We are pleased to share with you that the latest edition of the Faith and Peace Newsletter, July 2014, is now available online.
You may read the entire edition on line here.
Please note: This article originally appeared on ECOWEB's Facebook page. There you can see even more pictures.
ECOWEB is awarded Gawad "KALASAG" (Kalamidad at Sakuna LAbanan, SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan) excellence award for being adjudged as the Best CSO by the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) of Region X. On behalf of ECOWEB, Executive Director Regina Salvador-Antequisa with Program Coordinator Haylin Lim III and Board of Trustee Elsa Maquiling did receive the award bestowed by Dir. Ana C. Caneda, Chairperson, RDRRMC-X together with other members of the council. The Gawad Kalasag awarding ceremony was done during the 2014 National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) Culmination held on July 31, 2014 at the VIP Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City.
The Gawad KALASAG award is a recognition by the RDRRMC-10 of the ECOWEB’s great contribution in the successful implementation of DRRM programs in Region 10.
The following information was sent by Manuel Domes, Projcet Manager for Forum Civil Peace Service (forumZFD)
This Monday, July 14, forumZFD officially launched its publication entitled “Moving Beyond: Towards Transitional Justice in the Bangsamoro Peace Process” in Davao City’s Apo View Hotel. The event was opened by Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ, President of the Ateneo de Davao University, emphasizing that “finding agreement on the nuanced concepts fixed in documents on the negotiating table may be important, but affixing signatures to peace agreements or to a new Bangsamoro Basic Law does not insure peace, nor insulate the future from the evils and wrongdoings of the past”.
Through the publication, forumZFD seeks to contribute to a broader understanding and deeper discourse on transitional justice in the Bangsamoro. The publication’s first part reviews conceptual developments in the field of transitional justice, as well as insights from the implementation of transitional justice measures. It then moves on to lessons learned in the regional context, as well as past experiences with pursuing transitional justice in the Philippines and Mindanao. The final part of the publication leads the discussion into perspectives on transitional justice in the Bangsamoro context. Multiple understandings of truth, justice, reparation, and reconciliation will need to inform an eventual transitional justice program for the Bangsamoro. Localizing transitional justice also implies affirming communities’ distinct concepts of memory, trust, forgetting, and forgiving as important building blocks for transitional justice.