Hello! I’m Sihaya. In the past few months, I’ve been leading the Field Operations Team of PeaceBuildersCommunity.Org and CoffeeForPeace.Com. We have been immersing ourselves among the farmers around Mt. Apo, specifically among certain Bagobo Tagabawa indigenous communities and certain Settlers’ communities. As we listen to the people on the ground, we adjust our inclusive development policies based on the contexts of the communities we serve.
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2021/02/26/our-inclusive-development-policies-are-based-on-what-we-hear-from-the-ground/
I am encouraged by the fact that an ecumenical letter from KAIROS, the United Church of Canada, and the Anglican Church of Canada—signed by Archbishops Linda Nicholls and Mark MacDonald—was sent to the Federal Government concerning the deteriorating human rights situation in the Philippines. I pray that my Canadian sisters and brothers in Christ would help us amplify our voices as we pursue justice-based peace in our country.
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2021/02/05/filipino-church-leaders-appeal-to-philippine-supreme-court-to-junk-anti-terrorism-act/
The founding leaders of Kapeyapaan Farmers Association in Barangay Alegre (KFA-Alegre), Bansalan, Davao del Sur started their six-month training. This program happens from January to June 2021. The participants are among the strategically qualified group of farmers. We have secured proper coordination with government authorities and the provincial tribal leadership regarding our purposes, objectives, and operational procedures, especially our compliance with public health safety protocols.
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2021/01/15/founding-leaders-of-kapeyapaan-farmers-association-alegre-start-their-training/
Our Cagayan Valley Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Field Operations have started the Rehabilitation Phase of their long-term inclusive development and social entrepreneurial initiatives. This is our focus in response to the disaster caused by Typhoon Ulysses. We are grateful to the Creator for a successful launch. Thankful to Kalinga PAR Community of PeaceBuilders Community – Cordillera, led by Malou Isumacher and Wanay S. Baluyan, who are voluntarily giving their time and energies for these endeavours.
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2021/01/10/kalinga-par-community-initiates-cagayan-valley-par-field-operations/
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2020/12/31/for-us-the-advent-expresses-our-journey-in-christ-centered-peacebuilding/
PBCI-CFP Tribe celebrated Christmas in the spirit of a Franciscan benediction as we all faced the challenges caused by CoViD19 and the increasing militarization and human rights issues in our land. We enhanced our regular community lunch while observing the basic public health protocol. PBCI-CFP were able to share grocery packs to each family containing traditional Filipino food and delicacies served during Christmas Eve.
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2020/12/23/we-celebrated-advent-in-the-midst-of-covid19-challenges-and-increasing-militarization/
We are raising funds for the families and communities affected by Typhoon Ulysses that caused floods and destruction of homes among thousands of families here in the Philippines. PBCI will focus on Northern Luzon, specifically Tuguegarao City and the heavily flooded Cagayan Valley. As of Saturday, 14 November 2020, the Tuguegarao Command Center reported that the whole city was submerged underwater, affecting 30,332 families, submerging the home of 28,676 families, with only 536 evacuated into LGU evacuation centers.
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2020/11/20/pbci-organizes-for-immediate-and-long-term-disaster-response-in-northern-philippines/