Category: ECONOMIC-ECOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION

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

PEACE AND RECONCILIATION BECOMES PRACTICAL FOR COFFEE FARMERS

PeaceBuilders Community, Inc., in partnership with Catholic Relief Services and Kapwa Upliftment, intensify the advancement of Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) principles and practices among the people in Sitio Pluto, Barangay Balutakay, Municipality of Bansalan, in the Province of Davao del Sur. On 4-5 June 2013, farmers in this community felt the practicality of peace and reconciliation …

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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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MAGUINDANAO PARTNERS INVITE PBCI TO EXPLORE PAR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN UPI

The Baraguir Family, a member of the traditional leadership in Mindanao, has been our partner since the beginning of PeaceBuilders Community. The family head, Datu Kharis Baraguir, is like a father to PBCI staff. In May 2011, the family established Datu’s Brew — a coffee shop that tells the story of their people; a coffee shop …

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PBCI INTENSIFIES COFFEE FARMERS’ TRAINING IN BUKIDNON

In the interior of the mountains of Bukidnon where banditry is supposed to be rampant, around 180 farmers gathered for coffee training on 10 March 2013. A Higaonon tribal member went to the PBCI office in Davao City, six hours away, to invite us to their place. When we went there, we proved once again …

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PABLO RELIEF VOLUNTEERS ENJOY APPRECIATION PARTY

On 12 March 2013, 50 volunteers were appreciated for their service during the Typhoon Pablo relief operations. They were the ones who really showed commitment, coming in day by day helping us pack relief goods. Some of them even worked at night when we had to do 24/7 shifts to address the need. Most of …

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OUR DISASTER RESPONSE OPERATIONS SHIFT FROM ‘RELIEF’ TO ‘REHABILITATION’

In coordination with national, provincial, and local governments, as well as with various non-government organizations, PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) shifted its energies and resources from emergency relief operations to rehabilitation. Super Typhoon Pablo (international name, Bopha) left Southeastern Mindanao with more than one million families affected and more than a thousand deaths. The PBCI Rehabilitation …

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ROSABEL NAROMAL LEADS IN WRITING OUR PAPER ON MINING

“Is the PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) pro-mining or anti-mining?”  We have been bombarded with this question by our partners, colleagues, and critics while in the field and during conferences. There is no simple answer to this.  We decided to educate our position.  So, we started by consulting with Rosabel Naromal.  She graduated with a Bachelor …

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PBCI STARTS RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRISTIAN LEADERS IN CATEEL

A woman and her two children are huddled on the floor of the comfort room while the wind and rain raged around them. The sky was dark and she dares not to lift her head for fear of being hit by flying objects. She was praying hard for her son who in another part of …

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PBCI WELCOMES PAR INITIATIVE BY CHRISTIAN LEADERS IN OCCIDENTAL MINDORO

Twenty-eight Christian leaders in Occidental Mindoro have finished the 6-hour orientation seminar on Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Community Organizing. They are pastors, educators, business people, and civil society leaders. It started two years ago when Dr. John Tayoto, President of the Asian Center for Leadership Education and Development (ACLEAD) invited PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) to …

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FROM 650 TO 14,000: PBCI SUBMITS FINAL RELIEF DELIVERY REPORT

There are more than five million people hungry because of Typhoon Pablo (International name: Bopha) and Peacebuilders Community had no available funds for relief operations. On 4 December 2013, Pablo leashed its fury in Mindanao leaving more than a thousand people dead, hundreds of thousands of families homeless and millions without livelihood. Mindanao Development Authority …

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PABLO RELIEF VOLUNTEERS SHARE PERSONAL STORIES

Our volunteers made it possible for Peacebuilders Community to deliver 14,000 food packs to survivors of Typhoon Pablo (International name: Bopha). These are some of their stories. ALEX BALICUATRO. Five members of his family were killed in Typhoon Falcon that flooded Davao City on June 28, 2011. After the flood, he was trying to rebuild …

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5400 PABLO-HIT FAMILIES GET CHRISTMAS GIFTS

5,388 families in eight barangays (villages) received family packs on 24-25 December. Sixty seven volunteers spent the Christmas Eve in tents in Cateel, one of the most Typhoon Pablo-devastated towns in Davao Oriental province. Christians, Muslims and other faiths worked as one team to do one mission – serve as many people as they can …

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