Inter-religious Solidarity Movement for Peace – IRSMP envisions a society in peace and harmony where wholeness and integrity are developed; where everyone possesses dignity as children of the same Almighty God; and where power rests in the hands of the people. Its mission is to forge a brand of unity where cultural diversity is respected and given greater latitude. Its goals include the defence of the right and dignity of the children, the youth, the aged, differently abled persons, women, and other marginalized sectors of society and exerting efforts to put an end to political injustices. It’s areas of operations include: Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-tawi.
Fr. Angel C. Calvo, CMF, Lead Convenor
c/o Claret School, San Jose Road, Zamboanga City
Phone: (63)(62) 991-1168
Fax: (63)(62) 992-2824 02
E-mail: acalvo44 [at] gmail.com
Agong Network – is composed of community-based peace educators who envision a Mindanao where the tri-people live and enjoy growth and equity; respect for human rights, self-determination, religious freedom, justice and protection of the life-giving environment. It hopes to strengthen interrelationship, solidarity and cooperation among tri-people in Mindanao towards peacebuilding; enhance and establish sustainable mechanisms for people’s participation in peace and development processes; develop / provide literature and other related educational materials for AGONG members and other peace groups; undertake continuing peace education and training to enhance peacebuilding practices among member-organizations; and facilitate the promotion of a Culture of Peace (COP) in the respective communities, thus making COP an essential element for organizing. Its areas of operations include: Cotabato City, Maguindanao, Cotabato Province, Marbel, Kidapawan, Marawi City, Lanao Provinces, Zamboanga, Basilan, Jolo, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Agusan Provinces, and Bukidnon.
Fr. Ed Pedregosa, Agong Secretariat
c/o Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Mindanao Regional Office
4th Floor Philam Life Building, J.P. Rizal St., 8000 Davao City
Tel. # +63 (82) 221-1761; 222-4979; 224-2480 local 112
Email: dcorro [at]ph.seapro.crs.org
Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS) – The Consortium envisions a society governed by justice where all peoples exercise their inalienable rights to self-determination; exist harmoniously and live in prosperity with dignity. The primary goal of the Consortium is to unify and consolidate the Bangsamoro Civil Society Organizations for collective actions toward social and human transformation. The Consortium serves as a mechanism of cooperation, coordination and sharing among the civil society groups with operation mostly concentrated but not limited to ARMM areas or where the Bangsamoro are sizeable in terms of population and presence.
Guiamel M. Alim, CBCS, Chairperson
G/F Demonteverde Bldg. Doña Pilar St. Pob. 4, Cotabato City
Phone: (064) 4215420
E-mail: guiamela [at] yahoo.com
Mindanao Peace Advocates Conference (MPAC) – MPAC was born in 1990, in a time when “peace advocacy” was not yet popularly used. The peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) became major challenges to the peace advocates. Community efforts were undertaken by MPAC’s member-organizations through the Tulunan Peace Zones and the Quick Response Teams. Through the years, MPAC’s programs and services have developed which now include the following: Advocacy and Popularization of Success Peace Stories; Documentation and Theory-building on Local Peace Efforts; Consensus Building on Selected Advocacy Issues; Life Giving and Life Sustaining Skills Training; and Advocacy on active Non-violence for Peace.
Atis St. Juna Subd., Matina, Davao City
Phone: (63-82) 297-2215; 297-6468
Fax: (63-82) 297-8245
E-mail: mlblntt [at] gmail.com
Mindanao Peoples Caucus (MPC) – is a tri-people, multicultural and interfaith network of Muslims, Christians and Indigenous leaders. Formerly known as Mindanao Tri-people’s Caucus, MPC was established during the Tri-peoples Grassroots Dialogue organized by the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) in April 2001 in response to the challenge of peace-building work among the tri-peoples (indigenous peoples, Bangsamoro and Christian settlers). MPC is composed of more than thirty five (35) grassroots organizations coming mainly from Carmen, Kabacan, Matalam, Pikit, Lanao, Sultan Kudarat, and Maguindanao. These areas are the so-called “hot-spots” or conflict areas where the major camps of the MILF are located. MPC envisions a sustainable peaceful coexistence among Indigenous Peoples, Bangsamoro and Settler communities of Mindanao. It understands that the acceptability of peace will depend upon the mutual respect of these three groups, and a development process which is sensitive to the concerns of each community.
Atty. Mary Ann M. Arnado, Secretary General
Door 1, 2nd Floor Ritz Pelicano Building, McArthur Highway, Matina, Davao City
Phone/Fax #: (064) 421-3076; (082) 299-3918
E-mail: mindanaopeoplescaucus [at] gmail.com
Mindanao Peoples Peace Movement (MPPM) – The Mindanao Peoples’ Peace Movement (MPPM) was formally established during the Mindanao Grassroots Peoples’ Peace Summit held on July 26-28, 2000 in Davao City. It aims to help coordinate and unify the spontaneous efforts of all peace-loving groups in Mindanao, in order to attain a comprehensive resolution to the Mindanao Crisis. It also wants to serve as a forum for grassroots organizations to actively participation drawing out viable options and alternatives for a lasting peace and sustainable development in the island of Mindanao – “A Comprehensive and Grassroots Based Peoples’ Peace and Development.”
MPPM Secretariat Office
Sarip Auliya St., Block 3, Bagua 2, Cotabato City, Mindanao, Philippines
Telefax: +63 64 421-1358
Email: camhabas [at] yahoo.com
Mindanao Solidarity Network (MSN) – The Mindanao Solidarity Network (MSN) is a loose network of peace advocates, NGOs, peoples’ organizations and networks based in Metro Manila that support peace initiatives in Mindanao. The solidarity effort emerged mainly as a response to the resurgence of conflict in Buliok, Maguindanao in February 2003. Among the main activities initiated by the Mindanao Solidarity Network include: The Call for Ceasefire; Peace Fora and Peace Rallies; and Duyog Mindanao.
GZO Peace Institute
2nd floor, Hoffner Bldg, Social Development Complex, Ateneo de Manila University
E-mail: ktanada [at] gmail.com