Please note: Years listed represent the fiscal year in which the project took place. Projects from a completed fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) are typically added in the following Spring. Fiscal Year 2012 projects will be added in Spring, 2013.
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Projects : Philippines
Philippines FY2011 Donors:
Australian Agency for International Development; Canadian International Development Agency; Chevron Corporation; Del Monte Pacific Limited; Department for International Development (U.K.); Pfizer; United States Agency for International Development; The World Bank.
Philippines FY2011 Expenditures: $9,912,496 (Includes in-kind value of Books for Asia donations.)
The Asia Foundation-Stanford APARC Fellowship
National Economic and Development Authority support for the Director of National Planning, to spend an academic year at Stanford University's Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center researching the political economy of economic reform in selected Asian countries; Funding for an additional two months in The Asia Foundation's Korea office to focus on economic reform efforts in Korea and Korea's overseas development assistance efforts.
Asian Perspectives - The Philippines: Challenges and Opportunities for the New Aquino Administration
An in-depth Asian Perspectives seminar on "The Philippines: Challenges and Opportunities for the New Aquino Administration," providing insight into current and upcoming political, security, and social challenges facing the Philippines.
Books for Asia Philippines
Distribution of 152,658 books and journals to 2,510 public and private institutions across the country. Providing books to all three of the island groups; Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao for government and educational institutions from pre-school up to university levels.
Del Monte Foundation
Coalitions for Change (CfC)
Expansion of a budget transparency project to the sites of the Provincial Roads Management Facility. Conducting a political economy analysis of information flows in the Department of Education, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, and key positions in government. Conducting a study on the utilization of the "development entrepreneurship" approach in social sector policy reform. Mapping of issues, stakeholders, and interventions dealing with conflict in Mindanao.
Conflict Management Program
Improving state-society relations necessary for peace and stability in countries and subnational regions affected by protracted conflict and fragility. Strengthening formal peace processes and informal local peace building efforts and helping make these more credible with conflict-affected populations. Improving local security through community response and improved relations with security forces.
Basilan Advocates for Peace, Environment, and Sustainable Development Association Inc.; Mangungaya Center for PALMA Inc.; Ranao Institute for Peace and Development, Inc.; Ulangig Mindanao Inc.; Young Moro Professionals Network
DFID Partnership Program Agreement: Conflict and Security Programs
Regional partnership with the Department for International Development (U.K.), including 7 countries (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Timor-Leste, Thailand, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka), that is working to improve state-society relations in conflict-affected areas throughout the region. Helping to reduce mistrust and alienation between conflict-affected communities and state authorities. Strengthening and expanding locally driven efforts to improve governance and resolve disputes. Contributing to improved understanding of aid effectiveness in conflict-affected and fragile states.
Increasing participation of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the 2013 Philippine midterm elections and other democratic processes by heightening voter awareness, promoting partnerships to enhance support and awareness of PWD participatory needs, and strengthening the capabilities of disabled people's organizations and NGOs supporting PWD advocacies.
Cerebral Palsied Association of the Philippines; Commission on Elections; Foundation for Communication Initiatives (FOCI); Link Center for the Deaf; Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting; Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations and Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines; Social Weather Stations; Upholding Life and Nature, Inc.; Vera Files; VSO Bahaginan
Economic Growth Hubs
Targeting reforms that improve Philippine competitiveness in international economy to jumpstart economic growth. Focusing on connectivity through infrastructure reforms and delivery, including international maritime trade, local infrastructure investment and improving the policy environment for international air connectivity, as well as technical assistance to airports to prepare them for international flights. Assisting the Department of Tourism and Department of Public Works and Highways in identifying economically critical roads to jumpstart the tourism industry. Improving property rights, access to credit, and investment through implementation of the 2010 Residential Free Patent Law.
Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Cebu Business Club; Clark International Airport Corporation; Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Foundation for Economic Freedom; Iloilo Business Club; Metro Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Palawan Tourism Council; Philippine Social Science Council; Research, Education, and Institutional Development Foundation
Improving Aid to Subnational Conflict Areas
Conducting a multi-country study of development assistance to subnational conflict areas in Southeast Asia (Aceh, southern Thailand, Mindanao) as part of a regional program to build understanding of the causes, dynamics, and consequences of subnational conflicts. Providing recommendations for donors and host governments to improve the effectiveness of development and governance approaches for conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and recovery in subnational conflict areas. Strengthening the awareness of key officials, policymakers, and civil society throughout the region.
