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ZABIDA: Stronger partnership in Human Security Program

ZABIDA stands to its commitment to work on the Human Security of disadvantaged sectors through partnerships with all stakeholders; from the sector groups, the Local Government Units, the National Government entities, the Civil Society up to the global community. Last February 15, 2019, a mark of friendship and partnership was celebrated through the official closure of the 2nd Convenio and the launch of the 3rd Convenio which was graced by the Spanish Government through the Embajador de España en Filipinas, His Excellency, Ambassador Jorge Moragas and his envoy, the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) through Juan Pita, Coordinator of Technical Cooperation Office and by Manos Unidas represented by Ramon Alvarez, Head, Asian Desk Projects, Miguel Carballo and Jessica Del Olmo.

The Human Security Program which is addressing the freedom from want, freedom from fear and freedom to live in dignity, is being implemented for more than a decade now by ZABIDA as a convergence of four (4) independent non-profit organizations namely: Peace Adovcates Zamboanga Foundation, Reach Out to Others Foundation, Katilingban Sa Kalambuan Organization for Zamboanga City and Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc. Fr. Angel C Calvo, CMF, ZABIDA President, in his welcome message, shared the lessons learned throughout the program implementation. Putting emphasis that “in unity there is strength…that gives people courage and confidence to act for themselves and the interests of their sector.”

For the 3rd Convenio, ZABIDA partners with a total of 35 High Schools and Elementary Schools and 36 Barangay Local Government Units both in Zamboanga City and Basilan. This is in partnership with various line agencies namely; the Commission on Human Rights Regional Field Office IX, the Philippine Information Agency Regional Officce IX, the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Provincial Government of Basilan, the Local Government Unit of Zamboanga City, the Local Government Unit of Lamitan City, the Municipal Government of Maluso, Office of the City Social Welfare and Development, and the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office.

 

ZABIDA is a Non-Profit Organization and a consortium of four (4) Independent Organizations namely Reach-Out to Others Foundation, Inc., Katilingban sa Kalambuan, Inc., Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation, in Zamboanga City and Nagdilaab Foundation in Basilan. Currently, they are implementing the Convenio Project supported by the Agencia Española de Cooperacion Internaccional para el Desarrollo (AECID) and Manos Unidas. 

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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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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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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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