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Photo Feature: 2nd General Barangay Assembly in Barangay Guisao

Hon. Miguel Arquiza, Barangay Chairman-Guisao presented the Barangay Accomplishments or projects implemented for 2017 such as the reconstruction of a bridge, slope protection, school building for the Elementary and the on-going construction of the Drainage Canal. He also presented future projects suchs as Barangay Hall Stage and Covered Court to be utilized during big Barangay events such as the General Assemblies, with the help of Congressman Dalipe and also the Covered court. Hon. Arquiza also shared the project implemented by Partner NGO, ROOF-Zabida with BLGUs and the sectoral groups wherein he emphasized the big role and help that Roof Zabida provided to the sectoral group specially to the Barangay Officials. (Khamar Amsain/ROOF)

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Empowerment of the Persons with Disability (PWD Sector)

The Zamboanga City Disability Alliance (ZCDA) and Zambaong City Hermosa Association of the Deaf (ZCHAD) received their livelihood project, October 20, 2017, from the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) through the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). This Livelihood Project is from two (2) approved proposals from orthopedic group which is Printing Pressed Establishment Cum T-Shirt and a Commercialize Food and Service Center for the Deaf Group.

Zamboanga Basilan Integrated Development Alliance Inc. (ZABIDA) is now a DOLE conduit partner-NGO in the implementation of their Livelihood Project for the PWD Sector.

Fr. Angel C. Calvo, CMF. Chairperson of ZABIDA with Ms. Ofelia B. Domingo, Regional Director, DOLE, and Mr. Ian A. Lahi, Head-DOLE Zamboanga signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) during the Turn- Over Ceremony.

With the efforts of Zamboanga Disability Alliance, DOLE and ZABIDA, it is expected that majority of Persons with Disabilities sector in the City will be empowered through the Livelihood Project. (Leo Christopher Gaspar – Human Rights Advocacy Campaign)

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ROOF and Manos Unidas turn-over GAD/DRRM Logistical Support to Brgy. La Paz

ZABIDA through its Convenio Program and components on Participatory Barangay Governance and Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM), supported Enhancing  Barangay DRRM Planning  through  Sectoral Consultation, Capacity/Awareness Raising, and  Resource Mobilization for the implementation of  small, quick impact DRRM sectoral priority plans.

Reach-Out to Others Foundation (ROOF) continues to conduct a Logistical Support to its Partner-Barangays. Last October 7 of this year, Barangay La Paz received table, chairs, and megaphone for Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) and tools and equipment for Sayote (Chayote) Pickles for Gender And Development/Sectoral/Poverty Reduction. 

Manos Unidas, being the administrative International Non-Profit Organization (INGO) for the Convenio Program in the Philippines, conducted its yearly visit and sent its Country Coordinators Ms. Jessica Del Olmo and Mr. Miguel Carballo. They both witnessed and participated in the turn-over and Memorandum of Agreement ceremony at the La Paz Barangay Hall. 

Also present in the event were Dr. Grace J. Rebollos, ROOF President, Hon. Ancelita Dalingay, La Paz’s Barangay Chairman together with her Barangay Council Members, Ms. Liezel Del Mundo, President of Mujeres de La Paz, the women sector organization of the Barangay and ROOF Staff, Mr. Khamar Amsain, Program Coordinator, Mr. Dennis and Rahsa Alberto, BLGU Coordinators. 

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Manos Unidas Country Coordinators to the Philippines visits Basilan

Manos Unidas is an INGO based in Madrid, Spain. It is the administrative organization for the Convenio Program in the Philippines which is being implemented by the Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance, Inc. (ZABIDA).

For year 2017, Manos Unidas sends their Country Coordinators to visit and personally meet the Convenio Program beneficiaries in Basilan. NAGDILAAB Foundation, Inc. (NFI), a member-organization of ZABIDA, through its Executive Director Ms. Miriam Suacito, warmly welcomed the arrival of Ms. Jessica Del Olmo and Mr. Miguel Carballo in Isabela, Basilan, October 5 of this year.

Together with ZABIDA’s Chairperson, Fr. Angel C. Calvo, CMF and Regional Executive Director, Ms. Esperancita Hupida, NFI arranged a courtesy meeting with Mayor Hanie Bud, of Maluso Municipality. Mayor Bud expressed his appreciation for the support NFI is providing to Barangays in his Municipality. “We really appreaciate your visit because it is not always that we have visitors from other country…”, Mayor Bun also emphasized.

Thereafter, they were brought to Upper Portholland Elementary School to visit the Peace Park and Concrete ground, a result of the Logistical Support from the Spanish Cooperation through the Convenio Program, Townsite Barangay Hall, still in Maluso Municipality, one of NFI’s partner-barangays and beneficiaries of the Logistical Support and a Courtesy Call visit with the Provincial Governor, Hajiman Salliman.

During the Courtesy Call visit to the Office of the Provincial Governor, Gov. Salliman assured the above-mentioned guests that the Province is now “relatively safer” and that the government is focused on strengthening its Tourism through improving its Peace and Security in Basilan as a whole. Salliman also expressed his gratitude and heartfelt welcome for the guests emphasizing how NFI is helping his government in Socio-Civic Development.

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