Monthly Archives: October 2012

October 09, 2012

Celebrating the International Day of Peace in Aleosan, North Cotabato

Walk for Peace

It was just after the break of dawn when people started to gather to celebrate the International Day of Peace in Aleosan, North Cotabato. Around 300 participants, led by Mayor Loreto V. Cabaya, joined the “Walk for Peace” from Aleosan National High School to the municipal market.

Spirits were high as participants from the Barangay Local Government Units…

October 08, 2012

We join the peoples and communities of Mindanao and the Philippines in celebrating a very significant milestone in the quest for just and lasting peace in our homeland.

We congratulate and express our deep gratitude to the leadership and negotiators of GPH and MILF, and the other people and institutions who have made peace a more real and achievable possibility for us.

As the GPH-MILF Peace Process enters a higher level…

October 04, 2012

By Chariya ‘Aya’ Om, ICPeace Intern, 28 September 2012

Whenever I see a smile in a child, it gives me so much happiness and hope. Yet whenever I see a harsh condition inflicted on a child, it poses me so many doubts and pictures about the future. Children and youths are the future of the family, the country and the whole world; thereby, they have to be nourished for…

October 01, 2012

By Hazel Aspera, 29 September 2012

“This is a very nice place. It doesn’t look like a conflict-affected area.” Said Chariya “Aya” Om, one long breath after the big, red Rural Bus dropped us off by the highway in front of the Aleosan Public Market. I had to agree. Even I had been struck dumb by the beautiful, rolling grass-green hills and the quiet, cool morning breeze of that…