This organization was once a dream, envisioned from the heart of a leader, whose experience was once stoned, by a deﬁance of system. The aﬃrmation of the subconscious mind is ideally, A DREAM COME TRUE!
I do not appear to contest the immunity of power; it is just that I will correct the neglected system, constraints from this subconscious intelligence. The road is never easy, for the challenge has just begun. The room is never concrete if change we must. The load might be too heavy, rest if we’ll unload. We just need to break that tie, to create ideally, a brotherhood that faithfully believes and seeks to ﬁnd, what it deserves.
From infancy to expectancy, leadership is a quality innate in every one of us. The demand is RESTORATION, REPRESENTATION, and POWER. Thus, this is the reason for our existence - a birth to a unique and balanced organization, a brotherhood that will encourage empowerment, to a mature, morally nurtured and responsible citizen of the country. The creed ensures holistic transformation, giving due access to social and economic reforms, moral and political reforms for the attainment of peace and order, where this generation and the generations to come, shall rest upon.
Life is too short to live. We need to choose directions, live with uncertainties while seeking life’s essence for after all life is but a choice. I never cease leading life’s purpose. As time and again, I am a wanderer! A lot of questions has elope my mind. I always ended with an indeﬁnite answer to the many why’s I asked. This made me start to think my worth living for and that is heading away to a life worth living for others!
The calling is never an easy road but the challenge is - I must take that ﬁrst step, the jumpstart! I need to cross the bridge of making people buy that noble thought, convince partners with the same convictions, and draw strength by believing that I am never alone in my adventure of fate. I still reap the belief I honestly feel and gain the trust I certainly deserve. This world has been covered with all abstracts - the unseen, the lies, the facades are never a guarantee of truth for after all such are just scripted illusions. Along this way the challenge is WHY ARE WE HERE? and WHERE ARE WE GOING TO? If not believing with sincere thought that noble intention would just be a mere illusion.
After all those solicited eﬀort and the processed system, World Relations Organization for Justice, Peace and Development, Inc., (WROJPD) came into its birth of existence. The challenge is a never- ending eﬀort to cross. The revelations of facts thought - is the mutiny I, as the FOUNDING CHAIRMAN combats day in and day out. No practical analysis can ever equal the desire to serve the countless heads of the needy.
The resolute empathy, the resources in particular and the concealing means in general bloodstock the battle for crossover. It takes a drive to fully attain and sustain. It is never easy to look for a Philanthropic individual, one whom you can convey passion, whom you can come in combatant with pressures and whom to live with you no matter what!
With the troupe form to lead, associates whose undying service remains unquestioned, core groups whose profession becomes available for other's sake, the volunteers, make sense to saying impossible is just a word! We are in a world of torrid clause, let’s do it to make this world worth living for.
I cannot mobilize this all alone! Mind you I need more brains, more stunts, more self, more help, more eﬀort, and bigger hearts to make this a real diﬀerence. We do not ﬁght causeless! Let’s come up and do the reach-out.
Together, we can attain an organization founded in the solid ground of
UNITY, LOVE, and ATTRIBUTES!
JINVICTUSS "LiberoGE" ISLOHOTCHI, DPA
Founding Chairman and International President
WRO Ambassador of Goodwill - Extraordinario y Plenipotenciario
Warm greetings to fellow officers, members, partners, stakeholders, and beneficiaries of WROJPD!
As a humanitarian organization under the WRO umbrella, WROJPD plays a crucial and pivotal role to ensure that all WRO programs and projects will anchor on the tenets of Justice, Peace, and Development. Indeed, it is a highly challenging goal for the organizations’ workers and volunteers; and we are strengthened by faith, the spirit of unity and oneness of compassionate brotherhood. Inspired by our noble hero Jose Rizal’s mission and philosophy which is “Pro Deo Et Patria” or For God and Country, our minds and hearts continue to be imbued with the strong will to SERVE, LEAD, and HELP the poor, the marginalized, the disadvantaged, and those who cry for justice, peace, and development.
As we are bracing for the unveiling of our humanitarian programs, we must internalize by now the spirit of compassion. Like the great author Arthur Schopenhauer said, "Compassion is the basis of morality." Because when we feel compassion for our superiors, co-workers, subordinates, program partners and stakeholders, we would unlikely be compelled to breach our work virtues and organizational mission. We should subscribe to this notion of Thomas Merton: "The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another."
