Member Organizations

 


NATIONAL SECRETARIAT


SRI

The Security Reform Initiative (SRI) is an independent think tank that aims to constructively and critically engage the security sector in pushing for key policy and institutional reforms. Guided by inclusivity and transparency, SRI creates open spaces where practitioners and scholars engage in serious and candid conversations on security and peace issues.

Carrying on the gains of the Working Group on Security Sector Reform of the Ateneo de Manila University Department of Political Science, SRI conquers new grounds as an independent civil society organization dedicated exclusively on the agenda of security sector reform. SRI members have been involved in security policy research under grants from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Asia Foundation, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. They have also been entrusted by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process to handle research on various peace processes and crucial security issues that impact on the peace processes. To date, they have undertaken three joint security policy research projects with the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Currently or previously holding key government positions, members of the SRI Board of Advisers are the best champions for SSR. Collectively, members of the Board have decades-long experience and involvement in peace and security issues not only in the Philippines but also in the ASEAN region. The Board is chaired by Assistant Secretary Jennifer Santiago Oreta, Ph.D. of the OPAPP. Its members are Undersecretary Eduardo S.L. Oban, Jr., Executive Director of the Visiting Forces Agreement Commission (VFACOM) and former Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Undersecretary Zenonida Brosas of the National Security Council, Undersecretary Roland S. Recomono of the Office for Transportation Security, Department of Transportation and Communications, Mr. Sam Chittick of the World Bank, Lt. Gen. (Ret) Gaudencio Pangilinan, and Executive Director of the Cabinet Cluster on Security, Justice and Peace, Undersecretary Emmanuel T. Bautista.

The people behind SRI are also at the forefront of the creation and growth of Bantay Bayanihan sa Kapayapaan, serving as the network’s National Secretariat since its launch in November 2011. Bantay Bayanihan is a network of civil society organizations—now reaching 180 network-members—performing an oversight function on the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ implementation of its Internal Peace and Security Plan Bayanihan and engages peace and security issues at the local and national levels. At present, SRI continues on as the National Secretariat of the Bantay Bayanihan Network.

 


LUZON


NCR Cluster

 

Lawyers League for Liberty (LIBERTAS)

LIBERTAS was founded on February 2, 2002 (the 15th anniversary of the ratification of the 1987 Constitution), and was formally launched on July 16, 2003, at a gathering of leaders of the Philippine legal community, led by the then Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Hilario Davide, Jr. Its members consist of individuals based mostly in the Philippines who are in the legal and allied professions, including law students.

LIBERTAS envisions an informed and empowered citizenry, adhering to the rule of law, and working within the framework of a functional democracy.

LIBERTAS advocates transparency and accountability in Government; the right of the citizens to information on matters of public concern; a free, clean, and honest electoral process; a free and responsible media; and the State’s respect for all human rights, with full guarantees to the freedom of expression and association in particular.

LIBERTAS has undertaken a number of initiatives and collaborated with numerous Government and non-government institutions in pursuit of its goal of increasingawareness of citizens’ rights and responsibilities, as well as promoting adherence to democratic processes, good governance, and the rule of law

http://libertasphilippines.wordpress.com/about-2/

Philippine Coalition for the International Court

The Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court (PCICC) was established in November 2000, following two national workshops on the International Criminal Court (ICC). The PCICC believes that individual perpetrators of the most heinous crimes – genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity – must be brought to justice.

The PCICC played a crucial role in the Philippine signing of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in December 2000. Since then, it has conducted various activities nationwide to achieve its objectives. It has also assisted some Asian countries in disseminating information about the ICC. It has published the first primer on the ICC in the Philippines which was later reproduced and used in various parts of Asia.

The PCICC is a member of the NGO coalition for the International Criminal Court which is a worldwide network of over 2,000 non-governmental organizations that promotes a fair, effective and independent International Criminal Court (ICC).

http://pcicc.wordpress.com/about/


Tarlac Cluster

 

Facts and Figures – soon

Media Advocates for Peace (MAP) – soon

University of St. La Salle

The University of St. La Salle, a non-stock and non-profit corporation, was established in 1952 by three American Brothers under the umbrella of the Philippine Province of the Brothers of the Christian Schools which is an international institute of religious dedicated to the service of mankind with special concern for the poor, through education.

