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24 runners from the Visayas start Peace and Solidarity Run for Mindanao

More than 200 runners, bikers, activists, peace advocates and motorcycle enthusiasts made a rousing send off for more than two dozen runners from the Visayas in the Peace and Solidarity Run for Mindanao in Zamboanga City early today that aims to generate citizen support for a peaceful and negotiated settlement of the conflict in Mindanao. […]

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Japan’s Peace Boat visits the Philippines; Filipinos show support and solidarity

With loud applauses, drumbeats and chants of Gambare Nippon! (Don’t Give Up Japan!), around 300 members of various solidarity groups that include non-government organizations, peace groups and other people’s movements in the Philippines today welcomed the delegates of Japan’s Peace Boat, a traveling community of people that fosters solidarity, peace, friendship and sharing around the […]

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Davao-based regional NGO launches relief campaign for Japan

The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) is urging its partner civil society organizations (CSOs) and communities especially in Mindanao to support the Japan relief drive it is coordinating with the Japanese NGO, Peace Boat. The campaign features the call for donation of specific relief goods and a relief fund to support relief efforts in Japan […]

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Peacebuilders exchange cross-cultural stories of peace and reconciliation

On Friday, September 17, 2010 Gareth Porter and Sonja Tammen, representatives from Northern Ireland peace organizations HURT and Corrymeela, respectively, joined with representatives of the Mindanao Peaceweavers, including staff from Initiatives for International Dialogue and Catholic Relief Services, and Juju Tan from the development organization VSO Bahaginan, to promote and participate in cross-cultural exchanges regarding […]

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Presidential candidates to bare Mindanao agenda

On April 16, 2010 at least five presidential candidates will bare their Mindanao agenda before an audience composed of more than 5,000 representatives of the religious, civil society, youth, and business organizations united by a vision to foster peace and development in Mindanao here in Davao City.

Presidential candidates will be given 15 minutes to present their plans for the region based on questions that will be taken from key sectoral representatives such as the Moro, indigenous peoples and women.

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