The United Nation’s 16th sustainable development goal refers to “peaceful and inclusive societies”, “access to justice for all” and “effective, accountable and inclusive institutions”. For the past decades, these were achieved at random in some communities, but not with sustainability. The emerging issues, actors and drivers for justice and peace have been getting complicated in our digital world where information war and deception become the trend. Will Bennet and Thomas Wheeler, Conflict and Security Advisers of the NGO Safer world, underscored the need for better innovations to advance peace and justice in the pursuit of human development.
To promote genuine justice and development of our societies, we need proactive and more ingenious ways and processes of peace-building. There can be no justice without peace, because these two principles are strongly symbiotic and surely pave the way for development. As workers and volunteers for peace and justice, the huge challenge is how to reconcile the inevitable tensions between them. The scale and complexity of the challenges facing societies affected by conflict means narrow approaches that prioritize; one over the other could most often miss the mark.
We need to find creative ways of integrating efforts to prevent conflict with the promotion of human rights, justice and the rule of law. Likewise, the biggest question that must seek for diverse answers and solutions is: How can we build more just, humane, and compassionate societies and communities? The real essence of justice must be experienced by members of the communities through the quality of opportunities, relationships, transactions, program engagements, and behaviors right across society. Justice is something that is not merely dispensed through police and court actions.
We know that poverty, insecurity and injustice are man-made consequences of unfair policies and practices. We know that states can fail because, among other things, their policies exclude people from decision-making and access to resources – and this often fuels insecurity and violence. We also know that poorly conceived economic investment can contribute to patterns of horizontal inequality, environmental degradation and bad governance – all of which make conflict more likely. So, this reality needs to be changed. The fundamental question centers on power, and ensuring it is “not used cynically or to dominate, but responsibly, knowing that generosity and beneficence builds trust,” as the economist Jeffrey Sachs has written.
We need to think of justice as the outcome of a contest over resources and power. These contests occur everywhere – within and beyond the justice sector – and their outcomes can be fair and conducive to peace, or they can just as easily be the opposite. Contests around unequal access to services, jobs, land and resources, or around tax evasion or environmental degradation, can be critical justice issues, the outcomes of which have a significant bearing on peace and development. It is the task of both peace-builders and justice experts to facilitate contests that are peaceful, without diminishing the fairness of the outcomes.
How can we maximize the potential that the rule of law has to offer? How can fairer environmental, social, economic, or housing policies address injustices and contribute to peace and development? How can architecture and the use of space promote or reduce violent behaviors? How do gender roles reinforce injustices that contribute to violence? And why is injustice such a powerful motivator of violent behavior? We at WROJPD must pursue concerted efforts and ideas on how to further manifest justice on a broader scale in order to reach out the unreached and the most vulnerable.
May the Almighty bless us all in fulfilling the WROJPD mission and vision for global social freedom, peace and humanitarian justice!
AGUSTIN D. MOLINA, Ph.D.
Director General - WROGPO
Director General- WROCCB
Executive Secretary - WRO System
National Executive Director, WROJPD & WROIPO
Warm greetings fellow partners for humanitarian actions!
This year has indeed posed bigger, wider challenges for all humanitarian organizations, workers, and volunteers. The types, dimensions, and dynamics of humanitarian crises are increasing – in some instances exponentially. The challenge for those with humanitarian roles and responsibilities is to have the capacity to deal with ever increasing complexity and uncertainty. A starting point is to appreciate that much of the future will have decreasing links with the past, that planning from the future offers a far more creative way to prepare for dealing with plausible crisis threats of the future.
We at WRO shall take aim at these massive challenges by innovating to create a new set of tools and resources for enhancing organizational and inter-organizational capability to assess the extent to which humanitarian organizations’ current thinking and behavior reflects truly anticipatory and adaptive capacities. I am looking at capacities that embraces new approaches to innovation and innovative practices, and fosters new forms of collaboration and leadership that go well beyond the humanitarian norm.
I would like to believe that we humanitarian workers and volunteers are motivated to serve the organization on these two virtues: humanitarianism and compassion. The first is the ideology of humanitarianism. Humanitarianism is at once a broad dedication to and belief in the fundamental value of human life. This central ethics of humanitarianism crosses cultures and history. It is also a more specific reference to the (international/Western) crisis response that has evolved from the founding of the Red Cross and the first Geneva Convention over 150 years ago.