Law and Human Rights
Strengthening the enforcement of human rights and the rule of law in the Philippines by promoting respect for human rights and freedoms, and progressively securing their effective recognition and observance. Protecting human rights of citizens in law and in reality through improved monitoring of violations and prosecuting human rights violations through capacity building for better investigation, prosecution, and adjudication of cases.
Ateneo Human Rights Center; ABS-CBN News Channel; Campaigns and Grey, Inc.; Commission on Human Rights; Center for Emergency Aid and Response; DAKILA- Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism; Department of Justice; Diaz; Parreno and Caringal Law Office; Lawyers League for Liberty; Medical Action Group, Inc.; Social Weather Stations; Task Force Detainees of the Philippines, Inc.; Upholding Life and Nature, Inc.; Vera Files, Inc.
Promoting Transparent Fair and Peaceful Elections in the Philippines in 2010
Final activities related to increasing transparency and credibility of election processes and reducing election-related violence in the 2010 Philippines elections.
Alyansa ng May Kapansanang Pinoy (Akap-Pinoy); Ateneo School of Government; Institute for Political and Economic Reform; Northern Samar Peace and Development Forum; Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting, SIMCARRD Inc.; Vera Files, Inc.
Strengthening Local Economic Governance in Asia: Book Launch
An event to release Asia Foundation book on Strengthening Local Economic Governance In Asia: Experience and Innovations, featuring case studies on Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, and the Philippines.
The Asia Foundation-AusAID Strategic Partnership Agreement
Strengthening collaboration between The Asia Foundation and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) in order to provide effective development assistance in the Asia-Pacific region in sectors of mutual interest including governance, law and justice, gender, and economic development. Engaging in strategic-level dialogues to identify future work priorities and developing a framework for further programming.
Transparent Accountable Governance (TAG4)
Strengthening local government institutional linkages and capacities for policy reform through data generation, information sharing, and policy dialogue; and improving the quality of local governance for sustained peace and development in Mindanao.
Ateneo de Davao University; Capitol University; Father Saturnino Urios University; Integrated Resource Development for Tri-People; Maguindanao Foundation for Good Governance and Development, Inc.; Misamis University Community Extension; Notre Dame Business Resource Center Foundation, Inc.; Social Weather Stations
A Track II closed session two-day conference on the challenges facing the new Aquino administration, security, economics, and other issues in Southeast Asia and the Philippines. Participants included high-level officials and policymakers from the Philippines and the U.S.
Accrediting Association of Muslim Schools and Colleges Inc.
Workshop on Developing Learning Guides for Restructured Basic Education Curriculum Subjects from Grades 1-6.
Ateneo de Manila University
Conducting pre- and post-election summits, which gathered electoral reform advocates and other institutions that are actively engaged in Philippine elections; Documenting and assessing responses of the government and civil society to address election-related violence in the 2010 elections.
Caucus of Development NGO Networks
Roll-out orientation on the “Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1 Series of 2007” focusing on harmonizing local planning, investment programming, revenue generation, budgeting, and expenditure management for the cities of Calapan, Iriga, Roxas, and Sorsogon.
Center for Labor Education, Advocacy Research and Development, University of the Philippines
Community stakeholders' consultation.
Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility
Nationwide roundtable meetings with owners and news managers of media outlets and production of a monograph to promote strategies in enhancing safety of media workers; Production of a video to contextualize the discussion of human rights in the Philippines.
Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC)
Travel of CIAC officials to Kuala Lumpur to meet with Malaysian airport officials and representatives of the low-cost airline industry; Participation of CIAC officials in the “7th Annual Low Cost Airlines Conference” in Singapore; Analysis and assistance in drafting marketing, business, and operations plan for Clark Airport; Developing a land-use plan carried out by international engineering firm, AECOM; Participation in the “Routes Asia 2010 Airline Convention” in Adelaide; Participation in the “EyeforTransport 8th 3PL USA Summit 2010” in Atlanta, Georgia.
