Category: OFFICIAL PBCI STATEMENTS

Our official view at PBCI on certain issues relevant to our work.

THE FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT ON THE BANGSAMORO: WHY AND HOW WE GOT HERE

Our friends, critics, clients, and network are asking us why we, at PBCI, support the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB). So, we requested Tala Bautista, our senior staff, to share her insights on how the Government of the Philippines (GPH) under President Noynoy Aquino’s administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) arrived at …

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WE STILL NEED TO EARN OUR INDEPENDENCE

Today is Philippine Independence Day. Many of my American missionary colleagues are still claiming that the United States gave us, Filipinos, our independence. They have some historical books to show me, written by American historians. Well, actually July 4 was observed in the Philippines as Independence Day until August 4, 1964. But then, we were kind …

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PCEC BISHOP LISTENS TO MILF ON HOW TO ENHANCE CHURCH’S SUPPORT TO PEACE TALKS

Cotabato City, May 14, 2013 — PCEC Bishop Efraim Tendero met with MILF Peace Panel Chairman Mohagher Iqbal this afternoon in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. Tendero asked Iqbal on how the Church can enhance its support to the GPH-MILF Peace Talks. Before answering Tendero’s question, Iqbal gave an update on the current state of the …

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THE NEW BOARD OF TRUSTEES IS SET FOR A NEW PEACE BUILDERS COMMUNITY

The newly-elected Board of Trustees met at the PBCI Center in Davao City. They were updated with the current state of the PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) and were also given updates regarding our involvement in the various fronts and levels of peace processes in our country. Key organizational, financial, and strategic decisions were made. The …

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IN THE MIDST OF THE SABAH CRISIS, FAB IS THE WAY TO GO

In the midst of the Sabah Crisis and calls for war, the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro is the peaceful way to go! The Mindanao Peoples Caucus (MPC) invited PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) to a Peace Rally today, 21 March 2013, at the Freedom Park in Davao City to call for the continuation of the GPH-MILF Peace …

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PBCI SUPPORTS THE 2012 FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT ON THE BANGSAMORO

PeaceBuilders Community gives glory to God for guiding both panels of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) who brought the peace negotiations at this advanced level of conflict transformation and reconciliation processes. The newly-signed 2012 Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro is a product of years of sacred efforts by many …

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WE WERE AT THE REAFFIRMATION OF KINSHIP BETWEEN MORO AND IP IN MINDANAO

March 7-8, 2012. The sound of the jembe drums greets us as we enter the Talaandig Ancestral Territory in Barangay Sungko, Municipality of Lantapan, Bukidnon Province. The long dirt road is lined with flags, each one representing a different tribe of Mindanao in honor of the guests who will arrive today for a historic gathering. …

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FINAL REPORT ON SENDONG RELIEF OPERATIONS SUBMITTED; REHAB PLANS SET

TYPHOON SENDONG (INTERNATIONAL CODE: WASHI) On December 15, 2011 Typhoon Sendong entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility with an estimated sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour based on the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather report. Public Storm Signal Number One was raised in the provinces of Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island, Surigao …

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PBCI DIRECTOR OF FIELD OPERATIONS CALLS FOR MORE HELP

WE THANK ALL OUR PARTNERS AND DONORS FOR MAKING THIS INITIAL OPERATION IN DECEMBER 21-22 A SUCCESS!   Kriz Cruzado (Director of Field Operations, PeaceBuilders Community) led a team of relief, medical, and trauma intervention volunteers from our partners — Mindanao Peoples Caucus, VSO Bahaginan, University Peace and Reconciliationi, Davao Bible Community Church, Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute, Coffee For Peace, Hineleban Foundation – Save the …

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LET US HELP THE SURVIVORS OF TYPHOON SENDONG (WASHI)

Our City was hit by a strong typhoon last Friday, Dec 16. It was the most destructive and tragic calamity in the history of our city. As of today there were already 346 dead, hundreds are still missing and more than 20,000 homeless temporarily sheltered in Public Schools and Village Centers. — Rev. Alex Eduave …

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