by Raniel Ponteras
Quezon City–Peace advocates from all walks of life all over the Philippines gathered to keep the dream of lasting peace alive in the 22nd National Conference of Kilos Kapayapaan and Waging Peace (GPPAC) Philippines centering on the theme Beyond the Talking Tables – Re-Imagine! Build an Inclusive Peace! The two-day event, held at ISO Conference Rooms 5 & 6, Ateneo de Manila University, on December 6-7, spearheaded by Kilos Para sa Kapayapaan at Katarungan and the Gaston Z. Ortigas Peace Institute was attended by participants from Sulong Carhrihl, Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform, Mindanao Peaceweavers, Indigenous Peoples groups, We Act 1325, and Generation Peace Youth Network.
Proposals and approaches toward the achievement of a comprehensive Bangsamoro framework, fresh approach to the NDF dialogues, and the linking of different groups for a larger peace network were discussed on the first day. MILF Peace Panel member, Abdullah Camlian was the first resource speaker on the second day, as he discussed the MILF’s position and future prospects on the ongoing Bangsamoro project. Afterwards, newly appointed GPH Peace Panel Chairperson Miriam Coronel – Ferrer discussed updates and answered questions on the Bangsamoro issue. The afternoon saw Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Teresita Quintos – Deles and GPH panel member Jurgette Honculada grace the stage for some news on the ongoing talks with the NDF.#
Click to download the Youth Media Guide/Toolkit
I. Media Advisory
II. Press Release
III. Background Materials
a. What is Peace Day?
b. Why Support Peace in the Philippines?
c. Peace Day Ceasefire Call
Dear Youth Peace Advocates,
This media kit provides us with some ideas, and information that can help us with our media coverage. We encourage that you engage your local media partners for your peace initiatives. This helps us in broadening the impact of our softcore peace work—popularizing the issue of peace, and making peace a national (not marginal) issue.
Included in this kit: media advisory, which is an invitation for your media contacts. We also included a sample press release, which is what you provide your media contacts to ensure your messages are included in their coverage. We know you can do better than our samples, these only serve as your guide but feel free to Sotto them without conditions (redit, revise, reword, redraft, repackage, etc.)
Lastly, we included some information bonuses through simple Q and A of what is Peace Day, why support peace and our peace day ceasefire call. We are confident that you can use or at the least be inspired by this simple kit to pursue engagement with both traditional and non-traditional media.
Padayon para sa kapayapaan at karapatang pantao!
The 2011 Fundamentals of Freedom Essay Contest is open exclusively to undergraduate and graduate journalism students to citizens of 22 Asian countries.
Organized by The Fund for American Studies (TFAS), this essay contest asks young journalists to write an 800-1600 word essay on the role of social media and citizen journalism in today’s society.
The first place winner will receive US$500, and the second and third place winners will receive US$250 and US$100 respectively. Winning essays may also be published on the TFAS website and distributed to their network of universities, think tanks and other organizations.
Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25 years old.
They must also be citizens, but not necessarily a current resident of one of these countries: Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam.
The essay, release form and an updated resume must be submitted by September 16.
For more information, click here.
Duration: One year, renewable
Unit Supervisor: Constituency Officer, Constituency Unit
Closing Date: June 17, 2011
About the Organization
The International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance (INCITEGov) is a membership‐based, non‐profit organization that was founded in August 2005, and registered in January 2006, with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission. The organization serves as an institutional nucleus for a reform‐centered democratic movement in the Philippines. It aims to develop and make operational a policy agenda that links democratic politics, good governance, and development outcomes in critical reform areas. Its current areas of focus are in leadership and civic engagement for democratic governance, budget accountability, and security sector governance reform. It has a youth arm, the Young Public Servants (YPS), and serves as secretariat to the Former Senior Government Officials (FSGO), the national volunteer group PNoyPinay and the People Power Volunteers for Reform (PPVR) coalition.
VSO Bahaginan is a development organization committed to fighting poverty and disadvantage through a wide range of volunteering development programs. We are the federation member of VSO in Asia and the Pacific. VSO is currently leading the implementation of the International Citizen Service (ICS), a new initiative of the UK government that will give young adults from the UK the opportunity to work alongside national youth volunteers and join the fight against poverty. The Philippines, through VSO Bahaginan, is one of 21 countries participating in the pilot.
We are currently looking for two project-based staff positions – Youth Action Project Supervisor and Youth Exchange Project Supervisor.
Melbourne Forum showcasing most innovative and successful grassroots initiatives in the Asia-Pacific Region
The Global Dialogue Foundation under the auspices of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is organizing the Melbourne Forum from 11 to 12 October 2010.
The Forum will showcase some of the most innovative and successful grassroots initiatives aimed at promoting mutual understanding among people and cultures in the Asia-Pacific Region as part of its “Marketplace of Ideas” Project. It will bring together business and political leaders, policy makers, influential civil society leaders, media, heads of religious communities and academics.
The Global Dialogue Foundation is looking for long-term partnerships with creative grassroots projects that drive change by:
1) contributing to mutual understanding among diverse communities and cultures;
2) helping to overcome cultural, religious, and ethnic tensions;
3) building peace
Civil society organizations can submit their projects by writing about them in an essay format and submit them to the Forum organizers. The deadline to submit the applications is 15 September 2010. For more information, visit this link.
You may also visit: http://www.unaoc.org/ for details.
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[top row (left to right): best collage, best young artist, best painting, best computer generated art,
second row: best peace message, best drawing, best in mixed media
bottom row: 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes]
First Prize: Rommel Quimson
Second Prize: Bernadette Mary D. Umali
Third Prize: Ian Ruel B Flora
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