NAGDILAAB Foundation Inc.: “Teach Peace” Lesson Exemplar book launch in Isabela, Basilan

The NAGDILAAB Foundation Inc. (NFI), a Non-Profit Organization based in Isabela City and a partner in empowering communities of Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance, Inc. (ZABIDA) launched its Lesson Exemplar for Peace Education entitled “Teach Peace”. The launching took place in Querexeta Formation Center, Isabela City, Basilan, yesterday, July 13.

Present were Supervisors, Principals and Educators from the DepEd Schools Division of Basilan, Primary and Secondary Schools. Also present were representatives from the Security Sector namely the 4th Special Forces Battalion represented by Capt. David Cayton and the 104th Battalion of the Philippine Army represented by Capt. Ronal Ochimar Sahiban.

The launching program was opened by Ms. Esperancita Hupida, Regional Executive Director of ZABIDA, she extended her gratitude and congratulatory message to the teachers behind the creation of the “Teach Peace” book. She also put emphasis on “the challenge of reaching the lessons in the module to the hearts of the students”. She also said that, “we don’t only teach peace from the books, but we teach peace from experience…Teaching Peace is our commitment for the children of Basilan, as the hope of Basilan (sana).”

Hon. Jim Hataman, Provincial Governor of Basilan was represented by Provincial Adiministrator Uso Dan Salasim, wherein he expressed how the teachers and the people behind the creation of the Lesson Exemplar for Peace Education serve as an inspiration in pushing forward Peace Advocacy. He also highlighted how timely it is given the situation in Mindanao.

The Lessons for Peace Exemplar book was presented by Ms. Miriam L. Suacito, Executive Director of NFI, to the Department of Education – Schools Division of Basilan which was represented by Hja. Norhaya M. Abdurahim, Ed.D, Superintendent – Schools Division.

The “Teach Peace” book is going to be distributed to Elementary and Secondary Schools in Basilan and will be used as a tool for Peace Education and Peace Advocacy to students. (Deorenzie Frances Carreon/ZABIDA)

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KKI markets its SEED Project products

As part of Social Economic Enterprise Development (SEED) Project,  we create an innovative handicrafts made of indigenous and recyclable materials that can be sold as souvenir items for local market. These are products hand-made by our beneficiaries in our KKI communities. 

Photos found in the Katilingban sa Kalambuan Org. Inc. Official Facebook Page

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Katilingban Sa Kalambuan Organization Inc. (KKI) shares MAY 2017 activities

176 children (63 boys, 113 girls) in 7 partner-barangays of Katilingban Sa Kalambuan Org. Inc namely Zone 1, Sinunuc, Talisayan, Sinubong, Patalon, Labuan & Limpapa were gathered in an orientation on the United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The participants familiarized the 4 Principles of UNCRC and  they were able to identify issues and concerns in their respective community. During the workshops, the following were the issues and concerns raised: Child Abuse(Physical & Emotional), Increasing number of Street Children, Child Labor (Working in Factories), Out of School Youth, Teenage Pregnancy, Bullying, Air Pollution, Sexual Harassment, Not Function of BCPC (Barangay Council for the Protection of Children) and unapproachable officials of the Barangay. The Children Led activity started May 13-30,2017 initiated by the Boses Ng Kabataan Officers and Members.

Photo from Katilingban sa Kalambuan Org. Inc. Facebook Page

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Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) Community Monitoring

ZABIDA strongly supports the movement towards good governance in providing human security. Its
evident involvement in the Bottom-Up Budgetting (BUB) National Government Strategy, ZABIDA, through the Executive Director, Ms. Esperancita E. Hupida, also the Co-Chairperson and CSO Signatory of
BUB-Zamboanga City, progressed for year 2015 – 2016.

The BUB Strategy encourages participatory governance with the support and cooperation of the civil society. For BUB-Zamboanga, Zamboanga City Poverty Reduction Action Team (ZCPRAT) became the principal body governing the BUB Process. The body is composed of 32 member-teams and is headed by the City Mayor, Maria Isabelle G. Climaco.

Through the year 2015 -2016, the CSO members of the ZCPRAT continually fulfilled their commitments
under the BUB. Ms Hupida led the team by initiating various monitoring activities in tracking the progress of the implemented rograms and projects under the BUB. Monitoring initiative did not end there as BUB has also been doing Community Monitoring.

“The BUB Citizen Monitoring System was introduced by DILG for BUB. It enables CSO memeber of the LPRAT to monitor BUB prokects implemented by various local and national agencies.”, said Mr. Jessie
Christopher B. Lapinid, BUB Focal Person for Zamboanga City of the City Planning and Development.

He also added, “Monitoring invovles guide forms indicating project profiles and monitoring remarks. These forms are consolidated by the Team Leaders, in which case, Ms. Emerita Basilio. The reports are then
submitted to the planning office for the quarterly BUB implementation reported by the same office.” As he further explains the essence of the BUB Citizen Monitoring System implemented specifically for calendar year 2016.

The BUB Strategy may have culminated on a National Level, but, CSO members took the initiative to
continue their efforts as a commitment to push forward a participatory government involving CSOs for the community. (Deorenzie Frances Carreon/ZABIDA)

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