Category: PEACE WITH THE CREATION

Economic-Ecological Transformation

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/

WANAY BALUYAN CONTRIBUTES TO INTER-TRIBAL SOLIDARITY BETWEEN THE SOUTH AND THE NORTH

Wanay Baluyan is a new graduate of our PeaceBuilders School of Leadership (PBSL). She’s a native of the Banao Tribe from the Cordillera Region in the northern part of the Philippines. Part of her training at PBSL was to get immersed cross-culturally with another tribe. As a result, she was ritually adopted by the Tagabawa Bagobo Tribe from the Southern Mindanao Region. This relationship contributes to inter-tribal solidarity among various Indigenous Peoples struggling for their right to self-determination. She wrote her story just before she went back home to her native community.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/09/09/wanay-baluyan-contributes-to-inter-tribal-solidarity-between-the-south-and-the-north/

JOJI HELPS IN FOSTERING SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT THE NEW MUSLIM AUTONOMOUS REGION

Last 15-17 August 2019, Joji represented PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee for Peace (CFP) at a social enterprise policy forum held at the Office of the Chief Minister, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), Cotabato City. She made a presentation before key members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), other social enterprise practitioners, and academicians.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/08/28/encouraging-new-social-entrepreneurs-in-the-new-bangsamoro-autonomous-region-in-muslim-mindanao/

TAGABAWA TRIBAL LEADERS WELCOME PBCI-CFP INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

The Tagabawa Tribal Council of Barangay Alegre welcomed the Inclusive Development Team of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee For Peace (CFP) to establish a model coffee farm in their area. We went through the process of Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) as required by law. The municipal, provincial, and national authorities protecting the Indigenous Peoples’ rights gave their respective affirmations and blessings to this project.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/08/23/tagabawa-tribal-leaders-welcome-pbci-cfp-inclusive-development-team/

OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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