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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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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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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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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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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CAPIZ PAR MOVEMENT EXTENDS TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES

I have this privilege of witnessing firsthand how the pastors apply Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) principles to their lives and ministries. For the past 10 months, a total of 235 local pastors and community leaders from all over Capiz Province have finished the Basic PAR Training. Some key leaders have invited the PBCI PAR Consulting …

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OUR CEO AFFIRMS PBCI PARTICIPATION IN A CAPACITY-BUILDING CONSORTIUM

The consortium is called Project CHIC (Capacity-building for Humanitarian Initiatives in Capiz) and is consisted of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), Philippine Relief and Development Services (PHILRADS), and International Care Ministries (ICM).   The project proposal was approved 10 months ago and actual implementation has been going on for the past 9 months. The funding partners include StartNetwork, ChristianAid, …

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THE ‘MORO-IP-SETTLERS KINSHIP AFFIRMATION’ ENERGIZES MY DREAMS AND VISION FOR MY PEOPLE

March 8, 2017 is the celebration of the International Women’s Day. This is to commemorate the struggle for women’s rights and celebrate the political, social, economic and cultural achievement of women throughout history.   Today, I’m also in a celebration of love, joy, peace, unity and renewal of commitment. I’m here at the Ancestral Territories …

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JOJI REPRESENTED PBCI AT MWC EXECUTIVE AND COMMISSIONS MEETINGS IN GERMANY

Augsburg, Germany, 13-16 February 2017.  Joji Pantoja, our Chief Operations Officer at PeaceBuilders Community, participated at the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) executive and commissions meeting. She was there specifically to attend to her responsibilities as chairperson of the MWC Peace Commission.   Joji was excited to report the following accomplishments of the MWC Peace Commission …

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PEACE ADVOCATES: “NO TO ALL-OUT WAR! YES TO ALL-OUT PEACE!”

Our hearts and minds resonate with the voices of our colleagues at the ALL-OUT PEACE MOVEMENT.   ALL-OUT PEACE RATHER THAN ALL-OUT WAR   Alarmed by the recent announcement of an all-out war by the Philippine government through Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana against the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA) and …

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