May 19 2011

PAR LA UNION IS FORMALLY ORGANIZED

On May 19, 2011, Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Community in the Province of La Union was formally organized. Pastors, bishops, and church leaders from the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) and the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) were joined with academic leaders, Christian NGO leaders, local government officials, police officers, and …

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May 10 2011

KOLAMBUGAN TOWN SIGNS A MOA WITH PBCI

Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte—The Municipality of Kolambugan, represented by Mayor Bertrand Lumaque; and PeaceBuilders Community Inc. (PBCI), represented by Krizanti Cruzado signed a Memorandum of Agreement for an Institutional Partnership on May 1O, 2011 at the Municipal Mayor’s Office.The partnership focuses on the major Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Programs—Peacebuilding HealthCare Program, PAR Fair Trade Coffee Farming, Transitional Justice Initiative, and other Socio-economic and Environmental Development Programs geared towards the attainment of …

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May 02 2011

PBCI INTERNS IMMERSE IN THE PHILIPPINE CULTURE

Peacebuilders Community Inc. (PBCI) invites interns that are willing to share their gifts and help in the peacebuilding ministry in our country. This year, we have three Canadian interns, who, during their stay in the country, are falling in love with the Philippine culture and the peacebuilding ministry in Mindanao. Each one of them is unique, …

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Mar 10 2011

PCEC ENGAGES MILF IN A PEACE DIALOGUE

09 MARCH 2011. COTABATO CITY—The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) and the Peace Panel of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) held an inter-faith dialogue on the newly-resumed peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the MILF. Bishop Efraim Tendero (PCEC National Director), Bishop John Tayoto (Chairman, PCEC Peace and Reconciliation …

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Mar 03 2011

CLSU PROF TRAINS BUGKAI FAIR TRADE FARMERS

On January 25, 2011, PBCI team travelled to Brgy. Binuangan, Dupax del Norte, Nueva Vizcaya. Bishop Edgardo Docuyanan welcomed us and led us to their church where we would conduct the seminar on coffee farming. Twenty six (26) farmers from the area and the nearby barangays attended. The team introduced Fair Trade Principles and Arabica …

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Feb 28 2011

PBCI ASSESSES COMMUNITY IMPACT OF PAR NUEVA ECIJA

FEB 21, 2011. Peace and Reconciliation Nueva Ecija (PAR NE) Reunion and Impact Assessment. On December 2009, Peacebuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) started a project on Disaster Risk Management. After a year, we have already trained one PAR community, consisting of 30 members, in the Province of Nueva Ecija. They were …

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Feb 09 2011

PBCI IMMERSES IN KALINGA’S STORIES AND CULTURE

On the third week of January 2011, PBCI team had an extraordinary experience in the Province of Kalinga. From Tabuk City, we had a three-hour roller coaster ride on a jeepney loaded with pigs, chickens, and rice. After the ride, we hiked a distance of 6 km uphill from 230 m/asl up to 680 m/asl.The …

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Feb 09 2011

AN ENCOUNTER WITH A BISHOP OF PEACE

Peacebuilders Community Inc. (PBCI)is resourcing the churches in the Philippines to spread the Peace gospel to the Body of Christ in this country. Last year, PBCI consulted the Matagoan Bodong Consultative Council (MBCC) of Tabuk, Kalinga about their peace negotiation culture and tradition. They embraced peace theology and were very much enthusiastic in applying this, …

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Jan 18 2011

VISITING THE ILONGOT ANCESTRAL DOMAIN

13 January 2011. I went to Binungan, Dupax del Norte to visit Bishop Edgardo Docuyanan and ask if he would be willing to coordinate the Peace and Reconciliation and coffee planting seminar. I traveled with his son, Elmer, who happened to be also residing in Munoz, Nueva Ecija while studying at the Central Luzon State …

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Dec 17 2010

AFP INSTITUTIONALIZES HR & IHL IN ITS SYSTEM

There seems to be a transformation happening in the AFP. I say this while fighting my own skepticism and as I determine to be volitionally hopeful. I have no filing system in my heart and mind about these two categories — “Human Rights” and “AFP”. My past experiences with them (many were traumatic) during the …

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