UPF-Southeast Asia’s “Peace Talks” Webinar Features Experts From Seven Nations

June 11, 2020

Southeast Asia—UPF-Southeast Asia held its first “Peace Talks” webinar on the theme “Challenges in Governance in Our Time of a Global Pandemic: Southeast Asian Perspective” on June 11.


Philippines Hosts Second 'Peace Talks' on Need for Universal Values

May 15, 2020

Manila, Philippines—UPF-Philippines hosted a second national “Peace Talks” webinar, which discussed the need for values education.


Filipino ‘Peace Talks’ Focuses on Role of Religious Leaders

May 8, 2020

Manila, Philippines—UPF-Philippines held its first national “Peace Talks” webinar, which focused on the role of religious leaders during the coronavirus crisis.


Interreligious Leadership Conference Examines Role of Religious Leaders in Building Peace

January 7, 2020

Manila, Philippines—Building on the successful World Clergy Leadership Conference in New York City, UPF-Philippines organized an Interreligious Leadership Conference on January 7–8.


Philippines Hosts Asian Leadership Conference

June 9, 2019

Manila, Philippines—UPF hosted an Asian Leadership Conference in the Philippines at which it inaugurated the national chapter of the IAPD.


UPF Chair Speaks at Global Citizen Forum Program in Singapore

August 10, 2017

Singapore, Singapore—The chair of UPF International and Hon. Jose de Venecia, Jr., a co-chair of IAPP, spoke at a global forum and met with the Philippines Ambassador to Singapore during a visit to the country.


Former Speaker Jose de Venecia Appointed as Special Envoy by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

April 7, 2017

Manila, Philippines—Hon. Jose de Venecia, Jr., co-chair of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP), has been appointed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as special envoy for intercultural dialogue.


Parliamentarians Association Launched in the Philippines

March 7, 2017

Manila, Philippines—The Philippines chapter of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) was launched at a conference held in Manila on March 7.  


World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Philippines

February 5, 2016

Mindanao, Philippines—UPF-Philippines organized a seminar and brotherhood/sisterhood ceremony in observance of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016.


150,000 Receive Interfaith Peace Blessing in Philippines

February 1, 2015

Philippines Blessing 2015 02 01Marikina City, Philippines - “Let’s pray for perfect weather on the day of the Interfaith Peace Blessing.” True enough, heaven answered their prayers.


First Asian Summit Draws 400 Leaders

January 30, 2015

Philippines AsianSummit 2015 01 30Manila, Philippines - Four hundred participants from 28 nations took part in the first ever Asian Summit organized by UPF.


Asian Peace and Unity Corps Inaugurated in the Philippines

December 2, 2014

Quezon, Philippines - The Asian Peace and Unity Corps-Philippines, an organization of active and retired military and police officers, government officials, media personalities and youth leaders, had its inauguration on Dec. 2, 2014.


J. de Venecia: Address to World Summit 2014

August 9, 2014

Let's contribute to the unification of the Korean peninsula, using unconventional means, means that have not been tried before, as we seek to bring peace among governments, among peoples, among nations and bring peace in the hearts of people.


Philippines Hosts a Religious Youth Service Project

May 31, 2014

Quezon City, Philippines - A Religious Youth Service project on the theme "Interreligious Youth Action in Community Development" took place in two poor areas of Quezon City, Philippines, May 29-31, 2014, in cooperation with Karamay ng Kabataan Center. Participants cleaned and painted at the Toro Hill Park in Barangay Bahay Toro.


Interfaith Peace Blessing Festivals in the Philippines

April 22, 2014

Manila, Philippines - After starting the year 2014 with an Interfaith Peace Festival and marriage rededication in Manila in January, UPF-Philippines leaders embarked on a nationwide tour, holding 15 festivals from April 4 to 22, 2014.


World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Manila

February 7, 2014

Manila, Philippines - In support of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, UPF-Philippines organized a program on Feb. 7 at the UPF Peace Embassy in Manila in which prayers from many traditions were read.


Filipinos Celebrate Marriage and Family

January 12, 2014

Manila, Philippines - An Interfaith Peace Festival took place Jan. 11, 2014 at the Ynares Center in Antipolo, east of Manila.


Conference in Manila on Healthy Families as the Key to World Peace

January 12, 2014

Manila, Philippines - The opening session of the International Interfaith Peace Conference in Manila, Philippines on Jan. 10, 2014 emphasized loving one's enemy.


Asian Interfaith Clergy Network Launched in the Philippines

January 10, 2014

Manila, Philippines - The Asian Clergy Leadership Conference was launched in Manila, Philippines, on Jan. 10, 2014, during an International Interfaith Peace Conference


UPF Appeals for Aid to Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines

November 7, 2013

UPF is appealing for aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines Nov. 7, 2013, creating massive destructive loss of life and displacement of persons without adequate water, housing or sanitation.