My Google Page Rank

Recognizing Peace Weavers and Notable Leaders from Private Schools


The Interreligious Solidarity Movement for Peace (IRSMP) and Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ) in collaboration with the Zamboanga Basilan Integrated Development Alliance (ZABIDA) conducted the fourth of the series of Interviews for the Young Peace Weaver Awards and Golden Crescent Achievement Award for Leadership last March 16, 2012 at PAZ Office, 2/F SLSI Building, San Jose Road, Zamboanga City.

Members of the Panel composed of Prof. Ali T. Yacub, Al-Hj, Founder and President of the Golden Crescent Consortium of Peace Builders and Affiliates (GCCPBA), Hji. AbduRahim Kenoh, Retired Schools Division Superintendent, UCCP Administrator Mr.Avelino Sulit, Mr. Jaafer Kimpa, President of jabu jabu Inc, Mr. Rey Luis Banagudos, Editor in Chief-Peaceworks Magazine and Mr. Aldrin Bucoy-Abdurahim, IRSMP Executive Coordinator.
The major private schools actively participated in the interview process. Being the Final Phase of the Screening process, student leaders were confronted with series of questions from the members of the panel. They shared remarkable and significant contributions to the quest of peace both in schools and communities.

The panel decided to give the prestigious Young Peace Weaver Award to Mitzi marquez and Levin Angelo Lobren (Ateneo de Zamboanga University), PJ Purple Liz Montalban (ZION Evangelical School), Nisreen Aini Teo and Eunice Kay Sanson (ClaretSchool of Zamboanga City), Jericho Daymon (Southern City colleges High School),Fauziah Karim and Charlton Jao Mercado (Zamboanga State College of MarineSciences and Technology-Laboratory School), Al-Fadzri Akmad Sabtal and AnnaFlorence Saracho (Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College) and Myra Joy DelaSerna (St.Joseph School).
On the otherhand, Golden Crescent Achievement Awards for Leadership will be given to the following namely: Mitzi Marquez and Levin Angelo Lobren (Ateneo de ZamboangaUniversity), Romley Neil Guevarra (ZION Evangelical School), Daniel AngelitoHernandez (Claret School of Zamboanga City), Mary joy Judain (Southern Citycolleges High School), Julshabar Halil and Mysszer Mamon (Zamboanga StateCollege of Marine Sciences and Technology-Laboratory School), and Tobee Jasper Enriquez (St. Joseph School).

The importance of conducting the interview serves as a validation of the peaceeducation campaign of the organization yielding impacts to the lives of the students as leaders of the country. Student Leaders shared their best experiences highlighting significant contributions to the cause of peace bothin schools and community.

The Awards namely Young Peace Weaver since 2001 ad produced numerous young peace advocates whose mission is to develop peaceful communities in the city of Zamboanga. Thevisions of the notable leaders to strengthen the relations of Muslims and Christians as well as Lumads in Mindanao had been emphasized in the East Coast clusters.

Leaders hip Qualities strongly gave high considerations in the quest of development and good governance among public schools. The stories of the notable leaders gave the panel more inspirations to heighten peace education efforts among the established schools with more vision of not just empowering students through academic excellence but strengthen human relationships between and among communities confronted with peace and order issues.

Notable Leaders receives the prestigious award at various graduations and in this year’s celebration of the Mindanao Week of peace. Zamboanga City must be proud of the notable leaders in the East Coast.

by: Aldrin Bucoy Abdurahim

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

Add comment

Security code

LIAC on transportation tackles traffic scheme, truck ban

25 Mar 2017 Hits:140 Be the first to comment!

The City Administrator’s Office on Thursday afternoon convened the Local Inter-Agency Committee (LIAC) on the Enforcement of Land Transportation Regulations to tackle pressing issues affecting traffic in the city’s main thoroughfares. City Administrator Apple Go presided over the meeting in line with Mayor Beng Climaco’s directives to exhaust all means to improve traffic situation in the city in partnership with the police and other law enforcement agencies and stakeholders. Topping the list in the agenda was the ongoing pipe laying project of the Zamboanga City Water District which has been aggravating traffic congestion; assessment of the experimental one-way traffic scheme which is on dry run starting March 20 covering the west coast area with the phase II to start on March 27 [...] Read more

Prev Next Page:

Visually-impaired Dapilin graduates cum laude

25 Mar 2017 Hits:77 Be the first to comment!

A visually-impaired student from Basilan Province is graduating cum laude with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Education at the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) on Wednesday, March 29. Abdulazis [...] Read more

Chides Magdalo men for being ‘cowards’

