Mindanao Week of Peace on its 20th Year

“We continue taking shared steps in our journey to peace. We make special mention of this year’s events highlighted by the violence in Marawi and the separate explosions in Maguindanao, Basilan, Sulu and other places in Mindanao. This is also a year that gives place to the search for peaceful alternatives to local conflict such […]

Zamboanga and Basilan Youth Transformed Into A “Broken-Healer”

Anchoring on this year’s theme of the Mindanao Week of Peace “Sustaining the Journey for Peace” some 60 Christian and Muslim youth leaders from Zamboanga City and Basilan Province had a three-day journey during the Regional Youth Peace Forum conducted last November 21-23 at Our Lady of the Pilar Retreat House, Mercedes this city.   […]

ROOF Impact Assessment on Barangay Performance

With its continuous efforts in collaborative and participative governance, ROOF conducted an Impact Assessment on Barangay Performance following the DILG Impact Assessment tool last March 21 to March 22 of this year at LM Hotel, Tetuan, Zamboanga City. A total of 201 barangay officials and sector leaders participated coming from 19 partner-barangays. “The main purpose […]

ZABIDA On Climate Change: Simariki Participatory Coastal Resource

With the observable weather changes and frequent natural disasters happening in the country and, Zamboanga City having its coastal barangays, ZABIDA is taking its initiative to proactively conduct environmental programs. One of which is a Participatory Coastal Resource Activity in Simariki. Simariki is an Island that is part of Barangay Talon – Talon. It is […]

PAZ, ISP Names 15 Young Peaceweaver Awardees This Year

In their continuous search for young peace advocates in the city, Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ) and Interreligious Solidarity for Peace (ISP) had chosen 15 graduating college students to be this year’s recipients of the Young Peace Weaver Award. The 15 awardees of the prestigious Award will be added to the roster of Young Peace Weaver […]

PAZ Partner

PAZ A Catholic organization whose objective is the promotion of peace by strengthening good relations among Muslims and Christians, and all other peoples. BIRTH The organization is an offshoot of the ZAMBASULI Consultation on Peace and Justice held in 1994. Convinced of the needs of the Church to be directly involved in the region, the […]

ISP

Our Aims We aim to help build a peace constituency that commits itself to: Create harmonious relationships within and among individuals, groups, from various sectors and levels; Develop an awareness, appreciation and understanding of problems and issues affecting the local Muslim, Christian, and Indigenous Peoples’ communities; Support mechanisms for people’s participation in the peace and […]

Week of Peace

The Mindanao Week of Peace is a comprehensive promotional activity that involves various GOs, NGOs, and PO’s in advocating the culture of peace in the Southern Philippines. It is a celebration of peace which was initiated in Zamboanga City by Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation, Inc. (PAZ) and SALAM Foundation in 1997. It has snowballed into […]