Last April 19 of this year, NFI joined the celebration of World Earth Day 2018 through Tree Planting activity in Barangay Taberlongan and a Mangrove Planting at Calang Kapisahan Taberlongan Maluso, Basilan. The Activity also Re-launched the Anti illegal Logging Campaign, participated by the different line agencies of Basilan Province. (Ayara Jaimin/NFI)
Six (6) of ZABIDA’s Youth Leaders and Young Professionals were sent to participate in this year’s Philippine Good Governance Summit organized by the students of the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP NCPAG). Around 300 active Youth Leaders from different institutions in the Philippines were convened to learn from honorable Resource Speakers in the fields of Education, Public Service, Policy-Making, Governance, Gender and Development and Human Rights.
Their participation will help them further develop ZABIDA’s Youth Development Programs for both In-School and Out-of-School Youth. ZABIDA participants were Leo Christopher Gaspar, Project Staff for Human Rights Advocacy Campaign, Albert “Bobert” Putong, Program Staff for School-Based Culture of Peace, Jobel Henesy Foliente, Program Staff for MYDev, Deorenzie Frances Carreon, ZABIDA-RPMO Communications Officer and volunteers Egidio Muriedas of Brent College and Angelika Hupida of Ateneo de Zamboanga University.
Spearheaded by Ms. Deddette Suacito, Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc. Executive Director initiated a formal meeting to plan on the 2nd round of DRRM Logistical Support under the Convenio Project. The meeting was participated by twelve (12) representatives from three identified partner-communities namely; Barangay Lower Bañas, Switch Yakal and Shipyard Tabuk, at NFI Conference Hall, Lazaro Drive, Sunrise Village Isabela City, Basilan. (Ayara Jaimin/NFI)
3-Day Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CBDRRM) Training for Non-Government Organizations (NGO)
The Office of Civil Defense Regional Office IX organized a training on Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CBDRRM) especially for Non-Government Organizations that are working closely with Barangays. ZABIDA, having to implement empowerment initiatives on DRRM to its partner-barangays sent more than 5 of its project staff to participate.
Regional Director, OCD RO IX Leoncio A. Cirunay, Jr together with the Training Resources Speakers; Engr. Emmanuel Sucgang, Mr. Casmar Pajiji, Mr.Jonald Fernandez, Mr. Jeston Santisteban and Mr. Sonnyboy Simon join the participating groups in a photo. (Karel B. Mellanes/ZABIDA)