Commission on Human Rights (CHR)
Nationwide validation and consultation workshops on the implementing rules and regulations or IRR of the Anti-Torture Law; Training on Standard Query Language or SQL (a language for querying or modifying data and managing databases) and Pentaho (a web-based reporting application) for CHR personnel to enable them to utilize the Martus-Based Executive Information System.
Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Government
Voter-education campaigns in several provinces of Northern Luzon; Public presentation of the results of the Social Weather Stations’ post-election surveys in Baguio City; Support to the Abra Multi-Sectoral Group to address election-related violence in the province of Abra.
Ginigoada Bisnis Development Foundation
Strengthening community-based protection and development support to children-at-risk in Papua New Guinea through establishment of mobile learning centers in Port Moresby city area and training of counselors and social workers on providing improved care to children-at-risk.
Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption Timor-Leste Chapter (GOPAC-TL)
Support to the Parliamentary Research Center (PRC) to assist members of parliament to hold their first national conference on corruption in Timor-Leste; Secretariat support for GOPAC-TL; Participation by a member parliament at the South East Asia Parliamentarians Against Corruption conference in Manila, Philippines.
Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption-Philippines
Regional Task Force Meeting of the South East Asian Parliamentarians Against Corruption held in Manila.
Preparatory meeting and convening of the Leaders' Summit: Partners for Reform; Conducting the National Peace Assembly.
Magbassa Kita Foundation, Inc.
Printing the International Workshop on Islamic Peace Education conference proceedings, held in Davao City, Philippines.
Magungaya Center for PALMA Inc.
Securing and emancipating civilians from unwanted and recurring armed conflict affecting Pigcawayan, Aleosan, Libungan, Midsayap, and Alamada through rapid response and capacity enhancement; Launching of a quick response team in select municipalities in the provinces of Cotabato and Maguindanao; Mitigating conflict in Midsayap, Cotabato; Mitigating conflict in a family feud in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat, and Datu Blah Sinsuat, Maguindanao; Media coverage on the plight of internally displaced persons affected by the conflict in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat.
Moving from Theory to Practice on Political Approaches to Development: Case Studies from Afghanistan, Nepal, and the Philippines
Panel discussion featuring The Asia Foundation's country representatives in Nepal and the Philippines, Dr. George Varughese and Dr. Steven Rood respectively; Dr. William S. Cole, the Foundation's senior director for Governance, Law, and Civil Society Programs; Letitia Butler, director of policy at USAID; and moderated by Tom Carothers, vice president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The panel focused on the effectiveness of political economy approaches to economic and political development programs in both conflict and non-conflict environments.
North Korea - North Korea-International Rice Research Institute Cooperation
Senior representatives from the DPRK Academy of Agricultural Science to visit the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines to discuss cooperation for improvement of food security conditions in North Korea.
Northern Samar Peace and Development Foundation
Monitoring election-related violence, setting up monitoring desks, and training volunteers to ensure peaceful elections in the area; Voter-education campaigns in Northern Samar; Public presentation of post-election survey results in Northern Samar province.
Conducting Media Nation 7 with the theme "MediaNationBuilding: In the Time of Change."
Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV)
Partnership with PPCRV for voter-education campaigns and nationwide deployment of more than 500,000 volunteers to monitor the May 2010 elections; Voter-education campaigns and deployment of more than 7,000 volunteers to monitor the elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM); Logistical support to PPCRV volunteers on election day; Technical assistance and communication support to PPCRV volunteers in preparation for election day activities; Development and maintenance of the PPCRV interactive website; Technical assistance to the PPCRV-ARMM Coalition for pre-election planning conferences and post-election evaluation summits; Printing of post-election assessment reports; Regional peace summit for peaceful elections in the ARMM; Public presentation of post-election survey results in Cotabato City; Technical support to PPCRV related to the special elections in the provinces of Iloilo and Samar.
Peace and Development Advocate League, Inc.
Mitigating local conflict by promoting culture of peace and better understanding among Muslims, indigenous peoples, and settlers in conflict-affected areas in the provinces of Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat, and South Cotabato.
Philippine Department of Education
Participation in the Second Annual Democracy and Democratization Conference at the University of Connecticut.
