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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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GAD Storytelling and Writeshop

In connection to the celebration of the International Women’s Month, ZABIDA conducted a Story–Telling and Writeshop for Healing and Advocacy last March 9- 11, 2018 at the Social Action Center ( Euntes). More than 15 women leaders identified from the ZABIDA – GAD Partner Barangays and Line-Agencies such as the Philippine National Police, Office of the City Social Welfare and Development and Gender and Development City Office. The main objective was to capacitate trainers in developing potential facilitators for VAWC story telling and write shop as a strategy for women healing and rights Advocacy.

The participants underwent Healing Process facilitated by Ms. Mariam Suacito, Executive Director of Nagdilaab Foundation inc. (NFI) together with Ms. Rosie France Montojo, program coordinator of Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation Inc. (PAZ). An introduction on the Violence Against Women and Children Realities (VAWC) was discussed by Mr. Ronald Cervas of Office of City Social Welfare and Development, Women’s Right for Protection and the role of Commission on Human Rights (CHR-IX) and as Gender Ombudsman, lectured by Mr. Daniel Paculanang and Mr. Roneale Ventus.

The participants have also shared their story through Creative Writing given by Ms. Frencie Carreon as part of the healing process and strategy for Story telling approach. The activity was in coordination with Katingban sa Kalambuan Inc. (KKI), Reach out to Others Foundation (ROOF), Peace Advocates Zamboanga Inc. (PAZ) and Nagdilaab Foundation Inc. (NFI). (Leo Christopher Gaspar/Human Rights Advocacy Campaign/ZABIDA)

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PEACEWorks September to October

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BBL and Federalism are Better Options to End Mindanao Conflict for Zamboanga CSOs

Around 75 members of the Zamboanga City sector groups see the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and Federalism as the solution to the century-old conflict in Mindanao. 

In a sector dialogue on BBL and Federalism vis-à-vis the threat of violent extremism and terrorism, organized by the Cotabato City-based Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG), through its Enhancing Political Dialogue for Inclusive Peace in the Bangsamoro (EnPold) project on Monday, October 23, they gathered the representatives from the academe, professionals, women, Indigenous Peoples (IPs), Ulama and other religious leaders to present to them the fresh updates on the BBL and Federalism. The Zamboanga (ZABIDA) is the partner organization of IAG in the city in the implementation of the latter’s project.

Vandrazel M. Birowa, EnPold Project Coordinator said that “the project aims to provide a credible arena for political dialogue to build consensus and ownership of the political reforms and peace process as key to sustainable and inclusive peace,”

Resource Speaker Atty. Benedicto R. Bacani, IAG Executive Director challenged the participants to continue to understand the problem in Mindanao and find common ground in their respective communities and likewise help in the continuing dialogue.

One of the top agenda of the current administration is the shifting of the current unitary form government to federal form. In the federalism, it provides power to local government including the power to establish courts, implement business regulations and impose taxes while the unitary form of government, the decisions come from the central government in Manila.

With this current political set up, the areas outside Metro Manila especially the island province of Mindanao is left behind in terms of resources which some believe are the cause of armed struggle of the Moro people in the region.

“Federalism is possible with the President Duterte’s push and the change of constitution will happen within the six years,” Atty. Bacani said.

Fr. Angel C. Calvo, the Chairperson of the ZABIDA said that we should continue searching for the political formula to ends the Mindanao conflict.

“In Europe, there is no BBL but there are Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)…we need to pass the BBL this will help solve the governance in Mindanao and increase the self-governance of the Bangsamoro,” he said who is also the lead convener of the Interreligious Solidarity for Peace (ISP) based in Zamboanga City.

Sheikh Zayd Ocfemia president of the Assunah Foundation said that the federalism will not contradict with BBL in solving the Bangsamoro problem. “Both federalism and BBL are the solution to Bangsamoro problem,” he said.

For Prof. Ali Yacub, president of the Golden Crescent Consortium of Peace Builders and Affiliates (GCCPBA) he wanted that the BBL should be approved first before the federal. “BBL is a hard work then we continue with it and see the outcome. Pass first the BBL because there will be a lot of opportunities in Mindanao,” he said adding that “federalism can be a good mother to BBL in the long run,”

IAG is also expected to visit the island provinces in the region to conduct the same activity. (Albert F. Arcilla/Peace Advocates Zamboanga) 

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