Project Orientation on the Kinaiyahan Housing Held

On Saturday, June 20, a project orientation was conducted at the Katilingban Home owner’s Association. Multipurpose Hall, Barangay Sinunuc, in this city, organized by the Katilingban sa Kalambuan, Inc (KKI), one of the four partner organizations of the Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance. The participants were members of the Urban Poor Associations which came from Camino […]

Interfaith CSO Tenders Iftar Get-Together for Arena Blanco Folks

As it has done annually during the Holy Month of Ramadan for many years now, the civil society group Interreligious Solidarity for Peace (ISP) once again sponsored a fast-breaking Iftar last Saturday, June 27, this time for the pre-dominantly Muslim residents of Arena Blanco barangay, Zamboanga City. In his message to the villagers and their […]

Arbor Day na Ciudad de Zamboanga 2015

In the observance of the Philippine Arbor Day, the city celebrated this annual event through a tree-planting activity spearheaded by the City Government and thus organized by the Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) on Thursday, June 25 at Climaco Freedom Park, Sitio Abong-Abong Pasonanca this city. Among the thousands of participants, […]

In Solidarity: A CSO Opens a New Approach to Tackle Zamboanga’s Security Woes

What business does a civil society organization have to dip its fingers in the inherently complex, usually frustrating but definitely challenging endeavor of communal security and crime-fighting? If that do-gooder exists in a turbulent city like Zamboanga, the imperatives are overwhelming: the jails are overflowing with illegal drug pushers and users, several thousand remain displaced […]

ISP Members, Guests Set Heart and Mind on Ramadan Fast

As the Holy Month of Ramadan starts on June 17, this week, the Interreligious Solidarity for Peace (ISP) has set the interfaith spirit of its members – and, hopefully, the whole of a troubled city – towards making the fasting season more meaningful and rewarding. The ISP held a “Solidarity Forum” last Saturday, June 13 […]

PAZ Logistical Supprt for Barangay Talon-Talon.

On June 6, Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ) had turned over to the Barangay Council of Talon-Talon the 16 units of handheld radios, as a logistical support tothe said barangay in their attempt to enhance their security measure and to provide a quick response in case of disaster/emergency. Barangay Talon-Talon is one of the 20 partner […]

KKI Turns Over “Project Inidoro” to Brgy. San Roque

On June 8,a significant activity was conducted, thus, it is the Turn-Over Ceremony of Logistical Support for Barangay San Roque, Katilingban sa Kalambuan Inc. (KKI) partner barangay.The said ceremony was attended by the different sectors of the community including the following: Youth, Women, Senior Citizen and purok leaders. Present during the actual turn-over ceremony are […]

Local Jabu-Jabu NGO tapped by international ACF to facilitate food assistance to IDPs

The international humanitarian NGO Action Against Hunger (, also goes by the acronym ACF) has tapped the Jabu-Jabu (|The Calling), Inc. for the latter to provide birth documentation for unregistered evacuee children to enable their family to avail of food and livelihood assistance.  ACF will start distribution this week of food assistance in the form […]