City Mayor Salic graces BRAC 1st Moving-Up ceremony

March 14, 2014 // Leave a Comment

The Maranao People Development Center Inc. conducted its first BRAC Centralized Moving-Up Ceremony by municipality with the theme “Building the Nation’s Future Leaders through the K to 12 Basic Education Program.” It province-wide activity was conducted simultaneously from May 1- 10, 2013. The various sub-activities were held at the different towns’ Municipal Hall or Barangay Hall while others held the program at their Municipal Gymnasium. The moving-up ceremony was designed to showcase and celebrate the one (1) year school education classes of the pre-school  to level up to grade 1 in the next school year. These pre-school learners ignited the…

Youth leading to the way to peace PEACE CAMP

March 14, 2014 // Leave a Comment

“Youth is the hope of the nation”, as believed some development workers.  As part of the project entitled” Strengthening Grassroots in Interfaith Dialogue and Understanding”, a five-day peace camp was conducted on June 3-8, 2013 in two venues:  first at the MARADECA quadrangle office at Barangay Ragayan, Marantao, Lanao del Sur, and followed by an activity at Dapit Alim in Tubod, Lanao del Norte with the theme “Youth leading to the way to peace”. It was facilitated in partnership with Inter-Religious Dialogue Diocese (IRDD—a non-government organization based in Iligan city that supports interfaith and peace activities. The peace camp was…

MYPD assembly wants youth to be public speakers

March 14, 2014 // Leave a Comment

Members of the Meranao Youth for Peace and Development (MYPD) got the nerves and acts together to face the public better and more confident in a training that was held mainly to address the fear of being in front of the public. Abdulbassit M. Abolhusain, Peace Building Staff Maradeca ensured that 26 males and 12 females of the MYPD should be brave enough to face an audience. “The purpose of the activity is to help them (MYPD). They need the great exposure in terms of public speaking because it has been observed during the assembly that they are afraid to…

The Role of Citizen’s Care in Election Monitoring

March 14, 2014 // Leave a Comment

Through the Citizens Coalition for ARMM Electoral Reform or better known as Citizens CARE, the Provincial Election Monitoring and Action Center (PEMAC) was realized. The PEMAC was designed to serve as the central monitoring unit where information relative to the conduct of elections including security coverage would be addressed. It becomes a strategic bridge that provides a sharing and counter validation of the data received from the ground during the national and local synchronized elections, as well as in today’s Barangay elections. Established at Kampo Ranao of the 103rd Infantry Brigade led by Col. Glenn Macasero, this Election Monitoring team…

The Establishment of the Peace Zone

January 13, 2014 // Leave a Comment

The Maranao People Development Centre Inc. (MARADECA) in partnership with the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) supportred the initiative of the Local Government of the Municipality of Tugaya in Lanao del Sur to establish a Zone of Peace in the municipality. At least one hundred fifty-eight (158) spectators from the five (5) barangays of Tugaya including Brgy. Tangkal, Gurain, Dilimbayan, Bago a Ingud, and Lumbac attended the ceremonies. The Establishment of the Peace Zone was a concrete step on the campaign of the Municipality of Tugaya to establish lasting peace to realise a sustainable socio-economnic development in the municipality. The Signing…