24 Mar 2017 Hits:111 Be the first to comment!

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday branded Vice President Leni Robredo as an enemy who was in a hurry to claim the presidency and described Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as “a [...] Read more

Globe equips Manila Science HS with 21st Century classroom

24 Mar 2017 Hits:85 Be the first to comment!

Globe Telecom and Habitat for Humanity officially turned over to Manila Science High School (MaSci) over the weekend a multifunctional Information and Communications Technology (ICT) laboratory with a collaborative working [...] Read more

WestMinCom troops honor fallen marine soldier

24 Mar 2017 Hits:89 Be the first to comment!

A fallen soldier from the Marine Battalion Landing Team (MBLT)-2, who was killed during a clash with communist rebels, was honored in a send-off ceremony before he was brought to [...] Read more

Six alleged drug pushers arrested

24 Mar 2017 Hits:86 Be the first to comment!

Six persons, including a minor, were arrested in a series of buy-bust operations conducted by the different police stations of the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO), Wednesday. The Drug Enforcement Team [...] Read more

MGB-9 orders stoppage of illegal gold mining in Baliguian town

23 Mar 2017 Hits:85 Be the first to comment!

Local small-scale miners looking for gold ores were ordered to stop illegal mining activities in Pigbogololan area in the rural town of Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte early this month after [...] Read more

Globe myBusiness gives tips to working in the comfort of your own home

23 Mar 2017 Hits:83 Be the first to comment!

Many business owners enjoy working from home, but there’s a challenge that automatically comes with it.  There are certainly many perks, like being in charge of your own time, dressing [...] Read more

Cocolisap funds await PCA, City Hall coordination gab

22 Mar 2017 Hits:80 Be the first to comment!

Funds to rehabilitate the coconut industry following the cocolisap devastation cannot be released as of yet until after the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) regional office 9 and the city government [...] Read more

Koko sees okay of free internet access, six key bills this year

22 Mar 2017 Hits:123 Be the first to comment!

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said Congress is expected to approve this year the bill on free internet access in all public places and six other key priority measures [...] Read more

Ateneo shines anew in Physician Licensure Exam

22 Mar 2017 Hits:127 Be the first to comment!

The Ateneo de Zamboanga University School of Medicine (ADZU-SOM) once again came up with an impressive performance during the recent Physician Licensure Examination (PLE) given by the Board of Medicine [...] Read more

Globe At Home Customers Meet the Cast of Wicked

21 Mar 2017 Hits:87 Be the first to comment!

The year is just beginning, but one of the highlights of 2017 is the staging of the Wicked, the West End musical, which transformed the Theatre at Solaire into the [...] Read more

Zambo harvests 80 gold medals in ZPRAA

21 Mar 2017 Hits:105 Be the first to comment!

The Zamboanga delegation ranked second in the secondary level and third in the elementary level in the recently concluded Zamboanga Peninsula Regional Athletic Association (ZPRAA) meet held in Dipolog City [...] Read more

Lamitan in state of calamity

18 Mar 2017 Hits:157 Be the first to comment!

The city council of Lamitan, last Wednesday, declared a state of calamity in the entire city. Vice Mayor Roderick Furigay said, the City Council concurred with the request of the barangay [...] Read more

Double barrel reloaded nets four more

18 Mar 2017 Hits:141 Be the first to comment!

Four more suspected drug pushers were arrested in another Project Double Barrel-Reloaded operation in Zamboanga City, last Thursday. Arrested were Gilbert Johnston y Dagoy, 48, single, of Sitio Lantawan, Barangay Pasonanca; [...] Read more

SSS releases March differential of P1,000 additional benefit

17 Mar 2017 Hits:138 Be the first to comment!

The state-run Social Security System on Thursday said it has already released about P2.1 billion to its partner banks for the release of the last tranche of the retroactive P1,000 [...] Read more

Aboitiz, DTI partner anew for Matigsalug livelihood project

16 Mar 2017 Hits:127 Be the first to comment!

AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South, Inc. (TSI) in partnership with Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (AFI), has tied up with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 11 to implement a comprehensive crafts [...] Read more

6th InfoCar meets with 100 IDPs

16 Mar 2017 Hits:113 Be the first to comment!

Some 100 internally displaced persons (IDPs) met with local and government agencies for a half-day engagement to discuss the progress and developments of the City’s rehabilitation and recovery efforts. Spearheaded by [...] Read more

Forwarding company robbed

15 Mar 2017 Hits:138 Be the first to comment!

The office of a forwarder company was robbed by unidentified burglars who carted away computer accessories, bank checks and cash. Police Station 11 report showed that the officer-in-charge of the Overseas [...] Read more