Category: PEACE WITH ONE’S BEING

Psycho-social transformation

PHILIPPINE MILITARY INSTITUTIONALIZES HUMAN RIGHTS IN ITS SYSTEM

There seems to be a transformation happening in the AFP. I say this while fighting my own skepticism and as I determine to be volitionally hopeful. I have no filing system in my heart and mind about these two categories — “Human Rights” and “AFP”. My past experiences with them (many were traumatic) during the …

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INTERACTION WITH THE NEW 1003 IB ARMY COMMANDER

PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) was invited to witness the Change of Command Ceremony at the 1003 Infantry Brigade (10th Infantry Division) of the Philippine Army.  It was held last December 6th, 2010 in the Municipality of Sto. Tomas, Province of Davao del Norte. The new Commanding Officer is Col Lysander Suerte. PBCI and Col Suerte …

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THE PARADOXICAL LEADER

The organization I’m leading, PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), is going through some exciting, positive changes! It’s during these times of leadership adjustments that I remember my older brother, Rev. Dr. Luis Pantoja II. He went home with The Creator last September 06, 2010 at around 6:00 o’clock in the evening at a resort in Kota …

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LOVE AND JUSTICE IN A CONFLICTED LAND

  In a conflicted land, what is love?  What is justice? I write this spiritual reflection as a follower of Jesus Christ who works happily and meaningfully with peace-building colleagues. They come from various religious, spiritual, or philosophical backgrounds—Christians, Lumad, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Non-Religious—here in the Philippines and in Asia. These beautiful people and faithful …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2010/01/29/love-and-justice-in-a-conflicted-land/

REFLECTION ON AN OLD MOVIE, “THE LAST SAMURAI”

My cardiologists told me I have a coronary heart disease. Despite my active lifestyle, I was told I’d get it because both my parents have it. So here I am, ordered by my doctors to stay in bed, watching old DVDs, while waiting for my surgery. I found myself crying after watching this movie. Perhaps …

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OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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