As a Catholic institution of learning offering to both men and women an educational program designed to develop their talents and abilities towards becoming truly contributing members of society, the University Of St. La Salle is committed to a curriculum that emphasizes person-development as an integrated and wholistic process of spiritual, social, intellectual and physical growth.

http://www.usls.edu.ph/About%20Us/


Pampanga Cluster

 

C-Watch – soon

Holy Angel University

Holy Angel University is a private Catholic university located in Angeles City in the province of Pampanga, Philippines. Founded in 1933, it is considered the first Catholic school in the country that was founded by the laity (instead of the diocese or a religious congregation) as well as the first Catholic high school that was co-educational (instead of exclusively for boys or exclusively for girls).

Sitting on a seven-hectare campus in the city’s prime estate, Holy Angel is one of the region’s largest universities. Its over 17,000 student population this school year also makes it one of the biggest private schools in Central Luzon.

http://www.hau.edu.ph/about_hau/



VISAYAS


Negros Occidental (Bacolod) Cluster

 

Pax Christi

Pax Christi, founded in 1945 as an international movement of Catholics in Europe who believed in reconciliation at the end of World War II, has grown into a unique global network working towards reconciliation, peace and justice, and building bridges with civil society in the secular world, as well as with people working for justice and peace in other Churches and Faiths.

As a faith based peace movement, Pax Christi’s work is founded on a commitment to prayer, spirituality, study, and action for peace. It strives for dialogue and co-operation with non-governmental organisations and movements working in related fields – whether they are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, or non-religious groups.

http://www.paxchristi.net/about-us/why-pax-christi


 

Negros Oriental (Dumaguete) Cluster

 

NEGORNET – soon

Oriental Negros Children’s Advocacy Network

ONCAN was formed to create a powerful child advocacy network from 23 stand-alone NGOs and LGUs all of whom are dedicated to the care and protection of children from abuse and in particular to raise community awareness of children’s rights and child protection legislation.

The child beneficiaries include street kids, orphans, abused children, juvenile delinquents, children from disadvantaged families, children with disabilities and children from cultural minorities.

ONCAN’s vision ensures the “voice of the children” is heard more loudly throughout Negros Oriental province by advocating children’s rights and child protection legislation to the community at large.

ONCAN provides a powerful information and resource centre for its network of Members. It plans, facilitates and co-ordinates a wide range of inter Member resource sharing opportunities, training, and income generating activities by more effectively utilizing and building upon the existing skills and capabilities of its Members, and by introducing external resources.

ONCAN works to release the untapped latent synergy of the network to the benefit of all of the children in the Members’ care.

http://www.oncan.org/Who%20We%20Are.htm


 

Leyte Cluster

 

Christ the King College (Calbayog City)

Christ the King College is the pioneer Catholic institution of learning in the island of Samar, established under the name Colegio de San Vicente de Paul in 1905.


Samar  Cluster

 

Samar Island Press Club – soon

 


EASTERN MINDANAO


Misamis Oriental Cluster

 

Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc.

Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc. (BMFI) is a Filipino Mindanao-based and Mindanao-focused non-stock, non-profit organization. BMFI’s work and its people articulate a sense of fierce pride for Mindanao and a passion for transforming this poorest and most conflict-torn of the country’s region into a “balay”, a true home for its peoples – Christians, Muslims and Lumads, indigenous peoples of Mindanao.

It is a non-stock, non-profit foundation primarily engaged in promoting equity-based development and sustainable peace. It was registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 8, 1996.

Tulay Kalinaw sa Mindanao – soon


Cotabato-Maguindanao Cluster

 

BMFI – Cotabato

Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc. (BMFI) is a Filipino Mindanao-based and Mindanao-focused non-stock, non-profit organization. BMFI’s work and its people articulate a sense of fierce pride for Mindanao and a passion for transforming this poorest and most conflict-torn of the country’s region into a “balay”, a true home for its peoples – Christians, Muslims and Lumads, indigenous peoples of Mindanao.

It is a non-stock, non-profit foundation primarily engaged in promoting equity-based development and sustainable peace. It was registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 8, 1996.

