Tag Archive | B-BANGON

Kadtabanga Foundation facilitates Community Orientation on the Peace Process

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Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao – A Community Orientation on the Peace Process was conducted by Kadtabanga Foundation on December 13, 2015 at Sitio Sawa Madrasah, Barangay Tuka, Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao to educate residents on the gains of the peace process.

Kadtabanga Foundation Executive Director Giobay S. Diocolano said in her Opening Message that the orientation is part of the activities of a project they are currently implementing in selected municipalities of Maguindanao entitled “Building Autonomous and Stable Institutions and Communities for Bangsamoro Advancement through National-level and Grassroots Organizations and Networks or B-BANGON.”

“Generally, this project seeks to ensure that the peace process is more credible and widely supported by all stakeholders, and strengthens local mechanisms for averting the escalation of violence that could affect the progress of the peace process. It was implemented by four local CSOs, such as Kadtabanga Foundation, Moro Women Development and Cultural Center (MWDECC), Mindanao Action for Peace and Development Initiatives (MAPAD), and Bangsamoro Center for Justpeace in the Philippines (BCJP) in partnership with Australian Government and The Asia Foundation (TAF),” she elaborated.

“This project is being implemented in the 23 municipalities of Maguindanao with Peace and Development Communities (PDCs) and/or those areas where settlers and indigenous peoples (IPs) are predominant,” she added.

Prof. Raby Angkal briefly discussed Bangsamoro History and some salient provisions of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) and the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Open Forum followed to give chance to the participants to share views and ask questions. Continue reading

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Security Sectors in Maguindanao express full support to GPH-MILF Peace Process

Written by Baina T. Samayatin

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Camp Siongco, DOS, Maguindanao – Some 90 officers and men of the Maguindano Provincial Police Office (PPO) of PNP PRO-ARMM and that of the 6th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army participated in the Peace Dialogue with Security Sector conducted on October 29, 2015 at Camp Siongco, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

The dialogue was organized and facilitated by a cluster of four local civil society organizations (CSOs) spearheaded by the Moro Women Development and Cultural Center, Inc. (MWDECC), Mindanao Action for Peace and Development (MAPAD) Initiatives, Inc. Kadtabanga Foundation for Peace and Development Advocates, Inc. (KFPDAI) and the Bangsamoro Center for Justpeace in the Philippines, Inc. (BCJP).

Mr. Samsodin C. Amella, MAPAD Executive Director, said in his opening remarks that the said dialogue was aimed at raising the awareness of the participants on the progress of the peace process particularly on the Normalization Component and gathering their commitment to continuously support all peace-related undertakings of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

“It is one of the series of activities we are currently implementing under the “Building Autonomous and Stable Institutions and Communities for Bangsamoro Advancement through National-level and Grassroots Organizations and Networks (B-BANGON)” project in partnership with the Australian Government and The Asia Foundation (TAF),” Amella said. Continue reading

MWDECC, BCJP Conduct Community Forum on the Peace Process

Posted on July 29, 2015

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Community Orientation on the Peace Process was conducted yesterday (August 27, 2015) at Brgy. Mapayag, Datu Anggal Midtimbang, Maguindanao to educate the residents of the barangay on the narrative and status of the peace process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

The more than one hundred residents of the said barangay that attended the activity coming from different sectors such as women, youth, farmers, elders and others.

Ms. Jehan A. Usop, Project Officer of MWDECC, said that the activity was organized and facilitated by Bangsamoro Center for Justpeace in the Philippines, Inc. (BCJP) and Moro Women Development and Cultural Center, Inc. (MWDECC) in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Datu Anggal Midtimbang.

“This is one of the series of activities under the “Popularizing the Peace Process” component of the B-BANGON Project we are currently implementing in the different municipalities of Maguindanao,” she said.

Topics on the History of the Peace Process, Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) and the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) were discussed by the different resource persons invited by the facilitators. After the discussion, there was an Open Forum to let the participants ask questions and clarify things that are not clear to them.

Mr. Tungko B. Tadtagan, Executive Director of BCJP, said that the leadership of the municipality expressed their appreciation to the organizers of the activity for their efforts in educating their constituents regarding the status of the peace process especially the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

“This is an opportunity for them to understand the real situation regarding the peace process between the GPH and MILF and the ongoing deliberations on the BBL. Most of the participants expressed their hope that the Philippine legislators such as House of Representatives and Senate will pass a Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that will be acceptable to the Bangsamoro,” he said.

“The B-BANGON or Building Autonomous and Stable Institutions and Communities for Bangsamoro Advancement through National-level and Grassroots Organizations and Networks is a project that aimed to ensure that the peace process is more credible and widely supported, and the local mechanisms for averting the escalation of violence is strengthened,” he added.

Author: A’shadieeyah Faizeen

Source:  http://www.luwaran.com/index.php/new/item/547-mwdecc-bcjp-conduct-community-forum-on-the-peace-process