Interreligious Solidarity for Peace give gifts to IDPs to celebrate its “Day of Solidarity”

A family displaced by last year’s Zamboanga Siege and still being sheltered in the city’s sports complex received gifts from sectoral groups and the Interreligious Solidarity for Peace (ISP) during latter’s “Day of Solidarity” celebration yesterday Sunday evening, December 21. The 60-plus individual and organizational members of ISP annually holds the event to mark its […]

Pope Francis Appeals for Global Cooperation Versus Modern Slaveries

In his World Day of Peace 2015 message, Pope Francis bewailed the socio-economic and moral enslavement of millions of people in the world today perpetrated through corruption, violent suppression, illegal economic activities, child labor and labor exploitation, prostitution and human trafficking. These are committed by people who have lost their sense of fraternity and solidarity […]

MWOP 2014 Torch Parade

The week long celebration of Mindanao Week of Peace 2014 ended with a symbolic Torch Parade which was spearheaded by the Inter-religious Solidarity for Peace (ISP) and Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ). The parade started at Normal Road, Western Mindanao State University heading to Paseo del Mar passing through the sceneric R.T. Lim Boulevard. Thousands of […]

To Achieve Peace, Be a Jessie Robredo, His Widow Urged

PEACE results mainly from sufficient trust between and among peoples in a society, said Camarines Sur congresswoman Maria Leonor Robredo, widow of posthumous Peaceweaver Awardee Jessie Robredo in her keynote address to Zamboanga City’s barangay officials on Monday, December 1. This is the driving belief of her late husband during his 20-month stint as secretary […]

Three Peace Champions Conferred Peaceweaver Awards

Zamboanga City—In their continuous quest to foster peace conscious in individuals and communities, the Interreligious Solidarity for Peace (ISP) and Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ) honored three personalities who have made outstanding contributions in the cause of peace-making. The Peace Weaver Awards ceremony was held on Sunday evening, November 30 at the Claret School gymnasium. The […]

Pilot test for Psycho-Social Healing of the IDPs conducted.

On Tuesday, November 25, some 30 Internally Displaced Persons, including children had been catered with a psycho social healing adopting the “Art of Hosting” which was conducted by volunteer facilitators of ZABIDA. The participants, although with simple set-ups were glad to be visited. “We are glad that you came to visit us, to see our […]

Week of Peace 2014 Opens With Appeal to Heal Wounds of War

WALKING with the victims of last year’s war in Zamboanga City is the best way to cure their wounds and to heal social conflicts in local communities. This was the message of Fr. Angel Calvo in his welcome remarks at the opening program of the Week of Peace 2014 held at the Boy Scout Campsite, […]

Recovered. Rehabilitated.

Two months ago, ZABIDA, with its partner organization Reach Out to others Foundation (ROOF) initiated a collaborative effort as part of the Rehabilitating and healing after the Zamboanga siege, worked hand in hand with the Tetuan Central School, its principal, teachers, and students, DEPED, community with the BLGU, 4Ps beneficiaries, MYDev learners along with ZABIDA […]

Solidarity According to Pope Francis

In his address before the World Meeting of Popular Movements this week in Rome, Pope Francis again talked with moral passion and sense of urgency about the global crises of poverty, joblessness, hunger, environmental destruction and homelessness. He then swiftly exhorted the victims of these crises to unite and work together to overcome their problems […]

23 Barangays Assess Their Development and Human Security Needs in 1-Day Session

The promotion and practice of good governance in 23 of Zamboanga City’s barangays was further concretized when their barangay officials and sectoral leaders participated in the “Needs Assessment and Baselining on Barangay Governance” held in Centro Latino, Paseo del Mar, Zamboanga City on Friday, October 17. The assessment of their respective communities’ socio-economic and ecological […]