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Kinaiyahan Housing New Community Leaders and Developments

The Kinaiyahan Housing is the 4th Housing Community of Katilingban Sa Kalambuan Inc. (KKI), a ZABIDA member-organization. It is also the Housing Project under the 2nd Convenio Project supported by the Spanish Cooperation for International Development Agency (AECID) and Manos Unidas. Last December of 2017, 80 household beneficiaries received the keys to their respective units. 

On April 8 of this year, an eelection of officers for the new community took place in Barangay Sinunuc, Zamboanga City. The new set of officers from community President down to PIO are coming from the different associations of K4. The election of officers was supervised by KKI project staff and assisted by ZABIDA housing staff.

On the other hand, the site development continues as heavy equipment are working double time in clearing the major and minor roads within the housing construction site for easy, convenient and passable roads for the beneficiaries and visitors of Kinaiyahan Eco-Village. Filling materials are being transported away from the construction site to loosen areas that were used as temporary stockpile area for filing materials (recreation area of K4) and other areas where construction is still on-going.

With the rainy season coming up, the developers are continually constructing the drainage system to ease the flow of rainy water within the community. As well as, the slope protection construction in the village is on-going wherein the areas identified as critical areas are immediately mitigated and addressed to safely secure of the community in terms of soil erosion and possible landslides. (Dexter Rondovio/ZABIDA)

 

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Enhancing GAD Mainstreaming in Zamboanga and Basilan Communities

Ms. Maisie Faith Dagapioso , Program Coordinator of Katilingban Sa Kalambuan , Inc. facilitated the pre-presentation of the Project Proposal to the body.

In its continuous program support on Participatory Governance, ZABIDA, through its member-organizations in Zamboanga City, Reach-Out ot Others Foundation, Katilingban Sa Kalambuan Inc. and Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc. in Basilan, conducted an Enhancing GAD Mainstreaming session.

For Zamboanga City, around 80 Barangay leaders and members of the Sector Groups were gathered from March 21 to March 22 held at LM Hotel, Tetuan, Zamboanga City. While, about 30 Barangay Leaders and Sectoral Group members from Barangay Townsite of Maluso Municipality and Barangay Matikang of Lantawan Municipality conducted the activity from March 22 to March 23 of this year in Isabela, Basilan.

The main purpose of the activity is to provide technical support to the Partner-Barangays in identifying and prioritizing its GAD Plan implementation and to provide further technical knowledge on Gender and Development as a political concern in their communities.

As a result of their workshop, the participants presented a proposal on a specificied priority GAD activity from their Plan. Both in Zamboanga City and Basilan, the Department of the Interior and Local Government participated as one of the panelists to provided technical guidance in improving and strengthening their proposals.

ZABIDA is currently implementing the Convenio 2 Project in the Philippines, supported by the Spanish Cooperation for International Development Agency (AECID) and Manos Unidas in Spain. The Gender and Development program intervention is part of its Participatory Governance Program. The Convenio 2 is now on its 4th and final year of implementation.  (Deorenzie Frances L Carreon/ZABIDA)

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Manos Unidas General Programs Manager visits Zamboanga City and Basilan

Isabel Vogel, the General Programs Manager of Manos Unidas, visited a couple of ZABIDA’s partner-barangays both in Zamboanga City and in Basilan. She, together with Manos Unidas Convenio-Philippines Coordinator, Miguel Carballo and Manos Unidas Country Coordinator to the Philippines, Jessica Del Olmo, visited Barangay Bunguiao, Barangay La Paz, Barangay Ayala, Barangay Upper Calarian, Simariki Island for Zamboanga City and Tairan, Lantawan for Basilan. Manos Unidas is an International Non-Government Organization and a “development NGO of the Catholic Church and volunteers” based in Spain. The organization works with around 58 countries in Africa, South America and in Southeast Asia. Currently, it is working with the Philippines through ZABIDA in the implementation of the Convenio 2 Project supported by the Spanish Cooperation for International Development Agency.

The Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance, Inc. (ZABIDA) is a regional NGO operating in Zamboanga City and in Basilan. For the Convenio 2 Project, it is working with 54 Barangay Local Government Units on Participatory Governance, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Gender and Development and Peace and Security. Now, in its 4th and last year of Project Implementation, Manos Unidas through Ms. Vogel, wanted to personally conduct an impact assessment directly from the Right-Holders and Duty-Bearers.

In her 5-day visit last March 6 to 10 of this year, she had a conversation with the Federation of Zamboanga Upland Farmers Association, Inc. in Barangay Bunguiao, Eco-Farm, and assessed the work-in-progress Organic Farming Project. She also listened to the political concerns of the Women Sector from the Bellas Mujeres de Bunguiao Association together with their Barangay Chairperson, Hon. Nestor H. Atilano. Then, she went up to Barangay La Paz, this time together with the External Evaluators, Andrea Navazo and Inigo Gutierez to assess the thriving flower business of the La Paz Flower Growers Association. The Association is composed of Women, Farmers and Youth Sector members that are supported by the Reach-Out to Others Foundation for Participatory Governance under the Convenio Project and by the ZABIDA-Financing Services Program which was supported by Manos Unidas. Also present during the visit was Barangay Kagawad Edgar Chavez, Committee on Agriculture. They also visited Islit Bakery in Barangay Ayala, one of the thriving private businesses that was supported by the ZABIDA-Financing Services Program. Thereafter met with the Hon. El King Omaga, Chairman of Barangay Calarian who presented the Logistical Support they received. An Information Technology Computer Set that is providing digital processing of Barangay Clearance to the people in the community.

In Simariki Island, Manos Unidas together with the External Evaluators, Fr. Angel Calvo, ZABIDA President, and Executive Director, Ms. Esperancita Hupida visited the Housing and Bangka project support provided to community. For Tairan in Lantawan, Basilan, Ms. Vogel, Mr. Carballo, Fr. Calvo, Ms. Hupida together with the Nagdilaab Foundation Executive Director, Ms. Miriam Suacito participated in the inaguaration of the Evacuation Center and the Ginger Tea Production Center of the Women Sector in Tairan. Before her trip ended, Zamboanga City Mayor, Hon. Isabelle “Beng” Climaco-Salazar, welcomed and thanked Manos Unidas for supporting ZABIDA and visiting Zamboanga City. She then gave them a token of appreciation to bring back to Spain.

In one of Ms. Vogel’s message, she expressed her “fully gratitude for your commitment during all these shared years and also wish us a joyful long way forward…” and that her aim for her visit is to, “know even more about ZABIDA, in order to gain a better understanding of all your present and future interventions and make Manos Unidas close to you…” She left the Philippines bringing with her the stories of hardships, success and gratitude from our beneficiaries. (Deorenzie Frances L Carreon/ZABIDA)

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Barangay Sta. Maria receives 6 Sewing Machine Units

Manos Unidas, Country Coordinator to the Philippines, Ms. Jessica Del Olmo, signs a Memorandum of Agreement on the turn-over together with Barangay Chairman, Hon. Los Eli Angeles.

As part of Katilingban Sa Kalambuan, Inc.’s (KKI) program support in Participatory Governance, they turned-over six (6) Singer Sewing Machines to the Sectoral Group of Barangay Sta. Maria. Their logistical support is entitled “SWIFPLY GARMENT” (SWIFPLY stands for Senior citizen, Women, Indigenous people, Farmer, PWD, LGBTQ and Youth Garment).

 

The turn-over took place at the Barangay Hall of Sta. Maria last March 9. Present during the turn-over were the sectoral groups member, Sta. Maria council member headed by the punong barangay Hon. Los Eli Angeles, Ms. Mary Albee Amores of ZABIDA, KKI Staff and Ms. Jessica del Olmo of Manos Unidas. The Logisitcal Support is from the Convenio 2 Project supported by the Spanish Cooperation for International Development Agency (AECID) and Manos Unidas of Spain.  (Sosimo Eyas, Jr. RSW)

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