My Google Page Rank

Peace advocates conduct orientation for 'Week of Peace'


The Interreligious Solidarity Movement for Peace (IRSMP) and Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ) in collaboration with Youth Solidarity for Peace (YSP) and Society of Young Peace Weavers (SYPW) will be conducting series of multi-Stakeholders Orientation for the Week of Peace 2010 on the months of September-November. It is aimed at convening major stakeholders of Zamboanga City representing various sectors from the religious, academe, business, youth, civil society organizations, government line agencies and other members of the community in an avenue to discuss peace engagements for this year’s week of peace celebration.

As a response to the 7TH National Peace Consciousness Month spearheaded by the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process through Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, PAZ will be conducting another Stakeholders Orientation with the members of the Supreme Student Council/Government Officers from the different Universities, Colleges and State Colleges of Zamboanga City.

With the aim of strengthening a peace network of student government which influences the youth and student populace for a culture of peace as against culture of violence and active involvement for the incoming Mindanao Week of Peace Celebration, an orientation dubbed “Alliance of Peace Governments: International Day of Peace tribute to the decade of Peace” will be held on September 21, 2010 (Tuesday), from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM at the Solidarity Center, (fronting Grandstand main Entrance gate) RT Lim Boulevard, Zamboanga City.

The month of September marks the celebration of the National Peace Consciousness Month aimed at seeking to instill greater awareness and understanding of the comprehensive peace process that aims to address the root cause of armed conflicts and social unrest in the Philippines. With the theme, “People Power at the Heart of Peace Process,” as a way of acknowledging the collective effort of the Filipino people in pushing the peace process forward, various civil society organizations all over the country will symbolically celebrate and commemorate the celebration of the International Day of Peace.
Pax Christi International Member Organizations join thousands of other organizations worldwide to mark the UN International Day of Peace on 21st September. The Generation Peace (GenPeace) and Gaston Z. Ortigas Peace Institute will be spearheading the “Celebrate Peace Day 2010” with its theme Sustaining the Youth’s Engagement, Bridging the Peacebuilding Gaps at the Quezon City Memorial Circle 8:00AM – 1:00PM, 21 September 2010. Meanwhile, an International Day of Prayer for Peace will also be observed. This day offers opportunities for (faith) communities to hold events, worship and prayer vigils, and forum on peace-related themes in different areas or country all over the world.

Odyssey Networks invites us all to join them on this day in their campaign ‘A Million Minutes of Peace’. They call on all people around the world to stop at noon and pray for peace for one minute- in their own way. No matter what your religious affiliation is, make a pledge to join in on this initiative. It only takes a minute.

As efforts for just peace enlightens one’s mind and heart, “the new Aquino administration is all the more committed to ensure the stability of the State and the security of our nation, with the ultimate goal of securing the safety and well-being of the people” disclosed Sec. Deles. The path to peace will be long and challenging. But with our collective efforts and initiatives, combined with our desire to have genuine and lasting peace, we will be empowered to put an end to these conflicts. Then it will be a “people power for peace”.

The Alliance of Peace Governments as another initial step for more peacebuilding efforts will also be journeying this year in line with the celebration of the Mindanao week of Peace. As a tribute to the decade of Peace, this initiative will eventually be of greater impact for more convenient peace advocacy to the Colleges and Universities of the city. Peace Government will also develop peace agenda and framework for the integration of peace commissions in various schools. Thus, will not jus emanates personal but also social transformation. (Aldrin Abdurahim/Joshua Pierra)

Related news items:
Newer news items:
Older news items:

Add comment

Security code


19 Nov 2017 Hits:44 Be the first to comment!

Este si VICENTE EDUARDO S. TORRES, ta llama conele “Teng/Pardz/Boboy”, 62 años de edad , casao y su esposa si Esther Facultad Torres Y diila anak si Pompeyo F. Torres III y Dayanara F. Torres ,  residente de Tumaga , Ciudad de Zamboanga . Su mayores si Pompeyo P. Torres Sr. y Gloria F. Suarez Torres , tiene 9 hermano y hermana . Ya estudia elementaria na Ateneo de Zamboanga University – Zamboanga Normal Laboratory School, secondaria na Zamboanga State College y Colegio ya gradua  na Ateneo de Zamboanga University , curso Bachelor of Science in Business Administration . Este su istoria … “Ya principia yo juga football na Zamboanga Normal Lab. School , mi uban si Bagaan, Rick Marmoleño y Father [...] Read more

Prev Next Page:

AboitizPower sustains strong foothold in hydropower business

18 Nov 2017 Hits:106 Be the first to comment!

On the back of a strong demand for renewable energy (RE), AboitizPower continues to ramp up its portfolio of generation facilities across the Philippines. AboitizPower's subsidiary, SN AboitizPower, has completed the [...] Read more


