Monthly Archives: November 2011

November 30, 2011

ISABELA CITY, Basilan – Today, November 29, 2011 marks a very important day of understanding and cooperation in Basilan as a group of 80 key stakeholders representing the various sectors are gathered at the Bishop Querexeta Formation Center in Isabela City to promote the multi-sectoral dialogue and community resilience in the province.

This is seen as a way of understanding the different perspectives from a mixture sectors representing the…

November 26, 2011

Around 200 judo players, coaches and officials gathered here in Cagayan de Oro City to launch the 1st Mindanao Judo for Peace with a tournament of judo athletes (judokas) and judo clubs. Participants come from various schools and universities in the cities of Iloilo, Davao, Zamboanga, Pagadian, Cagayan de Oro and from Metro Manila as well.

In the opening program this morning, Engr. Jose Aluyen, the President of the…

November 21, 2011

Mr. Gary Hawes, Associate Director and International Budget Partnership Representative to the Philippines, visited the Municipality of Aleosan last November 2 to 3. He was accompanied by Balay Mindanaw Group of NGO President Kaloy Z. Manlupig, and Executive Directors Ariel Hernandez of KPMFI and Paul Paraguya of BMFI.

Gary spent dinner with Balay Aleosan staff and some youth volunteers, including two promising peace champions from the state security sector:…