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PhD in Rural Development Students Forms Organization

By Anwar Z. Saluwang COTABATO City (January 22, 2014) – The Students of Doctor of Philosophy in Rural Development (PhD RD) of the Cotabato City Foundation for College of Science and Technology (CFCST), Doroloman, Arakan, Cotabato established the “Bangsamoro Association for Rural Development (BARD).” “The decision was made after the series of brainstorming meetings and

Women Affairs Committee (WAC) Crafts 1-Year Plan

By Fatima E. Sapalon COTABATO City (January 19, 2014) – The National Chapter of the Women Affairs Committee (WAC) of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD), Inc. successfully crafted a 1-year Plan (2014-2015) last December 27, 2013 at the UNYPAD National office, Purok Pinen, Rosales St., RH-6, Cotabato City. In her opening statement,

Focus Group Discussion on FAB held

By Zainab A. Tagbo COTABATO City (January 18, 2014) – Dr George Baylon, a researcher and professor in the National University of Singapore, conducted a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) with women on Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) at the United Youth for Peace and Development national office last January 10, 2014. The discussion focused

KFI takes part in International Anti-Trafficking Day celebration in Buluan

STOP TRAFFICKING. Racquel Guiapal of Anak Kawagib puts finishing touches to her entry in poster making contest.

STOP TRAFFICKING. Racquel Guiapal of Anak Kawagib puts finishing touches to her entry in poster making contest.

The Kadtuntaya Foundation, Inc. (KFI), through its Gender Justice and Advocacy for Children’s Rights Program, took part in the province-wide celebration of International Anti-Trafficking Day held in Buluan, Maguindanao Province on December 11-12, 2013.

Organized by Maguindanao Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point s of System in coordination with the Regional Commission on Bangsamoro Women (RCBW) and Department of Social Welfare and Development-ARMM, the activity was generally in support and celebration of RA 10364, otherwise known as Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Person Act of 2012 or An Act to Institute Policies to Eliminate Trafficking in Person especially Women and Children.

Maguindanao, according to latest surveys, is one of the provinces in the country with high and alarming cases of human trafficking.

The morning of December 11 was spent on orientation sessions on RA 10364 and on RA 9208 or Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act of 2014. Sittie Jehanne Mutin, RCBW chairperson, lectured on the rights of women and children under RA 9208 while Akrima Ante, program coordinator of KFI’s Advocacy for Children’s Rights and the youth organization Anak Kawagib, served as resource persons for RA 10364.

A poster-making contest and focus group discussions on interventions against child-and human trafficking were also conducted in the afternoon.

On December 12, guests and participants were treated to a photo exhibit entitled Kusidsa sa Pawas (Harvest in the Marsh) and a theatre piece on child trafficking by Anak Kawagib at the Buluan municipal gym, together with a film viewing and a testimony on human trafficking.

UNYPAD empowers its Members through Capacity Building Program

By Zhainab Tagbo COTABATO City (January 3, 2013) – Another seminar-workshop on Islamic Leadership, Management and Administration was organized by the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD)-Cotabato City Chapter on December 30-31, 2013 held at Notre Dame Avenue, Cotabato City, targeted Moro youth of Barangay Rosary Heights no. 3. Resource speakers were Abdul-Alim S.

UNYPAD facilitates Community Seminar on Islamic Leadership and Management in Maguindanao

DATU ANGGAL MIDTIMBANG, Maguindanao (January 2, 2013) — The Nungga Clan Multipurpose Cooperative (NCMC) requested the leadership of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) to facilitate the Seminar-workshop on Islamic Leadership and Management held at Barangay Nunangan, Datu Anggal Midtimbang (DAM), Maguindanao on Dcember 29, 2013. Barangay Nunangan was among the barangays of

Moro Youth in Cotabato City participate in Leadership Seminar

COTABATO City (December 27, 2013) – A two-day seminar on Islamic Leadership, Management and Administration was conducted by the Cotabato City Chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) – participated in by 19 officers and members of the chapter, four of them are women that represented the Women Affairs Committee (WAC), and


On 19 November 2013, TNI Peacekeeping Mission Center (PMPP) Commander, Brigadier General TNI AM Putranto, S.Sos accompanied by PMPP Directur of Operation Planning and Development Col. Czi Tedjakusuma conducted a working visit to International Monitoring Team – Mindanao Headquarters (IMT HQ) in Cotabato City. BGen TNI Putranto was warmly welcomed by the IMT Deputy Head […]