Can Manila Afford/Win Another, More Radical Moro War?

In a statement to wrap up their fact-finding study mission to Mindanao last week, an international team of women peace advocates among other things said: “The continuing IDP situation in Zamboanga city is untenable and unproductive both for the displaced themselves and the local government. Approximately 7,000 families are still residing in the grandstand since […]

About Us

WHO ARE WE? ZABIDA is a consortium of four (4) Non-Government Organizations; Katilingban sa Kalambuan, Inc. (KKI) Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ), Reach Out to Others Foundation (ROOF) in Zamboanga City, and Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc. (NFI) based in Basilan committed to uplift the the quality of life of disadvantaged sectors in Zamboanga City and Basilan. Since 2007, […]

Akay Kalinga

Akay Kalinga Center is an alternative home for street children where they can have opportunities to: be fed and protected from heat and cold, learn how to socialize harmoniously with others, learn to do some simple tasks and household chores, acquire livelihood skills, attend literacy classes, and participate in sports and values formation activities. The […]

KKI Partner

Katilingban is a non-stock, non-profit organization founded in 1995 to help poor and marginalized communities cope with growing socio-economic problems in Zamboanga City. ENVISIONS Empowered communities, regardless of race or religion, where there is fullness of life: ✔ Basic needs are met ✔ Wealth and resources are equitably distributed People help make decisions towards the […]

PAZ Partner

PAZ A Catholic organization whose objective is the promotion of peace by strengthening good relations among Muslims and Christians, and all other peoples. BIRTH The organization is an offshoot of the ZAMBASULI Consultation on Peace and Justice held in 1994. Convinced of the needs of the Church to be directly involved in the region, the […]

NFI Partner

The Nagdilaab Foundation Incorporated is a registered NGO whose vision is a people’s foundation committed for peace and development in partnership with the communities, but the people behind this foundation had been involved in the work of development and peace building for the past 20 years as community organizers, formators and program coordinator of the […]


Our Aims We aim to help build a peace constituency that commits itself to: Create harmonious relationships within and among individuals, groups, from various sectors and levels; Develop an awareness, appreciation and understanding of problems and issues affecting the local Muslim, Christian, and Indigenous Peoples’ communities; Support mechanisms for people’s participation in the peace and […]

Week of Peace

The Mindanao Week of Peace is a comprehensive promotional activity that involves various GOs, NGOs, and PO’s in advocating the culture of peace in the Southern Philippines. It is a celebration of peace which was initiated in Zamboanga City by Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation, Inc. (PAZ) and SALAM Foundation in 1997. It has snowballed into […]

Peace Begets Peace, AFP Official Says in Solidarity Forum

PEACE begets peace. God is the source of all harmony, He is its foundation and fulfillment. Please tell our city’s policemen not to arrest blind people for jaywalking because they can’t see the pedestrian lane. These were some of the notions expressed by participants in the Solidarity Forum sponsored by the Interreligious Solidarity for Peace […]


Re-Unidos who committed to cooperate in the task of Rehabilitation and healing of the communities in the City that had been working on a special project named RE-UNIDOS SOCIAL COHESION FOR PEACE PROJECT since October last year. Part of this project is the Implementation of Psycho-Social Healing of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), who were the […]