As a systemic response to crisis, humanitarianism involves addressing the needs of people affected by conflict, natural disaster, epidemic and famine. In these crises, the focus of humanitarianism is, to varying degrees, placed upon basic or immediate needs of assistance and protection, as distinct from (though increasingly linked to) work more directly aimed at development, peace building, rule of law, among others. As dedicated humanitarians, we try to bridge this virtue in achieving justice for our intended clients/beneficiaries by way of stretching a helping hand. To quote the Greek philosopher Seneca, “It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen that is the common right of humanity”.
The second virtue that I believe should motivate us to render services is compassion. In times of crisis and social unrest, compassionate leadership and service can unify us as human beings, like a glue that binds us together in times of unrest. Without it, we become lonely individuals, facing challenges alone. With compassion, we take a step away from the emotion of empathy and ask ourselves ‘how can we help?’. For leaders, recognizing the differences between empathy and compassion is critical for inspiring and managing others effectively.
Compassion is the joining in others’ suffering, irrespective of their social or personal identity. It is the perspective that in any person’s suffering there is a common humanity – the recognition that no matter a person’s cultural background, sexual orientation or age, you are like the other person in that moment. Compassionate leaders work to lift themselves above their unconscious biases to see all people in the organization with similar worth. In doing so, leaders encourage attitudes of virtue and altruism throughout the organization, for all people. Compassion in an organization triggers other positive outcomes: improved collaboration, trust and team loyalty.
As we are guided by compassion and humanitarianism, together we can promote more complementary and rationalized crisis response. Most of today’s crises require a collective approach to crisis management that increases complementarity between humanitarian and other aid organizations, and aligns strategies, performance management frameworks and monitoring accordingly.
Such complementarity also requires that humanitarian and development teams develop a better mutual understanding of their respective principles, approaches, processes and tools, work together more regularly and systematically to develop joint vulnerability and risk analysis, prioritize activities, set and monitor common country-level and community-level objectives.
May we all be enlightened and guided well through genuine humanitarianism and compassion!
AMB. LUCIO VENTRESCA, DHL, DIR
4 Star General - WROGPO
Australia Country Director
Ambassador of Goodwill - WROJPD
Executive Vice - President for International Affairs
The world is now experiencing robust disaster, pandemic, economic downturn and
conflicts. In our own peculiar way, what shall be our contribution to make this world
a better place to live, especially to the less advantaged and most vulnerable sector
of the society? This is a million-dollar question that this crucial triad comprised of
NGOs, policy makers and businessmen have to answer.
World Relations Organization, as part of the society’s triad responsible for making
the world a better place, recognizes that development means investing in people.
How can we, in the WRO, make this necessary investment to transform lives leading
to self-governance and self-reliance?
Human investment means people empowerment through education as the basic and
fundamental human development where all other pillars congregate such as
economic, political, and social development. These endeavors shall be a unifying
basis for sustainable transformation to achieve long- term peace, justice and
prosperity in the lives of our partner communities.
As we stand on the threshold of 2020 programs and projects to produce a positive
and long lasting effect in the lives of people, to build bridges between communities
and solidarity among generations, we are deeply committed to work hard to advance
justice, peace and equality as paramount to safe, healthy and thriving communities.
The promise of an abundant future for WRO recipients is in our hands. Together, let
us bind the thread that separates us in the midst of the world’s instability, while we
remain committed to ensure just and long-lasting peace.
Long live WRO, long live the Filipinos!
DRA. HANNAH A. UCHIDA
Ambassador of Goodwill - WROJPD
The gigantic tasks of social services delivery cannot be done by the government alone. The discharged of these social services to many has never been enough. There will always be groups that will be relegated to the background. Despite the many innovations, inventions and state-of-the art facilities erected to serve people, there are still many of our brothers and sisters who are living in the secluded part of the country, who are left behind by this modernization and are still deprived of improved education, better-quality health care services, good nutrition, clean and safe water and employment. They are also the same people who need to have their rights protected, who need to live in a peaceful, vibrant and secured environment.