Good Wednesday Group for Peace – soon


Davao Cluster

 

Ateneo de Davao University – Center of Psychological Extension and Research Services (COPERS)

The Center of Psychological Extension and Research Services (COPERS) is the community engagement arm of the Psychology Department at the Ateneo de Davao University. Conceived in 2006 by Dr. Orencita V. Lozada and her colleagues in the Psychology Program, the Center was envisioned to respond to community needs in realizing the mission of the ADDU to serve as a Filipino, Catholic, and Jesuit university in Mindanao.

Today, COPERS is manned by ADDU psychologists, mental health practitioners and research affiliates, and trained volunteers that generate empirically-based analysis of community needs, network with duty bearers and service providers, and implement novel psychological applications as appropriate to the peculiar concerns in the region.

Drawing from its considerable expert base, COPERS sustains its various concerns for psychoeducation, intercultural dialogue, peace psychology, security sector reform, organizational effectiveness, mental health management, crisis intervention, psychosocial support and trauma rehabilitation, and post-disaster recovery planning.

https://www.facebook.com/AteneoCOPERS/info


WESTERN MINDANAO


Zamboanga Cluster

 

Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ)

A Catholic organization whose objective is the promotion of peace by strengthening good relations among Muslims and Christians, and all other peoples.

The organization is an offshoot of the ZAMBASULI Consultation on Peace and Justice held in 1994. Convinced of the needs of the Church to be directly involved in the region, the representatives of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga City forged PAZ, a way of keeping the small flame of peace flickering. It is open to work in solidarity with Muslims and other non-Catholic groups in the pursuit of peace in Zamboanga and the region.

 http://www.zabida.org/partners/paz

 


Basilan Cluster

 

Child Fund Philippines

Today, worldwide, 400 million children live in extreme poverty.

All children — including those 400 million — have rights to the support, protection and care they need to grow up healthy and strong. As a child-focused international development organization, ChildFund exists to change underlying factors that prevent children from fully experiencing these rights.

We work with families and communities to support children at each stage of their development, promoting children’s well-being, knowledge and skills so that they may participate in society to their fullest potential.

ChildFund exists to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities. We promote societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children.

https://www.childfund.org/about-us/

Nagdilaab Foundation Inc.

The Nagdilaab Foundation Incorporated is a registered NGO whose vision is a people’s foundation committed for peace and development in partnership with the communities, but the people behind this foundation had been involved in the work of development and peace building for the past 20 years as community organizers, formators and program coordinator of the Prelature of Basilan.

The NAGDILAAB FOUNDATION INC. aims to improve the capability of rural and urban communities to be active partners in development. It will provide technical assistance and complement existing systems in the delivery of basic services. On Peace and Development initiatives, the foundation will initiate and continue inter-religious activities. It networks with different or various stakeholders at the local, regional and national levels. It is operating in the City of Isabela and the 6 municipalities of Basilan in a multi-stakeholders collaboration with emphasis with the Local government units.

http://www.zabida.org/partners/nagdilaab-foundation-incorporated

 


Sulu Cluster

 

Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (the HD Centre) is a private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality and independence. Our mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation

The HD Centre is one of the world’s leading organisations in the field of conflict mediation. Since 1999, it has been helping to prevent and resolve armed conflict, and to alleviate the suffering of those affected by violence. Independent and discreet, we work with our clients – parties to conflict – to assist them in their search for peace.

http://www.hdcentre.org/en/about-us/who-we-are/

Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation

The Office of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation coordinates the advocacy efforts in the United States of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate on behalf of the interests of the poor and abandoned in the U.S. and 65 countries where the Oblates are in mission.

http://omiusajpic.org/about/

 


LANAO


MSU – Marawi Institute for Peace and Development in Mindanao

The Institute for Peace and Development in Mindanao (IPDM) of the Mindanao State University System was created by BOR Resolution # 107, series of 2007 as MSU system’s proactive response to Executive Order 570 of September 2006. The said executive order is part of the national government’s efforts to institutionalize and integrate peace into the basic and tertiary education by including the teaching and learning of peace into the mandates of the Department of Education and Higher Education Institutions.

 http://www.msuiit.edu.ph/ipdm/about.php

Pakigdait, Inc.

Pakigdait is an interfaith group whose mission is to “enhance individuals, groups and communities’ capacity to transform conflict towards constructive change.” Pakigdait’s vision is to build “a society where reconciliation reigns in every individuals’ heart and is practiced in homes and communities.”

http://www.pluralism.org/profiles/view/74212