Regional Conference on the Role of Religious and Community Leaders in Advancing Development in Asia
Participation of individuals from the Mindanawon Initiatives for Cultural Dialogue, the Provincial Mufti of Tawi-Tawi Province, the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, and the Young Moro Professionals Network in the Leaders of Influence regional conference in Dhaka.
Research, Education, and Institutional Development Foundation, Inc. (REID)
Activities to improve the provision of infrastructure in the Philippines, focusing on three main components: improving the policy environment for public-private infrastructure projects, increasing the transparency of the infrastructure budget process, and expanding the roll-on, roll-off sea transport network; Analysis of Joint Venture Implementing Rules and Regulations and relevant public-private partnership laws with recommendations on adjustments; Identification of shovel-ready, necessary, and bankable projects; Analysis of maritime Southeast Asian shipping.
Social Weather Stations
Pre- and post-election surveys to obtain information on the voting public’s perspectives on the automated election system; Post-election survey of poll workers (members of the Board of Elections Inspectors) to understand the experiences of poll workers.
Support for the Juanvote project, a network and collaborative project of "netizens" and social media that covered the May 2010 national and local elections.
Technical Assistance Center for the Development of Rural and Urban Poor
Voter-education campaigns in seven key areas of Mindanao to orient voters on the use of the automated system of voting; Public presentation of the results of the Social Weather Stations’ post-election surveys in Davao City.
Ulangig Mindanao, Inc.
Ulama Empowerment: Roles on Peace and Development Advocacy in Sulu; Peace action project for Moro National Liberation Front combatants in Sulu; Mitigating conflict in the municipality of Parang, Sulu; Mitigating conflict in the municipality of Pata, province of Sulu; Media coverage of the plight of internally displaced persons affected by the conflict in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat.
Update on the Mindanao Peace Process
Roundtable discussion with The Asia Foundation's country representative in the Philippines, Dr. Steven Rood, who provided an update on the current status of the Mindanao peace process and the Foundation's role in the International Contact Group. Dr. Rood also discussed the political environment and the legacy of the Arroyo Administration.
Vera Files, Inc.
Partnership with civil society journalists for monitoring and reporting on the 2010 Elections; Production of a series of journalistic accounts which include news, features, and in-depth reports on election-related violence in nine provinces traditionally considered election hotspots.
Asian Development Fellowships
Two-month fellowships for a staff person from the Korean International Cooperation Agency and an advanced graduate student to work on The Asia Foundation's projects in developing Asian countries (Bangladesh and the Philippines).
Asian Institute of Management
Developing an anti-corruption agenda to map out strategic challenges and priority activities for the Philippines; A study on "Trends in Corporate Governance Practices in the Philippines"; Conducting high-level meetings, a roundtable discussion, and a public forum in relation to the visit of Professor Michael Johnston, author of "Syndromes of Corruption."
Commission on Human Rights (CHR)
Conducting government-civil society trust building dialogues in Metro Manila and in Tacloban, Batangas, Davao, Bulacan, and Zamboanga to improve human rights; Forensic trainings for CHR investigators nationwide by the "Equipo Peruano de Antropologia Forense," Peru-based forensic investigators.
Department of Interior and Local Government
Conducting the Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1, series of 2007 and roll-out orientation to harmonize local planning, investment programming, revenue generation, and budgeting and expenditure management to 114 local governments in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
Emerging Issues - "Peace in Mindanao: Recent History, Public Opinion, and Prospect"
A discussion featuring the Foundation's country representative in the Philippines of the results of a complex series of scientific surveys launched by The Asia Foundation in the Philippines to gauge citizen attitudes, as well as the current situation in Mindanao and the prospects for peace. Dr. Richard Cronin of the Stimson Center, which hosted and co-sponsored the event, moderated the discussion.
Enlightenment and Empowerment of Mindanao Network Foundation
Presentation of a paper at the conference, "Diversity in Globalized Society, The Challenge of Globalization for Living Diversity Contributions of Africa and Asia to a Sustainable World," held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Strengthening the capacity of the civil society and community-based leaders in the conflict-affected barangays of the municipalities of Pikit and Aleosan, Cotabato Province; Conflict mitigation through multi-sectoral peace dialogue among the Muslims and Christians in the municipality of Pikit, Cotabato.
