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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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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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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B’LAAN FIRST NATION SHIPS FIRST BATCH OF COFFEE EXPORT TO CANADA

  We sent the first batch of our B’laan coffee beans export to Level Ground Trading in Vancouver Island, Canada. The Coffee for Peace (CFP) management team–Kriz Cruzado, Keith Grubaugh, and I, with the help of the whole CFP staff and the PeaceBuilders Community–made this possible. Pastor Fred Fredeluces, our Arabica coffee production guru, has …

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EVANGELICALS ENGAGE ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARIES IN A PEACE DIALOGUE

  09 MARCH 2011. COTABATO CITY—The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) and the Peace Panel of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) held an inter-faith dialogue on the newly-resumed peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the MILF. Bishop Efraim Tendero (PCEC National Director), Bishop John Tayoto (Chairman, PCEC Peace and …

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MENNONITES LEARNS ABOUT COMMUNITY IMPACT OF PAR IN NUEVA ECIJA

Reported by REGINA MONDEZ, Development Communication Specialist, PeaceBuilders Community On December 2009, Peacebuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) started a project on Disaster Risk Management. After a year, we have already trained one PAR community, consisting of 30 members, in the Province of Nueva Ecija. They were trained for one year in …

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MENNONITE PEACEBUILDERS IMMERSE IN KALINGA’S STORIES AND CULTURE

A report by MS REGINA MONDEZ, Development Communication Specialist, PeaceBuilders Community   On the third week of January 2011, PBCI team had an extraordinary experience in the Province of Kalinga. From Tabuk City, we had a three-hour roller coaster ride on a jeepney loaded with pigs, chickens, and rice. After the ride, we hiked a …

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HOPING IN GOD IN THE MIDDLE OF CRISES

by Dann & Joji Pantoja, Richmond, British Columbia Written during those scary days of wrapping up our Canadian life–leaving behind our children, grandchildren, friends, respective careers, and the lifestyle we’ve enjoyed for 20 years–to start a new life in Mindanao, Philippines.  Summer 2005.   “In those days and at that time I will make a righteous …

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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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