Dureza expresses pride in youth peace initiatives

Manila Bulletin | September 16, 2018 

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) presented the roadmap for the crafting of the National Action Plan for Youth, Peace, and Security (NAPYPS) during the recent National Youth Peace Table Summit held in Pasay City.​

Kids as peace builders

Manila Bulletin | September 2, 2018 

COTABATO CITY — After the Mamasapano incident in 2015 that claimed the lives of 44 police commandos, 18 Moro combatants and other civilians, the Teach Peace Build Peace Movement (TPBPM) was one of the organizations who responded quickly to the call to provide services to children.

UNDP, Google Announce Creators for Change Fellows for Online Tolerance Video Projects in Asia

UNDP | August 30, 2018 

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Asia and the Pacific and Google subsidiary YouTube are pleased to announce the video projects and YouTube Creators chosen to take part in the Creators for Change Academy Program as Fellows.

Kids for Peace

September 13, 2018 | PIA 

Rauquel Correa and Walida Azis hosting the Marawi Kids for Peace program implemented by Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) under the Marawi Week of Peace in partnership with Save the Children, Bangon Marawi, Teach Peace Build Peace Movement, and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). (Roven Larroza/PIA10)

Peace Advocate: Children “confused” between good, bad in Marawi crisis

CNN Philippines | May 23, 2018

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) — Maranao princess and peace advocate Bai Rohaniza “Honey” Sumndad-Usman said some children affected by the Marawi crisis have moral confusion — and peace education is the way to combat it. 

The Value of Peace Education in Local Communities (Philippines)

PEACE ED CAMPAIGN | May 16, 2018 

“Fallen soldier’s kid marches with dad’s commander on graduation day”, came the headline of a Rappler story about a soldier of an Army engineer unit, involved in the construction of a peace center in the village of Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao, who was shot in cold blood on Tuesday morning, April 4, allegedly by a member of a radical armed group. Reading the news report evoked much harrowing emotion considering that the casualty was part of a community project dedicated to promoting peace and development in the area. Sad, but reality on the ground is painfully tragic.

3 ‘innovators’ from PH join the elite list of world’s ‘social entrepreneurs.

Global Inquirer | February 22, 2018

Three “changemakers” in the Philippines were inducted as Ashoka fellows in Taguig City on Wednesday night, bringing to nine the number of people in the country who are part of the world’s largest and most prestigious network of social

Hand in Hand for the future of Marawi 

Manila Bulletin | January 7, 2018 

DURING THE FIVE-MONTH long war in Marawi City last year, most of the locals’ hopes and dreams that were built around the city were lost. Reports stated that up to 60 percent of those that were affected by the crisis were children. 

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Meet the 20-somethings spreading peace education around the Philippines

YOUNG STAR | December 13, 2017 

“At this very moment, if someone’s talking about peace, another person is talking about violence. And that’s what you want to counter.”

Maranao youth leaders pledge as peacebuilders in Marawi rise

By PTV News | 

Iligan City –The sea of people fleeing astounded Norman Musa, 24, when he and his family left Marawi for Iligan as terrorists invaded the Islamic City.

“You can see the fear on their faces. I personally saw dead bodies. I thought, ‘This is it. The war of religion will begin,” Musa narrated.

I TEACH PEACE | JTF Marawi partners with NGO in peace builders’ facilitator training

TEAM TABAK | September 17, 2017

Personnel from the Office of Assistant Chief of Staff for Civil-Military Operation of Joint Task Force Marawi (OJTFM7) participated in the “I TEACH PEACE Facilitators Training Workshop” organized by Teach Peace Build Peace Movement on September 15-18, 2017 at Midway Beach Resort, Misamis Oriental. READ MORE 

Nightmares of war haunting displaced Marawi children

ABS-CBN | July 19, 2017

This was the answer of some of the children in evacuation centers outside conflict-stricken Marawi City, when social workers asked them what they dream to become. “So 7 to 12 years old, may ganito nang narrative,” said peace advocate Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman.. READ MORE

Youth most vulnerable to extremism, gangs’

ABS-CBN |  June 12, 2017

MANILA – When it comes to the influence of crimes, gangs and even extremism, the youth is always the most vulnerable, according to the leader of organization advocating peace education. READ MORE

In Focus: How These Young Filipinos Are Helping Out Victims In Marawi

ABS-CBN LIFESTYLE | Jun 12, 2017

With tragedy happening around the world, including the unfortunate turn of events in Marawi City, most people are on the verge of losing their faith in humanity—but not these Teach Peace Build Peace Movement (TPBPM) volunteers! Together, the group is helping restore our hope for the world as they make a difference through their creativity and kindness.  READ MORE

Every Act of Kindness is an Act of Peace

Palaso: DLSU News | July 22, 2016 

Last July 21, 2016, the Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA) and the University Student Government’s Office of the Vice President for External Affairs (USG-OVPEA) ​organized a talk on “The Role of Children and Youth in Helping Build a Peaceful Society.” Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman, Founder of the Teach Peace Build Peace Movement, related her own “peacetale” – the narrative that prepared her and hardened her commitment for peace. She also shared the journey of the Teach Peace Build Peace Movement and the many ways by which Lasallians may contribute to peace-building in their own spheres of influence


Young Filipino Muslims use social media to fight bias | January 21, 2016

A group of young Muslims is urging Filipino youth to use social media to help eradicate bias against Muslims. “If you have 3,000 or 4,000 friends in social media, let’s contradict those negative messages or barriers [between religion and culture],” said Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman of the youth group Teach Peace, Build Peace Movement. READ MORE 

GNRC collaborates with TPBPM

March 2, 2016 | GNRC NEWS

GNRC Collaborates with Teach Peace Build Peace Movement (TPBPM) in Working Together to Build a Peaceful Society in Philippines

Pinay ‘peace warrior’ honored in Qatar

GMA NEWS ONLINE | April 15, 2014

A Maranao Muslim princess became the first Filipino to receive an award from a Qatar-based group that seeks to improve interfaith understanding and religious tolerance. Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman, the Founder of the Teach Peace Build Peace Movement (TPBPM), received the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue’s Best Individual Award in its 11th incarnation last March. READ MORE