016

LISTENING AND LEARNING FROM THE YAKAN PEOPLE OF BASILAN

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11 November 2016, Basilan Province.  I learned a lot listening from various community leaders and sectoral representatives about their perceptions and understanding of the conflicts in their respective communities. After sharing with them the ‘PIN-CAB Tools for Conflict Analysis’ for the past three consecutive afternoons, 10 groups were able to crystalize and communicate their understanding …

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Nov 01 2016

CFP IS RECOGNIZED AS QUALITY STANDARD LEADER IN PHILIPPINE COFFEE INDUSTRY

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Last Saturday, 29 October 2016, Coffee For Peace, Inc. (CFP) was featured in a national television program called Reel Time, over GMA News TV. The coffee industry in the Philippines recognized CFP as a quality standard leader in the country. It was an honor to share our passion at CFP to train coffee farmers in many …

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Oct 30 2016

I’M GETTING TO KNOW MY BEING, MY ETHNIC IDENTITY, AND MY CALLING BETTER

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The 4th Indigenous Leaders’ Summit held in General Santos City last October 27-30,2016 was in many ways a rediscovery of Indigenous Peoples’ identity and common calls and challenges. I felt the warmth and happiness of the tribes from North to South as we joined together, to participate in the meeting, sharing experiences and finding our …

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Oct 17 2016

PBCI PARTICIPATED IN A CSO STRATEGIC MEETING ON DUTERTE’S PEACE AND CHANGE AGENDA

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15-16 October 2016. The past weekend was critical to the unified actions of various civil society organizations (CSOs) working together for justice and peace in the Philippines. 35 key CSO leaders across the country were convened in a stock taking and direction-setting exercise. This event was hosted by the Mindanao PeaceWeavers (MPW), in coordination with …

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Oct 07 2016

WATCHING DUTERTE ON TV: AFFECTIVE, COGNITIVE, AND VOLITIONAL MODES OF LISTENING

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Last night, my 80-year old Ate Lucy, my 70-year old Ate Edna, and I (who will be 60 years old next month), were watching President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech on TV while he was visiting the Philippine National Police Regional Headquarters in Butuan City. Ate Lucy is a retired local government public servant. Ate Edna was …

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Sep 27 2016

PBCI JOINS ALL-OUT-PEACE NETWORK IN ITS CEASEFIRE MECHANISM PROPOSAL

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016. The All-Out-Peace network representatives had a meeting with Sec. Hernani Agsalud Braganza — panel member of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) supervising the Reciprocal Working Committee on Ceasefire). USec. Braganza was accompanied by Atty. Antonio Arellano (GRP panel member), Lt.Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero (Commanding Officer of the …

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Sep 23 2016

WHAT’S IN MY HEART AS I PERSONALLY CELEBRATE ‘THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE’

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For the first time in the history of our people and our land, a Philippine president brought together all the revolutionary forces around the table-of-conversation. He even invited all these forces to help govern this nation. And 92% of us welcome this inclusive, transparent governance. For these, we rejoice and celebrate! I danced with other …

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Sep 17 2016

CONSTRUCTION OF POST-HARVEST PROCESSING PLANT ON TARGET

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PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee For Peace (CFP) has been working with the Balutakay Coffee Farmers Association (BACOFA) since 2013. We have exported BACOFA green coffee bean (GCB) products to the United States, and have steadily supplied 5 cafes with roasted coffee beans (RCB). Our quality has attracted large distributors locally and abroad, but …

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Sep 06 2016

ENJOYING STREET FOOD AND MASSAGE: A PEACEFUL DEFIANCE AGAINST TERROR

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Last Friday, 02 September 2016 at around 2210H PHT, the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), and possibly with the collaboration of powerful drug lords, detonated an improvised explosive devise (IED) in the middle of Davao City’s busy and crowded Roxas Night Market that killed 14 people and injured 67. Most of the victims were getting a street …

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