A Test of Our Commitment to Peace

(Statement of the Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance, Inc. on the tragic death of over 40 members of the PNP-Special Action Force in Maguindanao Province last January 25, 2014) As an active civil society consortium who with its partner-members have been for many years involved in the peace process and socio-economic amelioration of local communities, the […]

ZABIDA Completes Training Program on Barangay Good Governance

The last batch of 50 barangay leaders who trained in community good governance has completed the final 2-day session today, January 22. They belong to picturesque Barangay Pasonanca, and they form the 20th barangay-based group to have undergone the program provided by the Zamboanga-Basilan Development Alliance, Inc. (ZABIDA). Through the program, ZABIDA aims to partner […]

ROOF conducted Data Presentation and Validation

On Wednesday, January 21, A Project Research managed by Reach Out to Others Foundation, Inc., entitled “Measuring Health Vulnerability, Enhancing Resilience and Adaptation to Climate among At-risk to Communities of Zamboanga City and Basilan,” was presented by Lead Researcher, Liezl de-Sosa Camacho for presentation and validation to the invited participants, majority came from selected Barangay […]

The Pope as Savior

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) lost no time in making capital of Pope Francis’ virtual endorsement of government’s current efforts to establish a new Bangsamoro political order in Mindanao. In his brief message during his courtesy call on Pres. Aquino in Malacanang last January 16, the Pope said: “In […]

MYDev Program Graduated 1st Batch of ALS Completers

On January 14, Wednesday, the Mindanao Youth for Development program graduated 280 Accreditation & Equivalency and 35 Basic Literacy Students from 9 Barangays in Zamboanga City. Among these barangays are; San Roque, Tugbungan, Calarian, Tetuan, Gusu, Tumaga, Guiwan, Talon-Talon and Canelar. USAID Deputy Mission Director, Reed Aeschliman and company, EDC Chief of Party Kevin Corbin, […]

Will the Pope Endorse the Bangsamoro?

Would Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines this week (January 15-19) endorse the ongoing hot-topic Mindanao peace process, particularly the passage of a new organic law for a Bangsamoro autonomy? This is not too remote a possibility since surely he comes equipped with a Jesuitly-thorough staff work on the issues, challenges and problems […]

ZABIDA Plans How to Tackle Another Busy Year This 2015

The year 2015 is coming up as a super-busy one for the Zamnboanga-Basilan Integrated Development alliance, Inc. (ZABIDA) and its four NGO partner-members. This outlook surfaced during the consortium’s management and staff year-planning conference-workshop held this week (January 6-8) at its resource and development center office here in Zamboanga City. Its main agenda was the […]