Jun 10 2011

TO THE GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNIST REVOLUTIONARIES: GO BACK TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE

We were dancing! We were celebrating the fact that last February 15-21, 2011, the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) resumed their peace talks. But last June 02, 2011,  Luis Jalandoni, Peace Panel Chairman of NDFP, proposed the postponement of their talks with GPH. The said talks is scheduled this month. Jalandoni communicated this …

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Jun 08 2011

HOW MANY MORE FILIPINOS ARE VICTIMIZED BY HUMAN TRAFFICKING?

According to CTV News, a Filipino woman was smuggled into Canada by a couple from Hongkong and forced her “to work for them as a domestic servant and nanny.” The 38-year old woman kept quiet for many months for fear of being deported. The Vancouver Police Department soon discovered her situation. The human traffickers, Oi Ling …

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Jun 06 2011

I’M PRAYING FOR THE PEACE OF SOUTH CHINA SEA

The Philippines and Vietnam are alarmed by China’s increasing military presence in some islands in South China Sea. This issue has been causing some fear among us, peace building workers, in the region. Then, according to the Voice of America, the United States “has offered to facilitate territorial disputes between China and its Southeast Asian …

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Jun 05 2011

CELEBRATING OUR CHURCH FAMILY IN DAVAO

Today, The Rev. Norman Naromal, senior pastor of Davao Bible Community Church (DBCC), entrusted to me his ministry of preaching. This happens at least once every two months. It helps him get a break from his preaching routine, and it gives me a chance to serve God and the people through biblical teaching. Under Pastor Norman’s leadership, I …

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Jun 04 2011

A SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH KUBLAI MILAN & FAMILY

Kublai Milan, his wife Maan, Dann, and I had a meeting about a children’s coloring project he’s working on in partnership with the University PAR Team of PeaceBuilders Community. We’re now ready to print them. Book One is about Peace. Book Two is about Joy. Book Three is about Love. Dann and I were so …

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Jun 02 2011

YOUTH LEADERS GO FOR TRAINING TO FACILITATE PAR SEMINARS

  The Executive Committee of the Youth for Social Action (YSA) went through Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Seminar Facilitators’ Training Program. YSA is “an evangelical youth movement committed in creatively engaging society towards social transformation, by providing trainings and venues for direct involvement in grass roots communities–national and global level.” PeaceBuilders Community Inc (PBCI) facilitated this training …

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Jun 01 2011

THE INTEREST OF THE POOR AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN A WINNING BUSINESS PLAN

Praise God! The Lord has confirmed among the business leaders in the Philippines that putting the interest of the poor and the environment in the heart of a business plan is not only possible, but financially viable. I, along with my team, are so excited and encouraged to pursue our dreams. The Philippine Business for …

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May 27 2011

MINISTERS’ LEAGUE OF ZAMBALES INITIATES PROVINCIAL PAR

  The Ministers’ League of Zambales (MLZ) and the Asian Center for Leadership Education and Development (ACLEAD) invited the Peace and Reconciliation Commission of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC-PARCom) to conduct a seminar series on Peace Education among their pastors and other sectoral leaders of the Province of Zambales. Ms Susan Granada, National …

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May 23 2011

PAR COMMUNITY IS FORMALLY ORGANIZED IN LA UNION

Pastors and bishops from both the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) and the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) met to formally organize the Peace and Reconciliation Community of La Union Province (PAR La Union). They are joined by a number of academic leaders, Christian NGO leaders, local government officials, police officers, …

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May 10 2011

EXPERIENCE HISTORY, ART, & PEACE AT “DATU’S BREW”

  We thank the Hon. Datu Kharis Baraguir and his family for inviting us at the Grand Opening of Datu’s Brew, the first Bangsamoro-conceptualized fair trade coffee shop in the Philippines. Joji and I are a native Tagalog couple. Through the Baraguir Family, we have learned to love, respect, and appreciate the history and culture …

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