PAZ, Partners Launch Nutrition Project in Southcom High

A GROUP of graduating students of Southcom National High School in partnership with Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ) in mid-January launched a 30-day feeding program in their school located in Southcom Village, Zamboanga City. With the theme “Feeding Program Builds Healthy ICT Educations”, the project aimed to address the nutritional needs of the school’s own students […]

ZABIDA pushes GAD Plans in Barangays

THE Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance (ZABIDA), Inc. underscored the importance of “Gender and Development” (GAD) Planning in the development of local communities to government representatives during an assessment conference last December 28 held at the ZABIDA Peace & Development Resource Center at Suterville, San Jose Gusu. During the presentation of the Gender Research Result, Research […]

Orphan Fatima “Baptized” in Zamboanga City’s Mauludin Nabi Celebration

THE special-event celebration by Zamboanga City’s Muslim religious and community leaders of Mauludin Nabi (birth of Prophet Mohammad, SAW) February 2 was made more poignant and meaningful by the “baptism” of an orphaned one-month old girl during the occasion. She was fittingly named Fatima Zahra Mohammad. Fatima is the name of one of the Prophet’s […]

Civil Registrar’s Office Accepts Lists of Undocumented Muslim Children From Jabu-Jabu NGO

MORE than 2,000 Muslim children whose births remain unregistered with government obtained a degree of recognition from the City Registrar’s Office when a Muslim NGO formally turned over lists of their names and data about their birth to the agency. Jabu-Jabu (The Calling), Inc. president Jaafar Kimpa submitted the lists to Zamboanga City Civil Registrar […]

Moro Homeland and Identity

WE can only but hail Malacanang’s announcement last week (February 25) of the appointment of a complete 15-man Transition Commission as a move that fast-tracks the implementation of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB), in view and inspite of the increasing delay in the completion of the four annexes necessary to make FAB executory. […]

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

IN his message for the new years’ World Day of Peace, observed by Vatican every January 1 for the last 46 years, Pope Benedict XVI had for its theme and title one of the best-known Gospel beatitudes: Blessed are the peacemakers! The Pope says that what makes this statement something true and real in and […]

Yes, Virginia, There is a Peace Vote

IN its monthly meeting on Saturday, February 16 held at Western Mindanao State University, members of the Inter-Religious Solidarity for Peace (ISP) agreed to hold a candidates forum on April 13, in a venue to be decided later. The forum would be a major part of ISP’s plan to generate and mobilize a “peace vote” […]

Bantay Bayanihan Plans Next Moves

BANTAY Bayanihan(BB), the multi-civil society group acting watchdog to the Armed Forces’ Internal Peace and Security Plan (IPSP), has reassured its members that their support efforts on the ground level shall result to desired targets. This was expounded during the members’ 4th Quarter Meeting last January 11 at Silsilah House of Peace Conference Room. The […]

School Peace Happenings: Lights, Camera, Action!

SOME 20 secondary school students from the six partner schools of Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ) learned “art of peace video documentation” last Saturday, January 26. The participants came from different secondary schools in the city, namely, Ayala National High School, Talisayan National High School, Southcom National High School, Sangali National High School, Tagasilay National High […]

20 High School Studes Learn the Art of Peace

Zamboanga City –SOME 20 high school students converged for a two-day peace arts workshop last February 27-28 at the ZABIDA Peace and Development Resource Center in Suterville, this city. The young participants belonged to the five partner schools of Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ), namely, Ayala National High School, Southcom National High School, Talon-Talon National High […]