Balik Barangay Program initiated for (Maimbung) Sulu village »

Balik Barangay Program initiated for (Maimbung) Sulu village

ZAMBOANGA CITY/23 Febuary 2014 by April Rose Canete, Althea Sanson and Vernon Kenny Jimera– As part of the efforts for peace in Sulu, the Balik Barangay and rehabilitation in Maimbung has been initiated by Lunggang Baranggay Chairwoman Mariam Indal  to encourage internally displaced persons (IDP) to return to their homes in Lunggang, which was part [...]

NUJP denounces detention and expulsion of IFJ Asia Pacific Director, member »

NUJP denounces detention and expulsion of IFJ Asia Pacific Director, member

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines is outraged over Sri Lanka’s detention and expulsion of IFJ Asia Pacific director Jacqui Park and colleague Jean Worthington. Reports from Sri Lanka say the two were detained at a hotel in Colombo where they were meeting with colleagues from the Free Media Movement and then were [...]

Kusug Batah Sug (KBS): Tausug Youth as movers for peace and development »

Kusug Batah Sug (KBS): Tausug Youth as movers for peace and development

JOLO, Sulu/9 September 2013 by Nash Usman Abduhadi–In an attempt to showcase the voice of Tausug youth in its quest for the ever-elusive peace, one name rings a bell: Kusug Batah Sug (KBS), loosely translated as Strength of Tausug Youth is a pool of volunteers who aids in monitoring incident reports in the province, assists [...]

How a basketball court changed Talipao villagers’ lives »

How a basketball court changed Talipao villagers’ lives

To more than seven thousand villagers in the conflict-affected area of Lumapid in Talipao, Sulu, having a basketball court is a real big thing.  The village has for many years been the traversing site of lawless armed groups, the bigger and more regular among which was later on identified as the Abu Sayyaf Groups led [...]

Capturing peace thru lens power »

Capturing peace thru lens power

JOLO, Sulu/31 August 2013 by Nash Usman Abduhadi–Sulu is an island with bountiful scenic spots, pristine white beaches, exotic fruits, rich culture, tradition and religion, yet has been depicted with negative connotations and labels especially in national and international media. This paved the way to organizing the pool of photo enthusiasts  who shall capitalize and [...]

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