Category Archive: PAR COMMUNITIES

These are articles on specific activities and events of the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) communities in some of the 81 provinces in our country where we have developed partnerships. PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. or PAR Philippines has no administrative control over these organizations, communities, religious groups, or business corporations who have embraced PAR Principles and Practices. We simply cast the vision, provide training, and serve as consultants as each of them develop their respective sustainability as a part of a national network of PAR Communities.

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 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 …

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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, …

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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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Mar 30 2017

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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Mar 10 2017

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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Feb 04 2017

THE ROOTS OF PAR KALINGA IS GROWING DEEPER

Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) is a long-term process and commitment. The beginnings of PAR Kalinga started seven years ago. Our approach was to listen and learn and seek the Spirit’s leading on how to proceed. We are still listening, and will continue to listen to the voice of the Spirit as our relationship takes root …

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Jan 28 2017

TALA EXPLORES PARTNERSHIP WITH CONVENTION OF PHILIPPINE BAPTIST CHURCHES

Twinkle ‘Tala’ Bautista is our PAR Partnership Designer and Inclusive Development Mentor assigned in Panay Island. Her major task is to establish connections with various Christian groups, government agencies, and civil society organizations for the purpose of sharing Peace and Reconciliation principles and practice as an approach towards inclusive, transformational development.   Through word of …

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Jan 01 2017

WE’VE SET OUR NAVIGATING PRINCIPLES IN SAILING THROUGH THE UNCERTAINTIES OF 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!   Doing peace and reconciliation (PAR) ministry in the Philippines in 2017 is like sailing across the ocean. The government’s map is not complete. There are no clear signposts for peace. There are no permanent landmarks on human security. The geo-political horizon is an ever-changing body of water. We navigate through the global …

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