Twenty-seven Christian leaders — bishops, pastors, church workers, local government executives, academics — participated in the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Ministry Orientation in Cagayan de Oro City. They represented various evangelical communities in Region 10.
This event is the beginning of a series of PAR Seminars to be held throughout this region in the next few months: PAR Seminar 1, Oroquieta City, August 4-5; PAR Seminar 2, Cagayan de Oro City, September 1-3; PAR Seminar 3, Malaybalay City, October 10-12.
Bishop Genesis “Bong” Udang convened these leaders with the support of the PAR Commission of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC). The Vice Mayor of Cagayan de Oro City, Hon. Caesar “Ian” Acenas, graced the event and participated through the second half of the seminar. He publicly announced his desire to attend the whole PAR Seminar Series 1-3. The newly-appointed Provincial Administrator of Bukidnon, Mr. Provo Antipasado, was one of the participants representing his province. He invited PeaceBuilders Community Inc. (PBCI) to serve as consultant in their province’s leadership development and vision-casting program. The rest of the participants are the chairpersons of their respective provincial, city, and municipal ministerial fellowships.
PBCI — represented by Freddie Abelitado, Matt Tiessen, Mei Solocasa, Kriz Cruzado, Joji Pantoja, and Dann Pantoja — served as PAR Seminar facilitating team.
We welcome the Christian leaders of Region 10 to the growing Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Movement in our land!