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Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) Community Monitoring

ZABIDA strongly supports the movement towards good governance in providing human security. Its
evident involvement in the Bottom-Up Budgetting (BUB) National Government Strategy, ZABIDA, through the Executive Director, Ms. Esperancita E. Hupida, also the Co-Chairperson and CSO Signatory of
BUB-Zamboanga City, progressed for year 2015 – 2016.

The BUB Strategy encourages participatory governance with the support and cooperation of the civil society. For BUB-Zamboanga, Zamboanga City Poverty Reduction Action Team (ZCPRAT) became the principal body governing the BUB Process. The body is composed of 32 member-teams and is headed by the City Mayor, Maria Isabelle G. Climaco.

Through the year 2015 -2016, the CSO members of the ZCPRAT continually fulfilled their commitments
under the BUB. Ms Hupida led the team by initiating various monitoring activities in tracking the progress of the implemented rograms and projects under the BUB. Monitoring initiative did not end there as BUB has also been doing Community Monitoring.

“The BUB Citizen Monitoring System was introduced by DILG for BUB. It enables CSO memeber of the LPRAT to monitor BUB prokects implemented by various local and national agencies.”, said Mr. Jessie
Christopher B. Lapinid, BUB Focal Person for Zamboanga City of the City Planning and Development.

He also added, “Monitoring invovles guide forms indicating project profiles and monitoring remarks. These forms are consolidated by the Team Leaders, in which case, Ms. Emerita Basilio. The reports are then
submitted to the planning office for the quarterly BUB implementation reported by the same office.” As he further explains the essence of the BUB Citizen Monitoring System implemented specifically for calendar year 2016.

The BUB Strategy may have culminated on a National Level, but, CSO members took the initiative to
continue their efforts as a commitment to push forward a participatory government involving CSOs for the community. (Deorenzie Frances Carreon/ZABIDA)

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PAZ, ISP Names 15 Young Peaceweaver Awardees This Year

The Search for Young Peace Weavers 2017 panel is composed of Fr. Angel C. Calvo, CMF, President of Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ) and the lead convener of the
Interreligious Solidarity for Peace (ISP), Prof. Ali T. Yacub, Al-Hj. President of Golden Crescent Consortium of Peace Builders and Affiliates (GCCPBA) and the Muslim Convener of the ISP, Ms. Rosie France M. Montojo, Project Coordinator of PAZ, Dr. Grace J. Rebollos, Vice President of PAZ and Mr. Avelino A. Sulit, Assistant Administrator of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines and a member of the Executive Committee of the ISP.

In their continuous search for young peace advocates in the city, Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ) and
Interreligious Solidarity for Peace (ISP) had chosen 15 graduating college students to be this year’s recipients of the Young Peace Weaver Award.

The 15 awardees of the prestigious Award will be added to the roster of Young Peace Weaver Awardees
after they had passed the final interview and deliberation held last March 8 at the Zamboanga Basilan Integrated
Development Alliance (ZABIDA) Peace and Development Resource Center, Macrohon Compound, Suterville, San Jose Gusu, this city.

For this year a total of 18 graduating college students from the seven colleges and universities applied for the prestigious Award, but only 15 passed the stringent interview.

The awardees are the following: Almujib S. Sakkam (Western Mindanao State University); Fahmie L Amil (Winzelle International College); Shareen U. Hayudini (Ateneo de Zamboanga University); Ray Vincent M. Tan (Brent Hospital and Colleges Inc.); Loriemin P. Estrada (Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology); Julie Ann B. Edao (Western Mindanao State University); Rosielen P. Alfonso(Western Mindanao State University); Jessa Angela A. Eusebio (Western Mindanao State University); Chelsea Jade C. Manogura (Ateneo de Zamboanga University); Marie Ann Grace O. Samaco (Western Mindanao State University); Renvert C. Balugay (Pilar College); Richelle M. Vicente (Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College); Omiberto P. Pablo Jr. (Western Mindanao State University); Angelo F. Arquiza (Western Mindanao State University); Julius Matthew M. Luzana (Western Mindanao State University).

The awardees receives a Peace Weaver Medallion on their Recognition Day or Graduation Day. For this year there will be no awardees for the secondary students as there will be no graduation this year due to the implementation of the K to 12 programs of the Department of Education (DepEd).

PAZ and ISP are recognizing graduating students every year who had demonstrated an outstanding personal record of involvement in project or activities which are peace-building in nature or contributed to the attainment of peace, harmony and understanding in his/her school and community. (Albert F. Arcilla/Peace Advocates Zamboanga)

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NAGDILAAB highlights: #WomenMakeChange

Over 600 women from the Municipality of Maluso in Basilan Province for the first time participated in the parade observing Women’s Month with this year’s theme “Women Make Change”.

The women marchers came in their colorful cultural attires, highlighting community diversity. The activity, held last March 15 in Maluso, was spearheaded by then Basilan based non-government organization Nagdilaab Foundation Inc. (NFI).

NFI together with three other NGOs based in Zamboanga City namely: Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ), Katilingban sa Kalambuan Inc. (KKI), and Reach Out to Others Foundation Inc. (ROOF) are members of Zamboanga Basilan Integrated Development Alliance (ZABIDA).

The event was also in partnership with the Maluso Social Welfare Development Office (MSWDO). Resource Speaker Prof. Jennifer Composa, RGC and Coordinator of Gender and Development for College of Liberal Arts of Western Mindanao State University (WMSU- CLA) presented a talk on Empowering Women, Magna Carta for Women, and Violence Against Women and Children Act.

The women participants are coming from the different partner barangays of Nagdilaab from Maluso and other areas. Part of the activity was the painting session wherein the participants were able to express their understanding about women empowerment through the use of canvass, paints and brushes. In all of these, women made change. (Leo Christopher Gaspar, ZABIDA Human Rights Advocacy Coordinator)

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ZABIDA is a consortium of four (4) Non-Government Organizations; Katilingban sa Kalambuan, Inc. (KKI) Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ), Reach Out to Others Foundation (ROOF) in Zamboanga City, and Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc. (NFI) based in Basilan committed to uplift the the quality of life of disadvantaged sectors in Zamboanga City and Basilan.

Since 2007, it is engaged in different initiatives for Peace, Development, Democratic Governance, Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction Management.


To provide program service interventions that shall effect more positive changes towards increasing human security for the marginalized sectors in Zamboanga City and Basilan.


  • To increase social and institutional capacities of community partners to effectively govern and manage their own affairs;
  • To provide community partners with more access to basic services;
  • To provide assistance to community partners for community undertakings such as livelihood and employment generation activities;
  • To enhance the sustainable utilization and management of ecological resources;
  • To enhance capacities of local communities, civil society organizations and government sectors in peace-building and conflict transformation;


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