Kinaiyahan Housing Project Groundbreaking

Within a year, 80 households will be able to live a descent house, which they can call Home. On Saturday, November 28, 80 families marked this day as one of the most important event at Barangay Sinunuc. A Groundbreaking ceremony was conducted for the Kinaiyahan Eco-Village Housing project, managed by Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance Inc. […]

Week of Peace 2015 Kicks Off with 20,000 Strong Parade

More than 20,000 residents of Zamboanga City this morning (November 26) paraded to open the Mindanao Week of Peace 2015 celebration in this multi-cultural city that has played a historic part in the peace and security of Mindanao since its founding in the 1500s. Calling the parade a “significant expression of our commitment to peace”, […]

ZABIDA Staffers Learn How to Audit Barangays on GAD Compliance

Selected staffers of the Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance, Inc (ZABIDA) underwent a 2-day facilitators’ training on Gender and Development (GAD) audit last November 6-7. The training’s goal is to help local barangays to comply with the general provisions of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) through the current ZABIDA’s community development interventions. Most of ZABIDA’s […]

Tribal Leaders Urged to Unite to Demand Social Justice

Leaders of indigenous peoples residing in Zamboanga City lamented anew over the neglect and repressions they experience from government or society. Some 50 tribal leaders of the Yakan, Sama Bangingi, Subanon, Badjao and Kolibugan tribes of the city vented their complaints during a forum conducted by the Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance, Inc. (ZABIDA) last Friday, […]

How About a Peace Commission?

A day before the resumption of Congress’ session this week, government peace panel chief Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer appealed anew to the legislators for the speedy passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which has been stalled by extended public hearings, interpellations and lack of quorum in both chambers, on top of the investigations of the […]