Category: 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.

Oct 30 2016

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

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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Sep 17 2016

CONSTRUCTION OF POST-HARVEST PROCESSING PLANT ON TARGET

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

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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Aug 15 2016

WESTERN MINDANAO PAR LEADERS COMPLETE THIRD LEVEL TRAINING

07-13 August 2016 — Zamboanga City. A group of 16 Peace and Reconciliation leaders from Tawi-Tawi, Sulu, Basilan, and Zamboanga gathered for a week-long intensive training on Peace and Reconciliation Principles and Practice.   This is the third of a three-part course that is composed of the following areas of study:   Introduction to Social …

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May 26 2016

WE ARE NOW PARTNERS WITH ‘JUST PROJECTS PHILIPPINES FOUNDATION’

Just Projects Philippines Foundation (JPPF) is now a partner of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee for Peace (CFP). The major points-of-convergence between PBCI-CFP and JPPF is PAR. PAR is a set of theological principles and peacebuilding practices we refer to as Peace and Reconciliation — that is, harmony with the Creator (spiritual transformation), with one’s …

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Apr 10 2016

METRO MANILA PEACEBUILDERS COMMUNITY IS BORN

The PeaceBuilders Community in MetroManila is now a worshipping body. For the past few years, a group of friends, supporters, members, adherents, and consultants of PeaceBuilders Community in the MetroManila Area have been dreaming of a Sunday morning worship event where they can sing praises to the Creator using the native language and indigenous tunes …

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Feb 25 2016

SUMACHER TRIBE IN KALINGA INVITES PBCI FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

We were invited by the Sumacher Tribe of the Upper Kalinga to explore an inclusive development partnership with them starting with coffee production and marketing. This is part of our long term relationship with the Kalinga people that started in 2010. Twinkle Alngag Bautista, or Tala for those who are close to her, is the …

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Feb 20 2016

PAR-BASED INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT MULTIPLIES IN EASTERN MINDANAO

The PAR movement in Eastern Mindanao is growing faster than we have anticipated. PAR Bukidnon now have their own coffee buying and processing operations complete with all equipment. Because of this, more coffee farming communities are joining the Coffee For Peace network. Meanwhile, a number of people’s community organizations are working together towards inclusive development …

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Feb 11 2016

‘JUST PROJECTS, INC.’ AND PBCI PARTNER TOWARDS INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

Just Projects Philippines Foundation, Inc. (JPPF) is dedicated to achieving social justice in the Philippines. Recently, they invited a team of farmers, agriculturists, produce marketing specialists, community organizers, and inclusive development strategists from among the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) network in Eastern Mindanao and the Greater Davao Area. Our team visited Redemption Farm on the …

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Feb 05 2016

RELATIONAL PRIVILEGES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN PEACE AND RECONCILIATION

Two Kalinga tribes — the Sumacher Tribe and the Naneng Tribe — have invited Joji and me to become a ceremonial part of their people. This is equivalent to becoming both a spiritual member of the tribe and becoming a ‘naturalized citizen’ of the community. Being embraced by the loving and caring tribal community is …

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