Growth Hubs Project
Supporting the implementation of reforms on key policy issues—including civil aviation reform, electricity services reform, infrastructure provision and roll-on, roll-off provision—aimed at promoting growth and investment through the improved performance of economic growth hubs.
Institute of Bangsamoro Studies
Supporting a meeting between the Coordinating Committees on the Cessation of Hostilities (CCCH) of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the government; Supporting consultations in the different conflict-affected areas of Mindanao.
Integral Development Services Philippines, Inc.
Multi-sectoral dialogues and trainings for traditional leaders to promote a peaceful electoral exercise in the ARMM in 2010; Roundtable discussion on mapping hotspots and implementing partners in Lanao del Sur for the 2010 elections.
Maguindanao Foundation for Good Governance and Development, Inc.
Public Service Excellence, Ethics and Accountability Program in the municipality of South Upi in Maguindanao to promote transparency in service, accountability of local bureaucrats, and customer-oriented culture in the delivery of basic services.
Mindanao Dynamic Culture of Peace, Inc. (MIDCOP)
Clan conflict (rido) mitigation in Barangay Lumbac, the municipality Balindong in Lanao del Sur; Supporting the conduct of a peace convention in the municipality of Lumbaca Unayan in Lanao del Sur.
Mindanawon Initiatives for Cultural Dialogue
Conducting dialogues among tribal chieftains with diverse views on mineral development in Brgy. Mainit, Maco, Compostela Valley; Dispute resolution through cultural regeneration in the municipalities of Bayog in Zamboanga del Sur and Siocon in Zamboanga del Norte.
Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF)
Conducting a session of a legal panel to draft proposed amendments to Republic Act 9054 pursuant to the agreement reached between the MNLF and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) in the Tripartite Meeting in Manila; Attendance to a meeting between the MNLF and GRP in Makati to jointly draft a new organic law for autonomy.
National Assembly of Laos and Lao Women's Union
Supporting the Vice President of the National Assembly of Laos, the Director General of the Department for International Affairs at the National Assembly, and Vice President from the Lao Women's Union to attend the training on "Making Governance Gender Responsive," held in Manila, Philippines. The training was organized by the Center for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP).
Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV)
Voter registration campaigns in selected areas nationwide; Strategic planning conference of the PPCRV-ARMM Coalition to plan for the Philippine elections in 2010; Public dialogue between voters and aspiring candidates to promote responsible voting.
Peace and Conflict Development Analysis (PCDA)
Developing a "Strategic Framework for Donor Engagement for Peace and Development in the Southern Philippines" through a PCDA and a recommended overarching strategy for the donor community in its collective engagement in Mindanao.
Philippine Political Science Association
Participation of Visayas- and Mindanao-based representatives to the 2009 Philippine Political Science Association International Conference with the theme, "Reimagining the Nation State: Consensus and Conflict on Sovereignty and Autonomy."
Reconciliatory Initiatives for Development Opportunities, Inc.
Strengthening Maranao traditional leaders of the Sultanates of Madaya and Radapan toward the resolution of clan feuds and promotion of culture of peace in Marawi City and in the provinces of Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte; Empowering clan leaders and community stakeholders toward mitigating election violence in selected areas in Lanao Provinces.
Sakayan Mindanao, Inc.
Clan conflict (rido) resolution in the Municipalities of Parang, Maimbung, Talipao, and Pata Island in Sulu; Improving communication lines between the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Moro National Liberation Front.
Security and Threat-Response-ability Building for Development Workers
Participation of 30 representatives from various NGOs in Sulu, Basilan, and Zamboanga Peninsula to the training, "Security and Threat-Response-ability Building for Development Workers."
Social Weather Station
Survey on the quality of participation of NGOs in the political and social life of the country; National Comparative Survey on Good Governance at the city level to gauge citizens' perception on corruption at the city level; Conducting a survey on good governance in 15 cities; The ninth round of the Annual Survey of Enterprises on Corruption.
Technical Assistance for Mindanao Cities
Human resource development in six cities; Local policy reforms in six cities; Investment promotions in four cities; Management of economic enterprise in two cities; Hospital administration; Management of a city water system, real property tax administration, drafting of public market code, and management of the Citizens Action Center in one city each.
