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Governance Logistical Support Turn-Over in Basilan

Nagdilaab Foundation Inc., as a member-organization of ZABIDA, implements the Convenio Project supported by the Spanish Cooperation (AECID) and Manos Unidas in Basilan. For the month of December, they have conducted a series of Logistical Support Turn-Over for Governance, Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) and Gender and Development. These logistical supports are directly proposed by partner-barangays addressing the above-mentioned components. 

On December 26, 2017, Farmer Tools and Equipment were turned-over to the Farmers Organization of Switch Yakal which also inducted the officers for the Switch Yakal Farmers Organization.. The ceremony took place at the Barangay Hall, Switch Yakal, Lantawan Municipality. This was headed by Ms. Deddette Suacito together with Mr. John Francisco,  NFI-LGU Coordinator for Lantawan Municipality. 

Still in Lantawan Municipality but in Barangay Upper Manggas, the Women Sector Group and the Outpost (Security Sector Group) received Kitchen Utensils Logistical Support last December 16. Held at Upper Manggas, Barangay Hall, Lantawan Municipality. Present during turnover ceremony were Hon. Nasser Abubakar, Vice Mayor, Lantawan Municipality together with the Barangay Officials, members of Women Sector, and Security Sector, Ms. Dedette Suacito, NFI Executive Director and Mr. John Francisco, LGU Coordinator for Lantawan Municipality.

 

Another Logistical Support addressing Poverty Reduction, Gender-Responsive and DRRM were turned-over to Barangay Upper Port Holland in Maluso, Basilan. December 17, NFI through its Executive Director, Ms. Suacito and the LGU Coordinator for Maluso Municipality, Mr. Paulo Lataba, officially turned-over the Barangay’s proposed logistical support. Also present during the ceremony were the different Sector Groups and its members, Hon. Hja Basma Sahak Jimlani,Barangay Chairwoman of Upper Port Holland along with her Barangay Kagawads and sectoral representatives.

Same day, Barangay Shipyard Tabuk, in Maluso, Basilan received Logistical Support addressing Poverty Reduction, Gender-Responsive and Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM). Headed by Ms. Deddette Suacito, Executive Director and Paulo Lataba, LGU  Coordinator for Maluso Municipality also there to witness the turnover were Hon. Rosnie T. Hadjirul, Brgy. Chairwoman of Shipyard Tabuk, Ms. Consolacion Martin, Asst. MSWDO, Hji. Salahuddin Musa, TIC of Shipyard Elementary School and all sectors of the community.

 

Thereafter, still on the same day, a Turn Over Ceremony for Logistical Support (CVO Outpost and Water Pipes) of Convenio 2 Project (Governance Component) took place in Barangay Lower Bañas, Lantawan Basilan. Present during the turn over ceremony were: Ms. Deddette Suacito, Executive Director of Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc. Ms. Erica Angelique P. Fernandez, LGU Coordinator, assigned in Lantawan Municipality, Barangay Council headed by the Barangay Chairman Hon. Nelson Virtucio and the different Sector Groups.

 

Lastly, 3 Units Sewing Machine, Garment Materials & Supplies, 30 pcs. Plastic Chairs, and 6 pcs. Plastic Tables Logistical Support were turned-over in Barangay Calayan, Lantawan Basilan. Still addressing the above-mentioned components. Present during the turn over ceremony were Mr. John Francisco, LGU Coordinator assigned in Lantawan Municipality, Barangay Council headed by the Barangay Chairman Hon. Raja Bungso Edris and the different Sector Groups.

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Interreligious Dialogue 2017 in Basilan

More than seventy (70) participants coming from different Religious organizations namely; Basilan Ulama Council, Imams and Traditional Leaders, Alima, Pastors , Clergy, Religious sisters, PPC and Catechist attended An Interreligious Dialogue among Religious Leaders in Basilan on December 02, 2017, held at Bishop Querexeta Formation Center, Isabela City Basilan. The Dialogue was conducted by Nagdilaab Foundation Incorporated (NFI) in partnership with key partners from Basilan Ulama Supreme Council (BUSC), UECI, Social Action Center and ZABIDA.

 

The Dialogue is anchored to the theme of Mindanao Week of Peace 2017,”Sustaining the Journey for Peace”. The aim was to assess on the interreligious mechanism and best practices in working together in pursuit to Peace, as well as to talk about the recent and challenging issues/concern that is happening globally and locally.

