Maluso, Basilan SOLIDARITY STATEMENT

Connecting the state of humanity is a necessary endeavor to bring back the peaceful co-existence in the land. Continuing reached out have to be made to defeat the forces of the detractors of peace, unity and solidarity has to be forged so that the good side of humanity prevails.  In this regard, a multi-sectoral peace […]

A Statement of Solidarity for the Victims of War in the Islamic City of Marawi

As the fierce fighting in Marawi enters its second week, we count more than a hundred casualties, scores of hostages, and over 17,000 internally displaced families who have left the city for safer grounds. In the strongest terms, we condemn these atrocities and dread their escalation to more bloodshed, leading to a higher fatality count, […]

A CALL FOR HEALING FOR PERSONAL AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

(Statement of the Interreligious Solidarity for Peace on the 19th Celebration of the Week of Peace in Zamboanga City) ALMOST two decades have passed since the first celebration of the Week of Peace in 1997.  Over the years, we have continuously called for a unity in the midst of our differences, justice for those whose rights […]

STATEMENT OF THE YOUTH PARTICIPANTS During the YOUTH PEACE FORUM

Some 100 youth leaders coming from the public secondary schools and communities in the city and Basilan Province take part in the celebration of the International Youth Day on August 13 through Youth Peace Forum at Claret Gymnasium, Claret School of Zamboanga City. The said activity was initiated by the Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ) through […]

A Test of Our Commitment to Peace

(Statement of the Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance, Inc. on the tragic death of over 40 members of the PNP-Special Action Force in Maguindanao Province last January 25, 2014) As an active civil society consortium who with its partner-members have been for many years involved in the peace process and socio-economic amelioration of local communities, the […]

Let Not Fr. Tentorio Die in Vain

(Statement of Peace Advocates Zamboanga on the killing of Fr. Fausto Tentorio, PIME in Arakan Valley, North Cotabato, on Monday, October 17, 2011.) WE condemn in the strongest terms the murder and killing of Fr. Fausto Tentorio, a religious of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME), who was treacherously shot dead in the premises […]

SOLIDARITY MESSAGE OF PEACE ADVOCATES ZAMBOANGA TO DUYOG MINDANAO: PEOPLE’S CARAVAN FOR PEACE AND SOLIDARITY MULTI-SECTORAL FORUM AT DAVAO CITY, NOVEMBER 27, 2008 IN CELEBRATION OF THE MINDANAO WEEK OF PEACE (NOVEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 3, 2008)

Salam! Kalinaw! Kapayapaan! Peace! We in Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ) and in behalf of the Inter-Religious Solidarity Movement for Peace (IRSMP) of Zamboanga City extend our felicitations of solidarity and goodwill to “Duyog Mindanao: People’s Caravan for Peace and Solidarity” and – on the occasion of your multi-sectoral forum (on November 27), as well as […]

Joint Statement of the Bishops-Ulama Conference

Joint Statement of the Bishops-Ulama Conference, 35th General Assembly, Jolo, Sulu November 18-21, 2008. We the convenors and 75 members of the Bishops-Ulama Conference wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to Almighty God/Allah for the graced opportunity of holding our 35th General Assembly in the beautiful town of Jolo. For holding this historic gathering in […]