Technical Assistance for Mindanao Municipalities
Business permit and licensing system in 11 municipalities; Management of public economic enterprises in eight municipalities; Human resource management in five municipalities; Real property tax administration in two municipalities; Barangay development planning and budgeting in two municipalities; Hospital administration and Public Service Excellence Ethics and Accountability Program in one municipality each.
Technical Assistance for Six Cities in Luzon and Visayas
Public Service Excellence Ethics and Accountability Programs in all cities; Reforms such as real property tax administration, management of economic enterprise, business permit and licensing system, and reforms in the city mayor's office.
United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD)
Conflict Mitigation in the municipality of Pigcawayan in North Cotabato through dialogue between the Christian and the Muslim Civilians; Maximizing community participation in mitigating conflicts in the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.
University of Philippines Public Administration Research and Extension Foundation, Inc. – Center for Local and Regional Governance
Conducting two conferences, one for 15 cities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the other for 30 municipalities in Mindanao, to share lessons learned in transparent accountable governance; Conducting the "Training Course on Strategic Planning and Management of an Effective Anti-Corruption Program" for government and civil society anti-corruption partners.
University of the Philippines College of Law Development Foundation
Workshop on the GRP-MILF Peace Process; Workshops on the options for peace in Mindanao and a public forum with presidentiables; Support to participants of the University Network for Peace for the presentation of survey results on the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) and the peace process.
Asian Perspectives - "Can the Philippines Break out of its Affliction? Prospects for Democratic Governance, Economic Development, and Philippine-U.S. Relations"
Conference featuring Dr. Steve Rood, Country Representative for the Philippines, as a speaker; and Dr. Veronique Salze-Lozac'h, The Asia Foundation's Regional Economic Director in Cambodia as moderator. This event was co-sponsored with the Southeast Asia Studies Program of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and brought together American and Filipino government officials, scholars, experts, and watchers of Philippine affairs to exchange ideas on the prospects for political reform, economic development, and peace and security in Southeast Asia's oldest democracy. The meeting looked into the issues and problems concerning democratic consolidation, reform of the Philippine Armed Forces, economic development, internal armed conflicts, and the future of bilateral partnership between the Philippines and the United States.
Associated International Developers and Local Initiatives for Enhancement, Inc.
Training of local trainers on the Philippine Mining Act, the Small Scale Mining Law and Indigenous Peoples Rights Act, the Philippine Environmental Impact Assessment System, and Environmental Conflict Assessment and Disaster Management to implement in mining-affected areas; Institutionalizing environmental monitoring at the municipal and barangay (village) level.
Bangsamoro Center for Law and Policy
Support for the travel of an official civil society observer on the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement on the Ancestral Domain between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Bangsamoro Lawyers’ Network
Participation of six lawyers to the “International Training Course in the Investigation and Prosecution of Extrajudicial Killings and Enforced Disappearances for Public Prosecutors, Ombudsman Lawyers, Military Lawyers, Professors and Practitioners in Mindanao: Lessons from The Hague, Latin America, and Beyond.”
Books for Asia Philippines
Acquisition and distribution of 117,110 books and journals to elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, day care centers, NGOs, and government agencies throughout the Philippines, with 50,634 books distributed in Mindanao.
Center for International Law
Participation of 10 prosecutors from the Department of Justice to the “International Training Course in the Investigation and Prosecution of Extrajudicial Killings and Enforced Disappearances for Public Prosecutors, Ombudsman Lawyers, Military Lawyers, Professors and Practitioners in Mindanao: Lessons from The Hague, Latin America, and Beyond.”
Clark International Airport Corporation; Clark Investors and Locators Association; Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority; Subic Clark Alliance for Development Council;
Travel support to six people to attend the “Asia Pacific 3PL Summit” at Singapore.
Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council – Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee in Papua New Guinea
Attendance to the 2008 Association for Asian Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO) Meetings at Canberra, Australia; Development of a legal medical protocol aimed to assist survivors of family and sexual violence.
Emerging Issues - Current Events in the Philippines
Discussion hosted by The Asia Foundation's Country Representative in the Philippines, Dr. Steven Rood, which focused on the current situation of socio-political conditions in the Philippines, and also provided insight into rido, and the Foundation's publication, Rido: Clan feuding and Conflict Management in Mindanao, the definitive reference book on clan violence and resolution in the Philippines.
