I WAS INVITED BY IID TO JOIN A SEGMENT OF A COMMUNITY-BASED PEACE PROCESS

The indigenous peacebuilding approaches of the Aromanen Ne Menuvu and the Maguindanawon first nations enriched my life and insights as a peace worker. I saw in these peacebuilding events what John Paul Lederach describes as “innovative approaches to create a time and a place to address, to integrate, and to embrace the painful past and the necessary shared future as a means of dealing with the present.”

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REFLECTIONS ON MY TURTLE ISLAND LEARNING TOUR

I was sent by my organization, PeaceBuilders Community, with the help of our peacebuilding partners to attend an indigenous conference in Syracuse, New York. The main objectives of this trip were to learn and understand the culture of the first nations of Turtle Island (North America), as well as how the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island were treated, and are being treated, by their colonizers — the United States of America.

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AIZA WANAY REPRESENTS PBCI-CFP TO THE BAGOBO-TAGABAWA TRIBAL FESTIVAL

Bai Jerlina Owok of the Bagobo-Tagabawa Tribe welcomes Aiza Wanay, a young Kalinga woman being trained as a peacebuilding leader in Davao City. The Bagobo-Tagabawa community in Binaton embraces Wanay as an adopted tribal daughter.

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KA BOYET SPEARHEADS PBCI CONNECTION WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN THE U.S.A.

In his capacity as Senior Consultant at PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), Ka Boyet initiated a working relationship with leaders of certain Indigenous Peoples in Turtle Island (North America). He invited Sihaya Ansibod to participate at the Indigenous Values Conference at the Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center in Liverpool, NY last 18-19 August 2018.

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TALA AND SIHAYA ARE SET TO TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES

“I have the joy and honor to send my dear spiritual daughters—Tala and Sihaya—off to the United States for their respective learning experiences and growth processes as peacebuilding leaders.” ~ Lakambini Mapayapa

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OUR PAR INTERNS LEARN INCLUSIVE & REGENERATIVE DEVELOPMENT

We train potential business entrepreneurs for the cause of peace and reconciliation. Our interns combine commerce and social issues in a way that improves the lives of people connected to our ministry of reconciliation. We measure the social entrepreneurs’ success not in terms of profit alone. Our social entrepreneurial interns measure success in terms of people, peace, progress, partnership, and planet.

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SOME NOTES ON MY CURRENT UNDERSTANDING OF FEDERALISM

There have been so much discussions and debate about the planned federalization of the Philippines. Here are my current study notes as I inform myself about this direction where our government is leading our people.

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ALL-OUT PEACE NETWORK SUBMITS LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR BBL

Meant to reverberate the mass actions in Manila this week, this advocacy pitch urges the bicameral conference and the bigger Filipino public to finally support genuine autonomy for the Bangsamoro and the peoples in this region. Lakan Sumulong of PeaceBuilders Community read the official statement by the All-Out Peace Network before the media.

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INTERFAITH PEACE GROUP EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR THE PASSAGE OF BBL

Rev. Dr. Adrin Peñamora (white shirt) of the Commission on Justice, Peace, and Reconciliation of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) is accompanied by his Muslim counterparts who are members of the Joint Working Group of Religious Leaders for Peace (JWGRLP). Their group submitted a letter of support for the passage of BBL. Dr. Peñamora is also a co-convenor of the JWGRLP along with Sheik Abdulhadie Butuan Gumander III of the Cotabato Islamic Heritage Center, Inc.

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INA AND I WITNESSED THE ORGANIZATION OF COMPOSTELA VALLEY COFFEE COUNCIL

“Ina” — our term of endearment for Joji Pantoja, CEO of Coffee For Peace, Inc. — and I were there when the local farmers and coffee industry stakeholders in the Province of Compostela Valley gathered to organize themselves to participate in the national coffee roadmap. They are now referred to as Compostela Valley Coffee Council.

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