Category: ECONOMIC-ECOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION

Stories and ideas about being in harmony and at peace with the Creation.

NANAY LITA AND MANY MORE HAGUPIT SURVIVORS NEED YOUR HELP

Nanay Lita lives in Barangay Siha, Municipality of Borongan, Eastern Samar. As Typhoon Ruby was raging, and her home was beginning to flood, she placed her 2-month-old baby inside a washing machine, hoping the washer would serve as a makeshift boat. Thankfully, she and her baby survived. But their house and coconut/rice farm (their main source of livelihood) was in a …

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IN WAKE OF HAGUPIT MANY FAMILIES LACK FOOD, WATER

As a result of Typhoon Hagupit’s destruction of homes and infrastructure in the Visayan Islands, many families are currently in dire need of immediate relief. Three of PeaceBuilders’ senior staff — Joji Felicitas Bautista Pantoja (Admin/Finance), Kriz Cruzado (FieldOps), and Bennette Grace Tenecio Mañulit (SupportOps) — are currently assessing the damage and coordinating relief efforts including nutritional …

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OPERATIONS CHANGE TONE AS STORM RECEDES

Typhoon Hagupit has all but left the country into the South China Sea, as of Tuesday, December 9th. The storm hit Manila, but by that time had slowed to winds of less than 100 Km/h and rains had receded from their torrential caliber. Downgraded again from a tropical storm to a tropical “depression”, the destruction …

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AS HAGUPIT APPROACHES MANILA, THE VISAYAS PICK UP THE PIECES

On Monday, 08 December 2014, Typhoon Hagupit was downgraded to a tropical storm but remained formidable and perilous as it approached the densely populated region in and around the Philippine capital of Manila. The Philippine Red Cross reported that 21 people had been killed in the eastern Visayan island of Samar where Hagupit first made …

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PBCI CONSULTANT KRIZ CRUZADO GUIDES PAR ORGANIZERS AS HAGUPIT MADE LANDFALL

Typhoon “Ruby Hagupit” has been maintaining its course towards the Philippines, and has now made landfall in Dolores, Leyte at 2115PHT Saturday. Hagupit has maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph; it is forecast to move west at 16 kph. An estimated one million people have …

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OUR COMMUNITY DECLARES ‘RED ALERT’ AS HAGUPIT LASHES AT EASTERN VISAYAS

Introducing “Ruby Hagupit” Typhoon Ruby, now internationally known as Typhoon Hagupit (Tagalog, “lash”), is expected to make landfall on Saturday evening. Forecasts and trajectory reports indicate confusion and disagreements between different weather agencies. European predictions suggest a direct hit on the country, starting in Leyte or Eastern Samar and making its way northwesterly through the …

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WHY WE SUPPORT THE BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW

Bangsamoro is the name which the thirteen Muslim tribes of the southern Philippines use to refer to themselves collectively. Bangsa is a Malay word meaning nation. Moro is the name which the Spanish colonizers used to denote the Islamized peoples of the Philippine islands, and is derived from the Spanish name for the Muslim Moors …

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AT A SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE, MILF, AQUINO ADMINISTRATION PUSH PEACE AND BBL

At the Mindanao Solidarity Conference on the Bangsamoro, held in the meeting hall of Davao City’s Grand Regal Hotel, Philippine Congressman Raymond Democrito C. Mendoza asked the assembled delegates of Mindanao’s civil society organizations (CSOs) to assist him and his fellow members of the ad hoc congressional committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) by …

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CELEBRATING TALAANDIG DAY

Never has getting up at 2:30 in the morning felt so worth it. Walking the rarely quiet streets to the Peace Builders’ office and hopping in the truck, our team set off on a quick pace courtesy of our transporter, Kuya Toto, to the Talaandig grounds in the Lantapan district of Bukidnon. Watching the unfolding …

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REFLECTIONS ON INDIGENOUS IMPERATIVE FOR BBL PROVISIONS

Under the leadership of the Mindanao People’s Peace Movement, the Lakbay Tribu para sa Karapatan sa Sariling Pagpapasya, or Indigenous Peoples’ Journey for the Right to Self Determination, brings to the fore of public and civil society discussion the issue of Indigenous People’s rights and representation in light of current discussion on the Bangsamoro Basic …

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A VISIT TO DUBRIA FAMILY AT BARANGAY BALUTAKAY IN BANSALAN, DAVAO DEL SUR

On Saturday evening the PeaceBuilders team’s Isuzu Trooper, parked beside the cinderblock and sawali home of Joe Randy and Marivic Dubria, was the only operational four-wheeled vehicle in the village of Purok Pluto. Coffee for Peace Warehouse Manager Byron Pantoja, his veins filled with ice water, had piloted the bucking Trooper and the jostled PeaceBuilders …

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PBCI TEAM TRAINS LANTAPAN FARMERS

If you had visited the conference room of the Lantapan municipal legislative office in Purok-2, Barangay Poblacion, Lantapan Municipality in Bukidnon Province this last Thursday, you would have found the swivel chairs filled not with municipal lawmakers but with farmers from the five Lantapan coffee industry clusters.  Each of these five grower collectives, organized with …

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