“Stakeholders’ Consultative Meeting for Disaster Preparedness”

ZABIDA, with the consortium of four (4) NGOs; namely Peace Advocates Zamboanga, Katilingban sa Kalambuan, Inc. Reach Out to others Foundation, Inc. based in Zamboanga, and the Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc. in Basilan, engaged in different initiatives for Peace, Development, Democratic Governance, Disaster and Risk Reduction Management. The organization conducted a “Stakeholders’ Consultative Meeting for Disaster […]

Culianan OSYs Hold Vegetable Garden Field Day

The Mindanao Youth for Development (MYDEV) learners of Barangay Culianan, Zamboanga City who are taking up a horticulture course under the supervision of MYDev-ZABIDA Technical Skills Coordinator Joshua B. Pierra, held their vegetable garden field day last Friday, September 19 with guests gracing the occasion, which was also hosted by the Dominican Sisters’ Farm located […]

ZABIDA Unveils New Psycho-Social Healing Project for Wounded City

A new systematic initiative to heal the potentially socially-explosive psycho-social wounds from the year-ago Moro rebels’ siege of Zamboanga has been launched in the city. At the monthly meeting of the Interreligious Solidarity for Peace (ISP) last Saturday, September 20, Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance, Inc. (ZABIDA) unveiled its “Re-Unidos: Social Cohesion for Peace Project” before […]

30 Farmers of La Paz enhanced their skills on Natural Farming

Thirty (30) farmers of Barangay La Paz underwent a training on Natural Farming Technology or organic farming and vermi-composting on September 12 at Bunguiao Eco-Farm Park, this city. The objective of the said training was to enhance the skills of the farmers in Natural Farming by producing their own organic fertilizer. The participants had an […]

ZABIDA Inaugurates Water Tank System in Faraway Sitio Piña

SOME 35 families farming in the mountains of Barangay Bunguiao now enjoy an adequate supply of potable water for house and agricultural uses coming from a 45,000-liter ferro-cement tank they built themselves over a 2-year period. The cost of materials was mainly provided by the Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance, Inc. (ZABIDA), through its partner NGO […]

ZABIDA Graduates 22 Marginalized Barangays in Zambo and Basilan Given Social Empowerment Trainings

SEVENTEEN communities in Zamboanga City and five in Basilan Province that have been marginalized by under-development or outright violence were formally “graduated” from a year-long empowerment program on Wednesday, July 30, as implemented by the Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance, Inc. (ZABIDA). In a morning-long gathering dubbed as “Social Marketing Forum” at the Marcian Garden Hotel […]

Barangay Leaders Learn Good Governance Fundamentals

PARTICIPATION is the key to good governance. This was the chief message of Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance, Inc. (ZABIDA) president Fr. Angel Calvo, CMF as he closed today, January 25, a three-day training on good governance for barangay officials and community leaders. The training held on January 23 – 25 at Marcian Business Hotel in […]


Accessing education might be easy for some youths, but not for jessamae asain of lamitan, basilan province. Four years ago, she was unsure of making it to high school because of her family’s financial condition. Third among five siblings, she contends herself with whatever meager income her parents could generate in stitching and selling nipa […]


The australian government through the australian agency for international development (ausaid) partnered with the philippine business for social progress (pbsp) to construct classrooms for student survivors of tropical storm sendong in the cities of cagayan de oro and iligan. With Australian support of Php63-million (A$1.5-million), PBSP has constructed six disaster-resilient, two-storey, six-classroom schoolbuildings for students […]


The last 43 years had been a remarkable four decades of recognizing deserving students of the secondary schools in zamboanga city with the honor as golden crescent achievement awardees. The golden crescent consortium of peace builders and affiliates (gccpba), affiliated with the interreligious solidarity for peace as muslim convener group, conferred the following honors to […]