CSOs Monitor: Bottoms Up Budgeting Projects

On Wednesday, July 29, the BUB monitoring team, members of the Local Poverty Reduction and Action Plan, composed of DILG, DA, City Planning and the CSOs, represented by ZABIDA, came to visit three (3) sites of the BUB project that was implemented by the Office of the City and Agriculture.These BUB projects have already completed […]

Barangays informed on Barangay Enterprise Development Planning

On July 20-22, a three-day Barangay Social Enterprise seminar, initiated by ZABIDA with its alliance organizations Reach Out to Others Foundation, Inc. and Katilingban para sa Kalambuan, Inc, participated by each organizations’ partner barangays under the new convenio program. Nine (9) barangays were able to attend the said workshop that was composed of five (5) […]

Basilan Farmers Discuss, Advocate Their Human Rights Issues

Isabela City, Basilan-Although the Farmers’ Month celebration is usually done on May every year, the Nagdilaab Foundation Inc. (NFI) proved that “The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something,” as said by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator.Thus did NFI conduct a Farmers’ Right Advocacy Planning-Workshop […]

PWDs Advocate their Rights in a Planning and Arts Workshop

On July 22, over fifty (50) Persons With Disabilities attended the PWD Rights Advocacy Planning Workshop organized by Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance as part of the convenio project that promotes the Human Rights Advocacy of the marginalized sectors in the community.In her welcome remarks, Executive director Espie Hupida told the participants that the PWDs are […]

ZPSF tackled its Peace and Security Efforts starting with a Commitment

Newly created Zamboanga Peace and Security Forum (ZPSF) had exchanges notes with its members on how to boost the peace and order situation in the city during its regular meeting held last June 13 at Zamboanga Basilan Integrated Development Alliance (ZABIDA) Peace and Development Resource Center, this city.ZPSF, formerly Bantay Bayanihan, a group of civil […]

COP Integration to School with ABNHS School Admins and Teachers

Training-cum-Planning on Culture of Peace and Integration of Peace Education Training with School Administrators and Teachers of Arena Blanco National High School, ABNHS Landang Gua Annex, & Talon-Talon National High School organized by the Peace Advocates Zamboanga funded by the UNICEF held on July 9 at LM Metro Hotel, Barangay Tetuan, Zamboanga City.

Learning Session on Barangay Governance for Barangay Officials

Some of the Barangay officials of the five (5) Barangays namely; Labuan, Sinubong, Tulungatung, Tagasilay and Calarian, new partner Barangay local government units of the Katilingban sa Kalambuan, Inc. participated in a 2-day Learning Session on Barangay Governance for Barangay Officials conducted on July 8-9 at the ZPDRC, Suterville, this city. Prior to the Workshop […]

IN SOLIDARITY: Back to Basics, Integrally

Last month, Pope Francis issued his first own-authored papal encyclical titled as “Laudato Si” (Praise Be), much-awaited as not only a Roman Catholic but a global response to overcome the huge problem of a looming climate apocalypse. The encyclical basically called for solidarity and dialogue among peoples, nations, sectors and institutions to reform mindsets, cultures […]