AN ENCOUNTER WITH A BISHOP OF PEACE

Peacebuilders Community Inc. (PBCI)is resourcing the churches in the Philippines to spread the Peace gospel to the Body of Christ in this country. Last year, PBCI consulted the Matagoan Bodong Consultative Council (MBCC) of Tabuk, Kalinga about their peace negotiation culture and tradition. They embraced peace theology and were very much enthusiastic in applying this, …

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VISITING THE ILONGOT ANCESTRAL DOMAIN

13 January 2011. I went to Binungan, Dupax del Norte to visit Bishop Edgardo Docuyanan and ask if he would be willing to coordinate the Peace and Reconciliation and coffee planting seminar. I traveled with his son, Elmer, who happened to be also residing in Munoz, Nueva Ecija while studying at the Central Luzon State …

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AFP INSTITUTIONALIZES HR & IHL IN ITS SYSTEM

There seems to be a transformation happening in the AFP. I say this while fighting my own skepticism and as I determine to be volitionally hopeful. I have no filing system in my heart and mind about these two categories — “Human Rights” and “AFP”. My past experiences with them (many were traumatic) during the …

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COTABATO CITY CHRISTIAN LEADERS WELCOME PAR MINISTRY

On November 8, 2010, PeaceBuilders Community Inc (PBCI) Field Operations Team traveled to Cotabato City to explore the possibility of organizing a Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Community in this area. The team met with 15 participants from various Churches and Christian organizations to discuss and reflect on PAR ministries. The meeting began with a presentation …

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WE SUPPORT OPAPP SECRETARY TERESITA DELES

Peace Builders Community, Inc. strongly supports Sec. Teresita “Ging” Deles, and calls on the majority members of the Congress to act like a solid majority and support Sec. Deles to continue as the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process. We believe that she is sincere in her intentions with all the people concerned in implementing President …

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REFLECTING ON THE PEACE POLICY OF PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO III

On Monday, September 13, 2010, I was invited to Celebrate Eid Fit’r 1431 in Malacanang Palace with Muslim leaders and other inter-faith peace advocates, hosted by His Excellency Benigno Simeon Aquino III, President of the Republic of the Philippines. Until now, I have no clue how my name got included in the list of those …

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PAR-NE LESSONS ON DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT (SONG COMPOSITIONS)

On July 28-30, 2010, PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) conducted a Trainers’ Training on Community-Based Disaster Risk Management among the Peace and Reconciliation- Nueva Ecija (PAR-NE) members. This training was held in Central Luzon State University, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija. It was organized by Susan Granada of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches- Peace …

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23 LEADERS JOIN IN CENTRAL LUZON PAR CATALYST SEMINAR

Twenty-three community leaders participated in the First Central Luzon Peace and Reconciliation Catalyst Seminar, held in Cabanatuan City last March 23, 2010. This is part of PeaceBuilders Community’s PAR Team Organizing extension in Luzon–the northern island of the Philippines. These participants are leaders of the Association of Ministers and Ministries in Nueva Ecija (AMMNE). They …

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A CHRISTIAN UNDERSTANDING OF THE GRP-MILF MOA ON ANCESTRAL DOMAIN

The Peace Panels of both the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) met on July 28-29, 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  This is good news as it ends the current impasse in the peace talks since August 2008. The two panels agreed on four points: 1.  Mutual effort …

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MINDANAO PEACE POWER DAY 1: 18.MARCH.2009

PBCI joined a solidarity group of peace advocates from 17 countries. We trekked through 500+ kilometers of Central Mindanao roads with a peace convoy of 25 vehicles. We saw more than 100,000 people–children, youth, adults, seniors–shouting for peace under the heat of Mindanao sun (38-40 degrees celcius). Their loudest cries: “Stop the War in Mindanao!” “Respect …

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OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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