Category: PAR COMMUNITIES

These are articles on specific activities and events of the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) communities in some of the 81 provinces in our country where we have developed partnerships. PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. or PAR Philippines has no administrative control over these organizations, communities, religious groups, or business corporations who have embraced PAR Principles and Practices. We simply cast the vision, provide training, and serve as consultants as each of them develop their respective sustainability as a part of a national network of PAR Communities.

INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT TEAM FULFILS CONSULTING TRIP TO PAR COMMUNITIES IN KALINGA

We promised to return to Kalinga with a team of technical consultants. And we did return with a team of technical consultants. The leaders of the Kalinga Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Community — Malou ‘Migs’ Alngag, Chupan Chulsi, and Em Velasco — welcomed the Inclusive Development Consulting Team of the PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee …

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PAR KALINGA PARTNERS WITH NCCA TO HELP DEVELOP BULO EAST SCHOOL OF LIVING TRADITION

The Peace and Reconciliation Community in Kalinga is working in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) as well as with various stakeholders in Barangay Bulo East in Tabuk City to develop the Bulo East School of Living Traditions (SLT). Bulo East SLT started more than ten years ago as a …

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WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH OUR PARTNERS IN THE FIELD AS THEY SUFFER UNDER MARTIAL LAW

Many of our partners from among the Indigenous Peoples (IP) in the field are struggling to keep their ancestral lands from the encroachment of big, powerful corporations. The corporations are mostly supported by the government. Our IP partners are now crying against abuses and human rights violations by both state and non-state armed groups. Our …

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A YOUNGER SET OF COMMITTED LEADERS ARE BEING EQUIPPED TO SPEARHEAD PAR MOVEMENT IN THE NEXT DECADES

We are mentoring the next generation of leaders in this Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) vision and mission  for which we’ve been sent as missionaries. This PAR Movement is now being carried by three ‘organizational vehicles’ — PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), Coffee for Peace Corp. (CfPC) and AJM Planning and Design (AJM). These young leaders are experimenting to organize …

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PRACTICING COMPASSION WHILE CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS 2017 IN MINDANAO

How do we celebrate Christmas in the midst of human sufferings around us? We’re just recovering from Marawi War where more than a thousand died and more than a million people were displaced. Then Tropical Storm Vinta devastated us in the past few days with floods and landslides leaving 200+ dead. The humble home of one of the families …

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MIGRANTS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AT MOUNT APO WORK TOGETHER TOWARDS INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

The Bagobo-Tagabawa Tribe and the Christian Migrants are demonstrating cross-cultural, relational harmony while producing quality coffee together. This is happening at the foot of Mt. Apo in Bansalan, Davao del Sur. PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) have been involved in community organization and training of community leaders. Coffee For Peace (CFP) is the social enterprise company …

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IP WOMEN REPRESENTING CFP MADE IT TO THE TOP FIVE AT THE ‘BPI SINAG ACCELERATE 2017’

Last November 10, 2017 in Manila, two women from the Indigenous People—one from Mindanao and one from the Cordilleras—competed with other leading young entrepreneurs from across the country. Sihaya Ansibod (Erumanen Menuvu, North Cotabato) and Twinkle Alngag Bautista (Sumacher, Kalinga) represented Coffee For Peace (CFP) at the BPI Sinag Accelerate 2017’s final social entrepreneurial booth camp. …

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PBCI CORDILLERA FACILITATES THE CONVERGENCE OF COFFEE FARMERS AROUND TABUK CITY

Mr. Jeffrey Pasikan, Trade and Industry Development Specialist at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the Cordillera Administrative Region, invited PeaceBuilders Community—Cordillera to help in the organizational strengthening and team-building for selected farmers’ associations around Tabuk City. The initial sessions were held last 20-23 October 2017. Prof. Malou Alngag, who belongs to an indigenous …

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PBCI RENEWS OUR TIES WITH CENTRAL MINDANAO THROUGH SIHAYA’S NEW ASSIGNMENT

The PBCI leadership introduced our field staff, Sihaya Ansibod, to various communities in Central Mindanao with whom we have been working as peace and reconciliation partners. Sihaya was warmly welcomed as a second-generation field worker of PeaceBuilders Community – Central Mindanao. She recently completed a two-year leadership program from our PeaceBuilders School of Leadership. She’s …

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FINAL BUILDING PLANS AND RELEASE OF FUNDS HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR PAR EASTERN MINDANAO’S HOME

In behalf of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), I’m happy to report that I have signed the final plans of a small structure to be built in Valencia City. This is made financially possible through an impact partnership with GiversTrust, Inc. I’m grateful for the release of this fund to start the building construction next week. …

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