 

The program was commenced with a faith prayer led by Dr. Aboulkhair Tarason,Chairman Basilan Ulama Supreme Council (BUSC), Rev. Fr. Franklin Floyd Costan,Director, Social Action Center, Prelature of Isabela de Basilan and Pastor Ronald Paulino, Chairman of the United Evangelical Church Inc. (UECI) ,Both of them invoked the blessings and guidance of the good Almighty for the success of Interreligious Dialogue. Ms. Deddette Suacito rendered her welcome message and the Rationale of the program.

 

Ustadz Ahmad Ismael, Member of BUSC, Dean of Institution for Islamic Studies, BASC, and Rev. Fr. Franklin Floyd G. Costan, Director, Social Action Center, Prelature of Isabela de Basilan, bestowed their testimonial sharing on IRD experience.

 

During the open space a participant shared that dialogue is a way of life, healing of memories on violence, bridging communities, strengthening love and understanding to oneself.

 

Dr. Aboulkhair Tarason, Chairman Basilan Ulama Supreme Council (BUSC), imparted his deepening message on a common word between us and you, he said “in order to establish a good relationship between Allah and communities, we must always remember Allah, we must love one another, let us to meet as human being in building peace and harmony for the future of our generation to come,and we should taking care of each other, and we will move together, In sha Allah we can get fast tolerance, peace and better life for work. (sic)”

 

Pastor Ronald Paulino, Chairman of the United Evangelical Church Inc. (UECI), furnished his talk by saying “ Love symbolized Peace, Solidarity and Unity, we must Love our neighbor as we love our self, and we must love one another as we love ourselves, because Love is kind it is not injures, it does not boast , it is not risk other, it is not subsidy,and it is not easily anger (sic)”.

 

Msgr. Roel Casas, Administrator, Prelature of Isabela de Basilan, quoted some statement during his intensifying message about IRD, “if we want to pursue Peace and harmony, then refer to the one who created us and then we expressed indeed well future that we belong to him, and that all he loves, we must also love,respect, accept and forgive, may the journey of inner peace continuous (sic)”.

 

They also put emphasis that the journey to have peace in Basilan will continue, and everyone were able to promote and advocate peace, solidarity and unity to the youth because they believed the authentic Peace begins in young generation. (Ayara Jaimin/Nagdilaab Foundation Inc.)

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Children’s Camp 2017 in Tairan, Basilan

In line with the 25th National Children’s month celebration on November, Nagdilaab Foundation Inc. (NFI), in partnership with Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance (ZABIDA), Kinder Not Hilfe (KNH) and other organizations; Philippine Information Agency in Basilan, Red Cross of the Philippines, Isabela Water District, International Rotary Club, and Department of Education conducted a three (3) days Children’s Peace Camp on November 24-26, 2017, held at Barangay Tairan, Lantawan Basilan, with the theme: “Bata, Iligtas sa Droga at Terrorista”. There are 184 children, 15 youth facilitators and 26 teachers participants from three (3) municipalities of Basilan namely; Akbar, Lantawan and Maluso.

 

The activity focused on “Peace-Building Advocacy “ which aims to strengthen awareness on environmental issues, enhance their skills and talent through arts and to deepen children’s understanding on children’s rights.

 

Mr. Rene V. Carbayas, Information Center Manager, PIA-Basilan served as resource speaker on ASEAN integration on the first day of the camp. He also challenged the children to listen and to open their minds and heart in realization happening nowadays.

 

Children were clustered into four (4) thematic sessions namely; Disaster Risk Reduction Management and Life support or First Aid Training, Arts and Crafts, Sing and Dance, and Stress Debriefing Sessions. Each thematic session were participated by pupils of different participating schools. The purpose of doing this is to make sure that each pupil will have the idea, additional skills, and knowledge of the thematic sessions and also used their talent and skills to advocate Peace. The children camp was also packed with team-building activities such as children amazing peace race in order to test and strengthen their camaraderie, communication, endurance and agility. During solidarity night the children showcased their hidden talents. 

 

Present during the Talent Presentation were  Ms. Deddette L. Suacito, Executive Director of Nagdilaab Foundation Inc. (NFI), Ms. Aleli Almodovar, Manager of Isabela Water District, LT,Col. Andrew B. Bacala Jr.,Commander of 4th Special Forces Batalion, Capt. Ronald G. Odchimar, CMO officer 104 Brigade & Company, Hon. Carlito M. Suela,Barangay Chairman-Tairan, Lantawan, Hon. Ustadz Patta Lazaro, Municipal Councilor-Lantawan Municipality, Mr. Haber Bebio, Principal of Pamucalin Elementary School, and Mr. Protosendo Rago, Principal of Switch Yakal Elementary School. (Ayara Jaimin/Nagdilaab Foundation Inc.)

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PEACEWorks September to October

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