Jobelyn Basas

Jobelyn Palo Basas is known as Sihaya Ansibod among her elders at the Erumanen Ne Menuvu Tribe. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Development from Southern Christian College, Midsayap, Cotabato. Prior to coming to PBCI, she served as a psycho-social worker in an organization advocating and working for children’s rights. Jobee serves as Director of Field Operations at PBCI.

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PBCI AND EDC EXPLORE PARTNERSHIP BASED ON ECONOMIC-ECOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION PRINCIPLES

As we plan through the second half of 2019, our leadership team at PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) continues to explore the possibility of partnership with Energy Development Corporation (EDC). I believe that EDC’s mission — “to provide present and future generations a better life with clean and renewable energy” — is in line with our economic-ecological transformation principles at PBCI.

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ENERGIZED BY LOVE FOR THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF MT. AGKIR-AGKIR

I felt energized by the Spirit of the Great Creator as I listened to my fellow Erumanen Ne Menuvu. I’m aware that the Creator is always with me in everything that I do. Before I left for this trip, I prayed that the Spirit would strengthen me with love, joy, and patience. That’s exactly the strength I experienced. Love. Joy. Patience.

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YOUNG FARMERS FROM PALMA MUNICIPALITIES EXPLORE COFFEE PRODUCTION PARTNERSHIP WITH PBCI-CFP

Ms. Dee Dimaisip Bat-og has been mentoring a group of young farmers belonging to the Moro and Indigenous Peoples from PALMA municipalities. They dreamt of starting a social entrepreneurial initiative through coffee. They organized themselves and formed PeaceCreed Philippines. They found it best to learn social entrepreneurship and quality coffee production framed in Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) principles. They called PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. and Coffee For Peace to help them.

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OUR MANGYAN FARMING PARTNERS VISIT DAVAO FOR PAR AND INCLU-DEV TRAINING

The inclusive development dream started with Carina Calata Pe, a business entrepreneur in the field of information technology, and her daughter, Danielle Patricia, who is a social psychologist. They both participated in one of the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Seminars conducted by my Ama, Lakan Sumulong, in Manila in 2017. “That PAR seminar disturbed me in my own comfort zone,” testified Carina. “And I started praying for God’s leading to apply what I’ve learned.”

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WOMEN LEADERS FROM UNITED IP COMMUNITIES ORGANIZE PEACE FORUM

The Kamalitanan Te Matigasalog, Manobo, Kalumanen Tribes Ne Megsabeka (KMMKM) or United Women of Matigsalog, Manobo, Kulamanen Tribes organized a Multi-Stakeholders Peace Forum and Dialogue last 24 October 2018 to provide an opportunity for members of indigenous communities in the tri-boundary of North Cotabato, Bukidnon and Davao City to meet and dialogue with government, the military, and peace advocate groups.

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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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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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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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OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

We are sent by Mennonite Church Canada Witness in partnership with our international community.