Category: PEACE WITH OTHERS

Socio-Political Transformation

PBCI BOARD ESTABLISHES GUIDING PRINCIPLES AND STRATEGY TO RESPOND TO EARTHQUAKE DISASTERS

The Board of Trustees (BOT) participated in the PBCI-CFP Tribe’s initial response to the needs of the earthquake-affected families in Sitio Malipayon, Barangay Managa, Municipality of Bansalan, Province of Davao del Sur. The primary objective is to listen directly to the voice of the people on the ground. This will help the BOT to sharpen their policies and sensitivity as PBCI-CFP Tribe implement relief, rehabilitation, and reconstruction responses that are contextually appropriate.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/11/18/pbci-board-establishes-guiding-principles-and-strategy-to-respond-to-earthquake-disasters/

CHURCH AGENCY RESPONDS TO THE NEEDS OF 1,000+ EARTHQUAKE-AFFECTED IP FAMILIES

07 November 2019. The Field Operations Team of PeaceBuilders Community, led by Sihaya Ansibod, accompanied the team from the Philippine Relief And Development Services, Inc. (PhilRaDS) and delivered 1,000+ SphereStandard Relief Packs to the earthquake-affected families in Ilomavis who mostly belong to the Obo Manobo Indigenous People from Sayaban area. This is in response to the call of Datu Federico Sia of the Obo Manobo Tribal Council and Divina Silyador of the Mahomanoy Mountain Resort.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/11/08/church-agency-responds-to-the-needs-of-1000-earthquake-affected-ip-families/

HELP! WE, AND OUR PARTNERS, ARE EXPERIENCING A SERIES OF POWERFUL EARTHQUAKES.

We need help! We’ve been experiencing a series of earthquakes. Magnitude 6.3 last 16 October. Magnitude 6.6 last 29 October. Magnitude 6.5 last 31 October. 22 people died. 420 were injured. The earthquakes were tectonic, not volcanic — we’re not worried about Mt. Apo erupting. There have been no tsunami threat — the epicenter is inland. The series of earthquake occurrences, according to experts, are being caused by interacting faults, adjusting to each other’s movements.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/11/04/help-we-and-our-partners-are-experiencing-a-series-of-powerful-earthquakes/

THE AWARDS WE RECEIVE INDICATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PEACE AND RECONCILIATION THEOLOGY

We give all the glory to God for the awards we have received. According to the Philippine government, we’re the national winner for fair employment and productivity among the micro-establishments in the service industry. And according to an international sustainability awards organization, we demonstrate in the Philippines how a sustainable business benefits companies, the environment, and all stakeholders. Here’s our reflection on why and how these awards were won.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/10/10/the-awards-we-receive-indicate-the-effectiveness-of-peace-and-reconciliation-theology/

COFFEE FOR PEACE WINS NATIONAL EMPLOYER AWARD AMONG MICRO-ESTABLISHMENTS

Last Friday, 04 October, I was at The Sheraton Manila Bay to receive an award from the National Wages Productivity Commission of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-NWPC). They recognized Coffee For Peace as The National Winner in productivity and fair employment among Micro Establishments in the Service Industry. This is a category of the DOLE-NWPC’s 2019 Productivity Olympics.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/10/06/coffee-for-peace-is-wins-national-employer-award-among-micro-establishments/

THE OBO MANOBO TRIBAL COUNCIL INVITES US TO START PAR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WITH THEM

The Obo Manobo Tribal Council, in partnership with the Corporate Social Responsibility Division of Energy Development Corporation, invited the PBCI-CFP IncluDev Team to conduct a series of training seminars in Inclusive Development, Financial Management, Sustainable Agricultural Enterprise, Quality Coffee Processing, and Coffee Marketing framed in Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Principles. The participants in this 6-month program are key farmers, forestry specialists, and traditional tribal leaders.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/09/27/the-obo-manobo-tribal-council-invites-us-to-start-par-community-development/

OUR FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM STRENGTHENS PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADERS

10-13 September 2019. Sihaya Ansibod, our Director of Field Operations, invited me to travel with her team. First, we met with our partners among the Erumanen Ne Menuvu tribe on Mt. Agkir-Agkir. Then we visited the Iranun coffee farmers in Alamada who invited us to market their coffee. Afterwards, we responded to an invitation of a Maguindanao farming community who envisions to develop a Robusta coffee plantation near Ligawasan Marshlands. Finally, we sealed our partnership with the Obo Bagobo coffee farmers in Ilomavis at the foot of Mt. Apo.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/09/14/our-field-operations-team-solidifies-partnership-with-local-community-leaders/

OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

We are sent by Mennonite Church Canada Witness in partnership with our international community.