18 Nov 2017 Hits:58 Be the first to comment!

Del Nov. 12, 2017 Domingo el Segundo semana de Season long Zamboanga Football league. El primer juego tan feature cun Resto del Mundo contra  Zamboanga United . Ta pricura man [...] Read more

Police shift war on drugs to anti-gun-for-hire drive

17 Nov 2017 Hits:77 Be the first to comment!

Police regional director and vice chair of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) for Western Mindanao Chief Supt. Billy Beltran announced recently that all police operatives previously assigned in [...] Read more

Military launch rescue ops for latest victims of ASG

17 Nov 2017 Hits:101 Be the first to comment!

Government troops are now conducting operations to rescue the six people, including two children, who have been abducted by about 15 suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in Patikul, Sulu, according to [...] Read more

OCENR sets city-wide clean up on Nov 25

17 Nov 2017 Hits:55 Be the first to comment!

The City Government through the Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) will head a city-wide clean up drive on November 25. “We are going to have a city-wide [...] Read more


17 Nov 2017 Hits:70 Be the first to comment!

Este si Leo Gandy Serrano, 15 años , Grade 10 na Claret High School Ciudad de Zamboanga . Ya principia juga Muay Thai cuando Grade 5 ele , producto le [...] Read more

Zambopen PWDs endorse Kahil as AVRC III head

16 Nov 2017 Hits:73 Be the first to comment!

The Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Zamboanga Peninsula as represented by their chosen leaders have strongly endorsed Zamboangueno Teddy Kahil as head of the Area Vocational Rehabilitation Center (AVRC) in [...] Read more

City SWM Board meet set today

16 Nov 2017 Hits:72 Be the first to comment!

The City Solid Waste Management Board will meet today, November 16, to prepare for the full implementation of the solid waste management ordinance in the City slated on November 27. According [...] Read more


16 Nov 2017 Hits:63 Be the first to comment!

Venue : Southern west campus Gym, San Jose Gusu. Category 40 and 50 years old Master division. Team Standing:    WIN         LOSS J VINCE            [...] Read more

Phil. Coast Guard SWM joins clean-up drive

15 Nov 2017 Hits:70 Be the first to comment!

The Philippine Costal Guard Auxiliary SWM, a volunteer organization, joined the International Costal Clean-up drive (ICC 2017) last recently from 5:00 in the morning to 12:00 noon along the coastal [...] Read more

Mendicants rounded up by the CSWDO

15 Nov 2017 Hits:108 Be the first to comment!

At least 266 mendicants and vagrants were rescued from the various streets of the city proper by the newly created Task Force Mendicants, according to Assistant Social Welfare Officer Dr. [...] Read more


15 Nov 2017 Hits:68 Be the first to comment!

Juego de Zamboanga 2017 Swimming Elementary boys, MVP – GRANT VINCCI VILLANUEVA , Grade 6 na Ateneo de Zamboanga University . Ya saka el 5 Gold medalla na 5 individual [...] Read more


14 Nov 2017 Hits:261 Be the first to comment!

Doot Poktoy, Lanuza Surigao Del Sur Philippines– After almost a week long of festivities, the 15th Lanuza Surfing Festival announces Neil Sanchez (Baler), Mark Aguila (Baler), Daisy Valdez (La Union), [...] Read more

Seven hurt in three road mishaps

14 Nov 2017 Hits:104 Be the first to comment!

Seven people were injured in three separate road accidents in Barangays Buenavista and Talisayan, Zamboanga City over the weekend. In Sitio Buntot, Buenavista, an 11-year-old pedestrian identified as Reynalyn Rodriguez y [...] Read more

Military recovers 30 firearms of Maute terrorists in Marawi

14 Nov 2017 Hits:87 Be the first to comment!

At least 30 assorted firearms believed to be from the members of the Daesh inspired Maute terror group have been recovered by combined troops under the Joint Task Group Ranao, [...] Read more


14 Nov 2017 Hits:64 Be the first to comment!

Este el Resulta del Nov. 3-6, 2017 Grade School Swimmers: BOYS : 1.     BUNDAJON, GEOFFE PAUL R. --  GOLD 50m Butterfly, 200m IM, 100m Butterfly, 4x50 Free Relay, 4x100 Free Relay. [...] Read more


13 Nov 2017 Hits:75 Be the first to comment!

Este si Kaiser Nuludin Sabaani , su palayao “Kais” , 23 años de edad, 5’7” el altor, residente de Camino Nuevo, Ciudad de Zamboanga . Su mayores si Ibrahim E. [...] Read more

Filipino-Turkish Tolerance Int’l School shares Noah’s Pudding

10 Nov 2017 Hits:118 Be the first to comment!

The Filipino-Turkish Tolerance International School on Wednesday visited Zamboanga Today Office to share Prophet Noah’s Pudding following the ancient tradition of sharing of food, love and peace to neighbors regardless [...] Read more