Reducing internally displaced peoples’ vulnerability

May 26, 2019 // Leave a Comment

Maradeca Inc. joined with the rest of the civil society on May 23, 2019 to commemorate the Marawi siege which displaced 115,880 families and which resulted to the formation of then 89 evacuation centers within 378 barangays in eight regions of the country. Heaving inspiration from the perspective of transitional justice, the commemoration was highlighted with visitation of the unnamed 282 dead, most of whom were unidentified civilians who were buried in Maqbara public cemetery; expressing of sentiments and testimonies of internally displaced communities at Ground Zero; and, undergoing IDP reflective session at the IPDM conference hall of MSU-main campus…

Plebiscite was over, “yes” won, and here’s what we’ve done

February 10, 2019 // Leave a Comment

Finally, the plebiscite was over. The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) was ratified and the new geographic area of the Bangsamoro was redefined. The peace road map now brings the responsibility to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) to formulate policies that will serve as the pillars of Bangsamoro governance. In relation to that plebiscite, what has Maradeca Inc. done? Maradeca Inc. as an institution with organized Citizens CARE — a community-based electoral watchdogs and networks, conducted recorida for public information to support the ratification of the policy. It also encouraged registered voters to choose “yes” paved the way…

BARMM law educ for 20 community facilitators conducted

January 13, 2019 // Leave a Comment

Maradeca Inc. conducted policy education on RA 11054 which provided for the “Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, repealing for the purpose RA 6734 as amended by RA 9054” on January 12-13, 2019. This intended for the organization of 20 pool of speakers and facilitators in Lanao del Sur for community-based education and to help articulate the relevance of this policy prior to its ratification through the plebiscite. Trained participants became resource persons in the pulong-pulong or mashuwara on Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in the towns of Balabagan, Kapatagan, Malabang, Bubong and Buadipuso Buntong on January 14…

Conflict mapping analyses used in eight brgys for peacekeeping

January 5, 2019 // Leave a Comment

A series of peace and conflict mapping analyses were undertaken in eight barangays of Marawi city to systematically identify the common problems and help deescalate conflicts within the local communities. Local leaders involved in this seminar are from barangays Bito Buadi Parba, Bito Buadi Itowa, Somiorang, Mipantao Gadongan, Timbangalan, Sugod Proper, Patani and Pugaan. Each of these barangays underwent serious focus group discussions to substantiate issues including the local community political concerns. Experiential narratives were taken into account to document the process “how resolutions were done and what are the mechanisms when problems need to be elevated to higher offices for…

OTR, OBAERA attend training on business marketing, strategies

January 3, 2019 // Leave a Comment

Two people organizations are beneficiaries of a series of training on marketing strategies and management for Maranao micro-entrepreneurs . This aimed to capacitate people organization’s in dealing business properly; know the importance of business planning; learn basic knowledge and skills on marketing management and its strategy; develop self-reliance and confidence in their abilities; understand new ideas and techniques in managing a social enterprise as a group; learn from business experiences; and, grant people’s organization on how to sustain their livelihood. Participants are members of  Ompongan o mga Taribasok sa Ranao (OTR) and Ompongan o mga Bae sa Ranao (OBAERA) and are…

20 community leaders from Lanao Sur attend dispute resolution training

November 20, 2018 // Leave a Comment

A four-day training on Alternative Dispute Resolution for 20 participants from community-based partners of Maranao People’s Development Center (Maradeca Inc). and UNYPAD-Ranao cluster was conducted on October 27-31, 2018 at Minkay Midway, Initao, Misamis Oriental. The resource persons were Rachel Aquino, Luz Divina C. Anung, and Alim Ibrahim A. Bagumbun. These trainers are from Mediators Network Sustainable Peace and Incorporated (MedNet Inc) aiming to empower dispute resolution management process (EDRMP) through non-government organizations, peoples organizations, and the government. “This is a project of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) under its…