Jul 10 2017

PBCI STATEMENT ON SOME CHRISTIANS’ UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR DURING RELIEF OPERATIONS AMONG DISPLACED PERSONS FROM MARAWI

We, the PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), a national team of Christian peace and reconciliation missionaries, are deeply concerned and saddened by the behavior of some fellow Christians who have placed Bibles, translated in Maranao language, inside relief packs that were distributed in certain evacuation centers where displaced persons from Marawi are currently staying. We, at …

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Jun 30 2017

FINAL BUILDING PLANS AND RELEASE OF FUNDS HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR PAR EASTERN MINDANAO’S HOME

In behalf of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), I’m happy to report that I have signed the final plans of a small structure to be built in Valencia City. This is made financially possible through an impact partnership with GiversTrust, Inc. I’m grateful for the release of this fund to start the building construction next week. …

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Jun 22 2017

PBCI JOINS PEACEBUILDING NETWORK IN A PEACE AND SOLIDARITY MISSION TO MARAWI

19-21 June 2017. 50 leaders and representatives of civil society organizations who belong to the Mindanao PeaceWeavers met in Cagayan de Oro City to compare notes on their perspectives and activities in response to the Marawi Crisis. The group proceeded to Iligan then to Marawi for a Peace and Solidarity Mission. The general objectives of the …

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Jun 03 2017

HOW WE LOOK AT THE MARAWI CRISIS AND THE MINDANAO MARTIAL LAW

The Marawi Crisis started on 23 May 2017 when the Philippine government security forces and the Maute Group — who were joined by the Abu Sayyaf groups, and claimed themselves to be part of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — got engaged in a bloody armed clash. The skirmishes began when elements …

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May 29 2017

PAR TRAINING ALUMNI IN CAPIZ ORGANIZED THEMSELVES AS PROVINCIAL PAR COMMUNITY

23-27 May 2017.  The 241 graduates of Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Training Program in Capiz have organized themselves as founding members of the PAR movement in this province. The graduates selected 11 of their fellow PAR advocates to be the officers of the new Capiz PAR Community. They are: Jino Lumbo, President Rolly Payas, Vice …

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May 21 2017

PBCI CONSULTANTS GO FOR MINDANAO PEACE LEARNING TOUR

16-20 May 2017. Three Manila-based consultants of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) went on a five-day peace learning tour from Maguindanao, through North Cotabato and Davao del Sur, to Bukidnon. The tour participants included Landscape Architect AJ Moldez, Principal at AJM Designs; Dr. Aldrin Penamora, Manager at PCEC Centre for Christian-Muslim Dialogue; and, Joseph ‘Boyet’ Ongkiko, …

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May 13 2017

KALINGA CFP-PAR TEAM PREPARES TO START ‘CONRADO BALWEG PEACE FARM’

08-12 May 2017. The Kalinga Investing Partners of Coffee for Peace (CFP) spent a week in Davao City and completed the Introductory Seminar on Peace and Reconciliation Principles and Practice and a basic orientation on coffee processing and roasting. This is a preparatory requirement for all CFP investing partners and prospective operation managers.  The Kalinga …

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Apr 30 2017

WORLD EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE SENT ME TO THE AL-AZHAR INTERNATIONAL PEACE CONFERENCE

I participated at the Al-Azhar International Peace Conference in Cairo, Egypt last 27-28 April 2017 (1-2 Shaaban 1438 AH) which was attended by a group of leaders from around the world and from various faiths and worldviews. I was there as one of the two representatives of the Rev. Dr. Efraim Tendero, General Secretary of World Evangelical …

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Apr 25 2017

CPLA INVITES PBCI TO OBSERVE THEIR TALKS WITH GOVERNMENT PEACE NEGOTIATORS

24 April 2017 — The Cordillera Peoples’ Liberation Army (CPLA) invited representatives of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) to their dialogue with Sec. Jesus Dureza, the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process under the current Administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. PBCI sent me in my capacity as  Executive Vice President. With me was Ms. Maimai Lim, …

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Apr 05 2017

JOJI PANTOJA, OUR INA, HAS BEEN AWARDED AS ONE OF THE ‘2017 INSPIRING FILIPINA ENTREPRENEURS’

We’re inspired by the life and work of our Ina — Tagalog term of respect for ‘mother’. Joji Pantoja is the CEO of Coffee For Peace, Inc. (CFP) and our Ina at PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI). The partnership between CFP and PBCI in advocating Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) principles and practices was once again affirmed …

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