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in front of World Peace Monument
- The second Peace Monument being erected in the MILF base camp
On January 24th, Chairman Lee of HWPL and the HWPL Peace Delegation, who have been consistently working with MILF for peace in the Philippines, will participate in the unveiling ceremony of the Declaration of World Peace Monument after a meeting with Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, the Chairman of MILF at the base camp located in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.
At the same time, by designating January 24th – the day when a peace agreement was conducted for peaceful resolution on the conflicts in Mindanao – of each year as the HWPL Day, citizens will annually commemorate peace in the region. The second HWPL Peace Monument will be officially erected in the Philippines; only eight months after erecting the first Peace Monument in last May in the Province of Maguindanao.
- Cotabato City State Polytechnic College will become the HWPL Peace Academy
Cotabato City State Polytechnic College will become the first educational institute in the Philippines resolving on entering into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with HWPL for peace education on 25 January. The college will also hold a designation ceremony to celebrate becoming an HWPL Peace Academy. Prior to the Cotabato City State Polytechnic College, many institutions in Israel, Kosovo, and India were already designated as the HWPL Peace Academies to incorporate HWPL’s peace initiatives into their curricular and instill the significance of peace education to students.
Also, to symbolize the agreement for the sustainable peace cooperation between Davao City and HWPL, a bronze-signboard containing the signatures of Rodrigo Duterte, the Mayor of Davao City and Man Hee Lee, the Chairman of HWPL will be hung up at the entrance of the Museo Dabawenyo (Museum in Davao city). In a section of the 2nd floor, additionally, a permanent exhibition of the HWPL peace movements will be arranged. Having a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Davao City Public Library and HWPL, moreover, Davao City Public Library will provide an exclusive shelf for HWPL, constantly supplying HWPL DVDs, books, and brochures for the citizens to easily get access to the HWPL peace works.
- The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) launched the IBP Peace Committee
On 29 January, together with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), Chairman Lee and the HWPL Peace Delegation will be holding an inauguration, including a signboard hanging ceremony for the launch of the IBP Peace Committee. IBP has voluntarily initiated the peace committee to promote the HWPL peace works to all legal experts in the Philippines. The committee is expecting to give lectures about peace movements in universities and institutes where they have been engaged as guest lecturers. Especially in this upcoming event, 93 legal experts including the current and former representatives, and the board members of the IBP, will be appointed as the HWPL Publicity Ambassadors, and soon will be initiating peace movements in the name of IBP Peace Committee.
HWPL is an international peace organization registered in the Department of Public Information of the United Nations (UN DPI) and initiating peace works together with the International Law Peace Committee, World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Offices, International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG), and International Peace Youth Group (IPYG).
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