Engagement Strategy in Conflict-Affected Areas in Mindanao
Support for a team of consultants, including two Asia Foundation personnel, to prepare a common conflict analysis of Mindanao to develop an overarching framework for engagement in Mindanao, and determine an engagement strategy for AusAID Philippines to include programming options and a resource plan.
Environmental Cooperation-Asia (ECO-Asia)
The regional ECO-Asia program in Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam aims to increase access to clean water and sanitation for Asia's urban poor; to strengthen national- and local-level environmental governance capacity; and improve transboundary conflict in the lower watersheds of the Greater Mekong Subregion.
Forum LSM Aceh Executive Director
Funding for six-month fellowship at University of Maryland Center for International Development and Conflict Management on theoretical and applied approaches to intra-state communal conflicts, followed by meetings with conflict management practitioners in Thailand and the Philippines.
Institute of Bangsamoro Studies
Services for the study of political party building in the Bangsamoro; Consultation Workshop on development Priorities for Ligawasan Marsh; Launching of the Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute, and Conduct of Leadership Training Course.
Korean Study Trip to the Philippines
A team of representatives from Korean NGOs and government agencies visited the Philippines with a focus on "Peace-building and Development in Conflict-affected Regions."
Launching of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Radio Infomercials
Launching of the Anti-Trafficking Radio Infomercials in cooperation with Association of Broadcasters of the Philippines, Foundation for Communication Initiatives, and Visayan Forum Foundation.
Legal Aid Institute of Indonesian Women’s Association (LBH APIK)
Strengthening the network of women’s organizations and women’s study centers in Indonesia through the support for the 2nd Conference of Kartini Network for more than 100 institutions across Indonesia and Asia, including Bangladesh, Philippines, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and India.
Mindanao News and Information Cooperative Center
Pre-election and post-election period coverage of the automated regional election in the ARMM; The 4th Mindanao Media Summit, which brought together media organizations to prepare for the automated regional election in the ARMM.
Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting
Voter education initiatives to orient ARMM voters with the automated election system and precinct-level election monitoring in the provinces of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao; Production of a trainers’ manual on the automation and the conduct of a pre-election summit to prepare for the automated regional election in the ARMM.
Public forum on “Peace-building: Lessons learned from Conflict Management in the Philippines” at the Japan National Press Club, with presentations by The Asia Foundation’s Country Representative for the Philippines and Pacific Island Nations and Regional Director for Conflict and Governance.
Philippine Judicial Academy
Appeals Court mediation trainings in the cities of Cebu and Cagayan de Oro; Organizational and financial management trainings of selected Philippine Mediation Center personnel across the country; Video conference on the Writ of Amparo for selected Regional Trial Court Judges and Clerks of Courts; Multi-sectoral seminar-workshops on extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances.
Seminar on Conflict and State Fragility in Asia
Public forum on “Conflict and State Fragility in Asia: A Program Framework for Assistance Strategies,” with presentations by The Asia Foundation’s Country Representative for the Philippines and Pacific Island Nations and Regional Director for Conflict and Governance.
Social Weather Stations
Surveys on local governance in six cities in Luzon and Visayas and in four cities in Mindanao to assess progress toward local agendas; 25-item rider survey on Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front Peace Process; Focus group discussions with stakeholders on strengthening the institutional integrity of the Philippine Judicial System; 8th Annual Enterprise Survey on Corruption; Focus-Group Discussions involving Filipino Islamic Reverts (Balik Islam.)
Supreme Court of the Philippines
Consultation with civil society organizations in drafting the rules on witness protection under the Writ of Amparo; Publication of Report on the National Consultative Summit on Extrajudicial Killings and Enforced Disappearances; Forum on the Writ of Habeas Data, conducted with Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication.
Visayan Forum Foundation, Inc.
Enhancing victim protection and trafficking prevention in the Manila International Airport through operation of a halfway house (Bahay Silungan sa Paliparan) and training for an airport task force against trafficking.
Ateneo School of Government
Support for a study on managing conflicts in communities affected by mining--with the objective of developing mechanisms for managing the political, economic, and physical environment, while ensuring participation of stakeholders.
Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc.
Capacity-building for twenty communities involved in the peace process between the Philippine government and the Rebolusyonaryong Partido Ng Mangagawa-Mindanao (RPMM); General support to the RPMM peace process through peace-building and development work in Mindanao; Livelihood Support Fund for communities involved in the GRP-RPMM peace process.
Central Luzon Assistance and Research Cooperative
Research, policy studies, and public discussions on air transport; Support to conduct interviews of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) organizations based in Hongkong.
Clark International Airport Corporation
Support for participation in the Low Cost Carrier Congress conference in Singapore; Support for participation in the Asia Pacific Aviation Summit in Australia; Support for participation in the Air and Space Law Workshop and Contemporary Issues in Air and Space Law Conference in Macau.
Commission on Human Rights
Development of a “Martus Human Rights Executive Information System” to provide a platform for human rights protection through quality human rights information; Partial support for Joakim Dungel from the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia to speak at the National Consultative Summit on Extrajudicial Killings and Enforced Disappearances –
Searching for Solutions.
Community Center for Journalism and Development
Training for community journalists on human trafficking; Small grants for high-impact media
stories on human trafficking; Community dialogs to engage citizens in actions against human trafficking.
Community Organizers Multiversity
Support for effective management of Rido (the local term for feud or vendetta) in the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, and Shariff Kabunsuan, by enhancing capacities of local mediators to manage, prevent, and resolve conflicts within and outside their localities.
Emerging Issues - The Progress of Democracy in the Philippines: Elections in Mindanao
The breakfast discussion with The Asia Foundation’s Country Representative in the
Philippines, Dr. Steven Rood and Mr. Jon Lindborg, Mission Director for U.S. Agency for
International Development (USAID) in the Philippines provided an update on the political and economic situation in the Philippines and the midterm elections in Mindanao.
Environmental Cooperation-Asia (ECO-Asia)
A seven-year ECO-Asia program in Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam that aims to increase access to clean water and sanitation for Asia's urban poor; to strengthen national- and local-level environmental governance capacity; and improve transboundary conflict in the lower watersheds of the Greater Mekong Subregion.
International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas
Support to T. Ang See for participation in the conference, “Diversity in Diaspora: The Chinese Overseas” in South Africa.
Isulanen Peace and Development Foundation, Inc.
Promoting community-level cultural dialogues and conflict mediation mechanisms in Isulanen ancestral lands in Sultan Kudarat Province to empower communities in development programs through community organizing.
Makati Business Club, Inc.
Research project to determine the impact of the National Competitiveness Council’s Action Agenda on the Philippine ranking in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index.
Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV)
Pre-election national conference and training for PPCRV coordinators for the 2007 elections; Post-election national conference on the experience of PPCRV in the 2007 elections; Nation-wide precinct-level monitoring of the 2007 elections.
Reconciliatory Initiatives for Development Opportunities, Inc.
Project titled “Institutionalize Maranao Traditional Structures for Peace and Development” to strengthen the role of traditional leaders, structures, and mechanisms in the management of inter-family, clan, and ethnic conflicts.
Supreme Court of the Philippines
Partial support for the “International Conference and Showcase on Judicial Reforms:
Strengthening the Judiciaries of the 21st Century;” Participation of Assistant Court
Administrator Nimfa C. Vilches in a three-day seminar on “Fundamental Issues of Caseflow Management” convened by the National Center for State Courts in Orlando, Florida.
The Conflict Resolution Group
Alternative dispute resolution training for executive officials—part of the implementation
of Executive Order No. 523 entitled “Instituting the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution
in the Executive Department of Government.”
Visayan Forum Foundation, Inc.
Support for “Rapid Research on Trafficking in Airports” to illuminate how people are
trafficked at airports; Start-up funds for operation of the Bahay Silungan sa Paliparan--a
halfway house for trafficking victims at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport--including
capacity building among airport stakeholders.
Zamboanga Life Care Services, Inc.
Basic orientation on peace education for the 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division of the Philippine Army; Workshop on Conflict Management and Peace-Building for the 6th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army; Workshop on Conflict Management and Peace-Building (Third Batch) for the 6th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army.