Catering Services Supplies turn-over to Sama Bangingi Women Sector in Simariki

Through the Financing Services Program of ZABIDA, the Sama Bangingi Community in Simariki Island, Talon-Talon received Kitchen and Catering Services Supplies last April 14 of this year. Ms. Jahura Ganih, President of the Auka Ag Usaha Kitabi Association accepted the logistical support together with its tribal leader, Naser Ismula.

The said association is composed of the members of the Women Sector in Simariki Island. They are to open a Catering Services to people who are visiting their now open Island Beach services. Nujom Hadjibata, Program Coordinator of ZABIDA-Financing Services represented ZABIDA. The supplies will support the Women Sector’s livelihood project in Simariki Island. (Raquel Divino/FSP-ZABIDA)

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Department of Labor and Employment supports Proposal-Writeshop of the CSO

The empowerment of the Civil Society members is part of ZABIDA’s Human Rights Advocacy Campaign Program. Around 10 members from the Business Sector, Indigenous Peoples, Informal Settlers Sector, Workers Informal Sector, Senior Citizen Sector and the Women Sector participated in the 2-day Proposal-Writeshop conducted last April 11 to 12 in the Conference Room, Peace and Development Resource Center of ZABIDA.

To address Poverty Reduction, the proposal is for a Livelihood Project to be led and managed by the Federation of Zamboanga City Civil Society Organization, Inc. With this the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), through, Ms. Sylivia Delos Santos, LEO III, provided Technical Mentorship in the enhancement of the proposal collectively formulated by the participants. (Leo Christopher Gaspar/ZABIDA)

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1st Semester Barangay Assembly in Salaan, Guisao and Lamisahan

Barangay Assemblies are organized as an opportunity for transparency and accountability to the constituents in every Barangay. This is the time in a year that the Barangay Officials provide detailed reports on the achievements and plans of the Local Government Unit. For year 2018, Reach-Out to Others Foundation Inc.’s (ROOF) partner barangays namely, Barangay Guisao, Barangay Salaan and Barangay Lamisahan conducted their respective 1st Semester Assembly.

Barangay Salaan conducted its assembly last April 7, this City. Hon. Regalado Faustino, the Barangay Chairperson presented his accomplishments during his state of the Barangay Address or SOBA. This included the following; the on-going Infrastructure projects such as the “farm to market road”, the “rehabilitation of the covered court at the elementary school”. He then mentioned the logistical support that ROOF-ZABIDA provided, through the Convenio Project supported by the Spanish Cooperation Agency for International Development (AECID) and the Manos Unidas. Said support is for the Sectoral & Gender and Development (GAD) and Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM). Hon. Faustino also mentioned that the Barnagay Measurement Tool Ratings has already been posted in the Barangay Hall and he is encouraging his consituents to evaluate and see how their Barangay Officials are working. He is also encouraging comments for improvement from them.

On the same day, Barangay Lamisahan held its assmebly at the Magsaysay Elementary School Covered Court. With the theme: “Kapit kamay tungo sa Pagbabago ng Barangay! Makiisa! Makilahok! Makialam!”. Mrs. Concepcion Tigas, President of Multi-sectoral organization, presented an update on the Logistical Support received from the ROOF-ZABIDA through the support of the Convenio Project. The support was an Animal Dispersal Program under the Sectoral Poverty Alleviation and Gender and Development. Said program was managed by the LAMSECO Multi-Sectoral Association headed by Mrs. Concepcion Tigas.

On April 8, Barangay Guisao gathered more than 200 of its constituents. Hon. Miguel Arquiza, Barangay Chairman – Barangay Guisao and Hon. Teodiver Arquiza, District 2 City Councilor were both present. (Rahsa Alberto and Khamar Amsain/ROOF)

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29 Graduating Senior High and College Students are Young Peace Weavers 2018

In their non-stop pursuit to mold peace champions in this city, Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ) and the Interreligious Solidarity for Peace (ISP) conferred the Young Peace Weavers Award to 18 deserving graduating senior high school students and 11 graduating tertiary students for this school year, all of whom have made significant contributions to peace in their respective schools and communities.

 

For 17 years now the Young Peace Weavers Award is given annually by PAZ and ISP to the peace-conscious students in high school and college in both public and private schools.

 

After had been endorsed by their respective schools, the nominees had undergone the selection process with the screening committee whose members are from ISP and PAZ. The major criterion is the active participation of the nominees in efforts in peace building and instilling an awareness of the process towards the culture of peace as against the culture of violence in their schools and communities.

 

The 18 awardees from the senior high school are: Amina Shayne Halil (Regional Science High School); Aurelli Maria Bettina Lim (Pilar College); Alvin Rey Riclade (Southern City Colleges); Ardis Asta (Talon-Talon National High School); Maid Jammang (Arena Blanco National High School); Marvin Abdul (STI College Zamboanga); Shaira Mae Napii (Claret School of Zamboanga City); Abdul Nasser Alimoda (Filipino Turkish Tolerance School); Zyra Jazmine Jimenez (Ayala National High School); Jhonel Sumeguin (ECC-Baluno National High School); Jimboy Sabuclacao (Ramon Enriquez Memorial School); Kristine Anne Nicole Pantaleon (Culianan National High School); Alhamdi Aspalal (Tuan Datu Hadji Abdullah Nuño Integrated School); Erika Jenn Quisil (Maria Clara Lorenzo Lobregat National High School); Sean Jay Panglilingan (Tictapul National High School); Khevin Alvarado (Vitali National High School); Inshira Hussin (Tagasilay National High School) and Chabelita Benito (Bunguiao National High School)

 

While, the 11 awardees from the tertiary level are: Airon Canizares (Western Mindanao State University); Carlo Alejandro (Western Mindanao State University); Sitti Shaira Dompol (Western Mindanao State University); Mervin Cabato (Western Mindanao State University); Vea Mae Guzman (Western Mindanao State University); Aissah Anudin (Western Mindanao State University); Mary Angel Aghon (Winzelle International College); Jordan Lascota (Ateneo de Zamboanga University); Ruth Bermejo (Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology); Hazel Delos Santos (Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College) and Raffy Laliyah (Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College).

 

The bestowal of the prestigious Award will be done either during the recognition or graduation rite of the awardees. (Albert F. Arcilla/Peace Advocates Zamboanga)

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