In most developed countries, social services are largely provided by the government, and to a lesser extent, done by charities, informal groups, NGOs, religious groups and inter-governmental organization. The World Relations Organization’s purposes are specified in the development of education, social, economic, political, justice and peace. These purposes are significantly initiated to address the needs of the less privileged and most vulnerable sector.
We are aware that there is a knowledge gap on these areas to most minority groups that needs to be bridged and knowledge is the core in the manifestation of true delivery of these social services. WRO is positioned to continue to address this gap through education, training, projects and programs and advocacy in collaboration with its partners. It also aimed at providing humanitarian assistance to areas of conflicts, epidemics, natural calamities and to protect nature. It is our fervent desire that we will implement these noble tasks of uplifting the lives of the underprivileged Filipino people in the soonest possible time. They are overdue to enjoy these privileges. They have waited long enough to see these major changes to happen.
Let us sincerely take this challenge of changing lives and reflect on our shared responsibilities to our beneficiaries at the grassroots level, and together, let us fulfill this dream.
ADINO N. GABRIEL
Corporate Finance Officer
Amid this pandemic and the various natural and man-made threats to modern human civilization, it is with fervent hope that I encourage you all to remain steadfast in our hope, and strong towards our vision for a new, prosperous society, a new, transformed world of justice, peace and development through the WRO programs.
We, at WROJPD are now ready for the great working engagement and partnership with other policymakers and community development stakeholders. Our multi-pronged programs and services shall be the new cogs in the wheels of justice, peace and development in the respective indigenous and once neglected communities.
Our concerted efforts and cooperation during the stages of planning and crafting, fine-tuning the frameworks and programs will be bearing fruits. Our waiting is not vain. Our target program beneficiaries, the indigenous communities shall finally be reached out and be uplifted. It is our mission and responsibility at WRO to genuinely transform their lives for the better and achieve self-reliance and economic and ecological sustainability.
Of all the nation’s resources, human resource development is of foremost importance and priority. For WRO, our priority is the human development of our Indigenous Peoples or IPs. The greatest challenge that lie before us is how to further empower them socially and economically, while at the same time preserving their indigenous cultures, traditions and values. With our experts in various areas of project development, we hope to respond meaningfully to the challenges.
Let us always be reminded and strengthen our commitment to our core values that will guide us in the implementation of our programs. These are Respect. Integrity. Inclusiveness. Innovativeness and Creativity. Teamwork. Professionalism and excellence. And preservation of the environment. With these holistic values, I have no doubt that we shall achieve a homogeneous and successful working relations.
Together, we shall pursue our goals wholeheartedly and with a zealous dedication.
GODFREY S. RACOMA
It started with dreams, desire, vision and goals to help uplift the lives of people both material, physical and moral.
It’s a great fulfillment to be one of this Global Organization that the vision, mission and purpose to unite every race to be in one accord building uniting, connecting hand in hand to build a community with prosperity and equality.
To be servant leader is a great privilege, but it is challenging to help people to see the importance of unity.
To help educate more people to bring in their consciousness, awareness, rights and the privileges of WROJPD.
To support and deliver the best that I can do in order that this Organization be meaningful to everyone.
In GOD we entrust!
NELSON S. CARGO
Executive Director for Humanitarian Affairs - Mindanao
Executive Assistant for Humanitarian - Office of the Chairman
Our Founder’s dream having a compelling vision is a leader that has a capacity and convictions that can succeed into reality. Leading and serving to change the world is really a great challenge that he took the first steps armed with nothing but with his own vision and mission. It is not enough to step up the first steps he made, but we, the people behind this credible Organization, together with matured, talented and responsible members must also to step up the steps and willing to accept new ideas on social, economic, education and political reforms.
Upholding to servant leadership and other community service organizations which I’m affiliated with, I believe, the World Relations Organization for Justice, Peace and Development (WROJPD) is the answer for solidarity and progress for all.
My willingness to be part of WROJPD, coupled with ability to learn more from this Organization and to translate that inspiration into action is my ultimate advantage. So much so that, WE, as a whole can impact the lives to others by doing good things and leaving our marks behind.
Make our existence count!!!
May GOD bless us all in our endeavors!
ARTHUR M. PANISA
Executive DIrector for Business Development Affairs - Mindanao
Executive Assistant for Business Affairs - Office of the Chairman
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