Urban poor groups nix demolition without pay

Published in Cebu Daily News, February 13, 2011
By: Jemarie Jane P. Augusto
FOUR urban poor groups in Cebu City and Mandaue are opposing the demolition of houses within danger zones since displaced families are not being compensated or offered relocation site.
The four groups include the Fellowship for Organizing Endeavors (FORGE) Inc. in Cebu City; Sulong Mandauehanong Kabus (SUMAKA) Inc., a federation of 27 multisectoral organizations in Mandaue City; Alaska Federation, a Cebu City federation of SIR beneficiaries from 14 sitios in […]

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FORGE’s Scholarship Program for Children

 
 
Three urgent appeals
PERSPECTIVE By Cherry Ballescas (The Freeman) Updated August 12, 2010 12:00 AM
Several appeals have reached us since Monday.
First came this urgent appeal from newly-elected Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon. He wrote that 1,500 urban poor families were left homeless in Brgy T. Padilla, Cebu City after a fire gutted their homes Monday noon. The fire victims need food, drinking water, used clothing, and blanket.
To those among you who wish to share whatever you can, for any form of […]

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DILG awards council of Luz as best in city: Luz implements participatory governance, pro-people projects

The Barangay Development Council (BDC) of Barangay Luz, headed by Nida Cabrera, was awarded yesterday as the 2009 Most Outstanding BDC (OBDC) of Cebu City.
In an interview with Sun.Star Cebu, Patricio Gabuya, director of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) 7 and chairman of the board of judges for the search, said Barangay Luz has shown good governance practices.
“Nakita namo […]

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Perspective by Cherry Ballescas

PERSPECTIVE By Cherry Ballescas (The Freeman)
March 14, 2010 12:00 AM
http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=557909&publicationSubCategoryId=109
Gratefully, elections do not last. Gratefully too, elections or none,
there are genuine people and genuine groups and organizations.
FORGE’s Gwen Ngolaban comes to mind as one of those who have offered
their lives (literally speaking) in the service of our people. Among
the first organizations that we partnered with in Cebu, we have
witnessed how FORGE (which stands for Fellowship […]

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On Neo-Humanism, Vegetarianism and Sustainability

The Fellowship for Organizing Endeavors (FORGE), Inc. recently conducted a staff development activity on Neo-Humanism, Vegetarianism and Sustainability.DSC09293
The speaker of the activity was Dada Shiilabradananda, a Canadian yoga and intuitional science teacher and Global Coordinator of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Plants (PCAP). Dada Shiila has been instructing individuals, groups and companies in the art of meditation, autogenetic training, creative visualization, sense withdrawal and positive self assertiveness exercises. […]

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