Archive for January, 2018

Community Tree Planting in Barangay Labuan

Through the Verde Zamboanga, Inc., the Community Tree Planting activities continue for the rehabilitation and reforestation of forest trees in the different areas in the city.

As the year 2018 started, the Youth Task Force of Labuan spearheaded a Tree Planting Activity on January 25 in Barangay Labuan. Around 300 seedlings of narra variety sponsored by Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) were planted.

The activity was joined by selected students and teachers from Labuan National High School, TFZ-Lapu Lapu Troopers, Bureau of Fire Protection, PNP-Labuan station and Coast Guard. Barangay Local Government Unit-Labuan, ZABIDA and Verde Zamboanga support the various environmental initiatives of the sectors for the Climate Change Adaptation advocacies.

Verde Zamboanga Inc. (VZI), is a Non-Government Organization focusing in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. ZABIDA is currently taking the Secratriat responsibility for VZI. (Karel Mellanes)

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Photo Feature: Interreligious Solidarity for Peace (ISP-PAZ) 1st meeting for 2018

1st Interreligious Solidarity for Peace (ISP) monthly meeting for 2018 took place at Garden Orchid Hotel with around 20 attendees from the different religious group. 


Present were the 4 Conveners of the ISP namely Fr. Angel Calvo, CMF – Catholic and the Lead Convener of ISP, Professor Ali Yacub, Al-Hj – Muslim Convener, Atty. Paulino Ersando – Evangelical Conver. and Panglima Amilpasa Bandaying representing the Indigenous People. The Conveners discussed the future of ISP. (Albert Putong/PAZ) 


Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation, Inc. is a member-organization of ZABIDA implementing the Convenio Project supported by the  Spanish Cooperation Agency for International Development (AECID) and Manos Unidas.  

ZABIDA is an Non-Government Organization and a consortium of four (4) independent Non-Profit Organizations namely Katilingban Sa Kalambuan Organization, Inc., Reach-Out to Others Foundation, Inc., Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation Inc., and Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc., all operating in Zamboanga City and Basilan empowering communities towards human security through Participatory Governance, Peace and Development and Human Rights Advocacy Campaign.

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DRRM Logistical Support Turn-Over to Barangay Kasanyangan

“Oplan Ilaw” Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Logistical Support implementation and turn over ceremony was held at Asinan Day Care Center, Kasanyangan on January 20, 2018.

Present during the turn over are the different sectoral group member such as Children, Senior Citizen, Women, Youth, Fisherfolks, Indigenous People leader and BLGU Representatives.

OpLan Ilaw was initiated by the Asinan Kasanyangan Homeowners Workers Association (AKHOWA) And supported by the Kasanyangan Barangay council Headed by its Punong Barangay Abdul Aziz Hanapi. AKHOWA President, Mr. Edwin Fernandez received 25sets of firefly street light to be installed within their community. (Sossimo Eyas, Jr./Katilingban Sa Kalambuan Organization).


Katilingban Sa Kalambuan Organization, Inc. is a ZABIDA Partner-Organization currently implementing the Convenio Project supported by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the Manos Unidas.

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Welcoming #ZABIDAin2018

ZABIDA welcomes the New Year through a 4-day Annual Operations Planning (AOP) Activity together with its member-organizations Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc., Reach-Out to Others Foundation Inc., Katilingban Sa Kalambuang Organization, Inc., and Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation Inc., last January 9 to 12 of this year. 


With the trends to development constantly changing and both natural and man-made disasters still unpredictable, the Regional Program Management Office of ZABIDA, through the President, Fr. Angel C. Calvo, CMF, and Executive Director, Esperancita Hupida,  the Program Coordinators and Staff were made to understand the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda to serve as a guide towards the future Project Implementations. 


This year 2018, the Convenio Project, supported by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and Manos Unidas in Spain, is on its 4th year. The AOP is an opportunity for ZABIDA to re-evaluate and strengthen its strategies in addressing the 4 components under the project which are Participatory Governance, Peace Advocacy, Human Rights and Environment. (Deorenzie Frances Carreon/ZABIDA)  

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