Two Feuding Subanon Groups Bury The Hatchet The Old Way

Roseller Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay – A LITTLE more than 10 kilometers from this underdeveloped town, at the river-swept forested foot near Mt. Canatuan at the heart of Zamboanga Peninsula, lives the tribal group Subanon. They have been roaming this peninsula since time immemorial. The customs by which they run their lives is not new compared […]

After Becoming Houseowners, These Once-Homeless Women Are Now Budding Enterpreneurs

Zamboanga City – THE dream of thousands of homeless residents here to finally own a decent place has not only come into reality but also they were in addition equipped with livelihood and business planning skills to ultimately achieve economic self-reliance. One of them, 51-year old Zenaida B. Baguio, sees her life as a second […]

Onward, Ateneo Peacemakers! Fr. Moreno Urges ADZU

THE elusive but tantalizing challenge of establishing a regime of lasting ad dynamic peace in this historically-checkered region is the top priority of the new presidency in Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU). “The Ateneo must address the root causes of conflict in our region”, Fr. Antonio Moreno, SJ, said during his investiture as the new […]

IFTAR Is A Sharing of Spiritual Experience

THE dream of the Catholic Church for interreligous dialogue and solidarity has come true and is alive in Zamboanga City, Archbishop Romulo Valles, D.D. declared during an “iftar” – the ritual breaking of the Ramadan fasting – sponsored by a local Inter-Religious Solidarity Movement for Peace (IRMSP) last Saturday, October 6. IRMSP convenor and Peace […]

Western Mindanao State U’s New President DR. GRACE J. REBOLLOS

For Her It’s All About A UNIVERSITY PAR EXCELLENCE “A New Springtime of the Human Spirit” “I WANT Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) to be known as a great school,” says its new president, Dr. Grace J. Rebollos. And if there are two words that will be her mantra to make that lofty yet imperative […]

God’s Peace

THERE will be no lasting peace in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed, the well-respected existentialist Albert Camus wrote. The assertion despite its philosophical slant is not as absurd or impertinent as it may seem at first glance. In law to start with, the near-universal advocacy against and abolition […]