IORG: Extending help to marginalized children »

IORG:  Extending help to marginalized children

ZAMBOANGA CITY/27 February 2014 by Franco Rivas Cananea—Last year’s siege alone has brought about children to live in cramped evacuation centers, eat two rationed meals daily and play drums for a silver coin or two. Add that to the already huge population of marginalized kids in Zamboanga and you have a great number of children [...]

Youth journalists analyze media reporting in Zamboanga »

Youth journalists analyze media reporting in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY/26 February 2014 by Vanessa Fate Mora, Francis Sadaya, Pristine Janielle Padua, and Franco Rivas Cananea—In a training participated by youth journalists on peace journalism, voids of media reporting in Zamboanga were brought to light. Fifteen (15) college journalists from Ateneo de Zamboanga University and Western Mindanao State University are undergoing a three-day intensive [...]

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 [...]

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