5.20.2011

PIA News Service - Thursday, May 19, 2011

MinDA spearheads Mindanao-wide forum on localization of EO 570

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, May 19 (PIA) - The Mindanao Peace Education Forum (MinPEF) is conducting the Mindanao-wide forum on the Localization of Executive Order No. 570 starting today, May 19, until May 20, 2011 at Hotel Elena, Avenida Santos Ave., Nova Tierra Village, Lanang, Davao City.

The Forum is co-chaired by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) representing the government and the Catholic Relief Service (CRS) representing the civil society organizations.

The forum aims to 1) share the experiences of civil society organizations and government agencies in peace education, 2) review the status of and issues regarding the implementation of EO No. 570, 3) generate ideas on how to further improve peace education vis-à-vis E.O. 570, 4) share the results of the 2010 School of Peace assessment done by the Mindanao Studies Consortium Foundation Incorporated (MSCFI), 5) and Package the results of the Peace Education Forum as a knowledge product.

According to Sec. Luwalhati R. Antonino, the forum will be led by the MinPEF with MinDA and CRS as co-chairs. Selected representatives from the Schools of Peace are invited to share regarding lessons, experiences, good practices and challenges in peace education. This will also be complemented by the presentation of the School of Peace Assessment by the MSCFI.

“Heads of DepEd, CHED, MSU-system including officials from the national offices of DepEd, CHED, OPAPP and NEDA are also invited to provide inputs regarding national initiatives in peace education vis E.O 570. Members of the MinPEF are also requested to share their peace education initiatives.

Also, an exhibit among participating Schools of Peace, academic institutions, agencies and other peace education programs will be done to showcase peace education initiatives and knowledge products.

It was also learned that on the first day of the forum on May 19, Davao City Mayor Sarah Duterte will deliver her message while OPAPP Sec. Teresita Deles and DepEd Sec. Bro. Armin Luistro will give their keynote messages.

MinPEF is an organization of government, non-government, civil society and the academe sector that promotes teacher & peace education in support of E.O. 750, which seeks to institutionalize peace component in basic and teacher education. (PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: Christy Ann Gato, napiling Mutya Hong Butuan 2011

BUTUAN CITY - Si Christy Ann Gato nga candidate number ang napiling Mutya Hong Butuan 2011 human niini giparot ang laing walo ka mga kandidata atol sa coronation night kagabii nga gipahigayon FSUU gym.

Subay niini, iyang nakuha ang P50,000 nga ganti uban sa round trip ticket ngadto sa Manila og pito ka mga corporate awards usab ang iyang na-angkon uban sa special award nga Best in Evening Gown.

Napili usab nga Mutya Hong Butuan 2011-Tourism si Andrea Bautista kinsa mao usa'y midaug isip Best in Production Number og Best Swimsuit samtang si Sheena Marie Potol ang napiling Balangay Festival Princess.

Napili usab nga First runner-up sa maong brain and beauty pageant si Suyene Marie Balbuena kinsa mao usa'y napiling Face of the Night og second runner up si Hydee Cloreb Cloma.

Sa ubang special awards, napiling Miss Photogenic si Vanessa Kaye Omandam, Best in Artistic Performance usab si Dorothy Sales, Best in Casual Wear og Miss Congeniality si Christine May Creencia.

Ang maong beauty pageant maoy nag-highlight sa tinuig nga Balangay Festival isip pahinungod sa kapistahan sa patron ning siyudad nga si San Jose-ang mamumuo. (BR/PIA-Caraga)