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.


Day of Peace Observed at Ceremonies and a Forum in Mindanao

September 21, 2013

Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao, Philippines - For the International Day of Peace, UPF-Philippines organized a pole-planting ceremony, a forum, and a poster-making contest.


For a Filipina Ambassador for Peace, Peace Is a Way of Life

September 21, 2013

For Bai Rohaniza “Honey” Sumndad- Usman, peace is a way of life. Honey is the recipient of a 2013 “Emerging Peace Champion” Award that highlights women who empower communities and are exemplary peacebuilders. She was appointed an Ambassador for Peace in 2007 by UPF and is also a Princeton Global Network Awardee for World’s Most Accomplished Individuals for year 2009-2010.


International Leadership Conference Held in the Philippines

January 12, 2013

Manila, Philippines - An International Leadership Conference on “Universal Principles of Peace and Leadership: A New Paradigm for Building a World of Peace” took place in Manila Jan. 11-12, 2013.


Interfaith Peace Blessing Festival Held in Bacolod, Philippines

August 26, 2012

Bacolod, Philippines - More than a thousand married couples assembled in Bacolod's Garden Royale for an Interfaith Peace Festival on Aug. 26, 2012. Couples arrived excited at the opportunity to jointly renew their wedding vows.


Leadership Conference in Mindanao Promotes Interfaith Harmony

March 31, 2012

Davao, Mindanao, Philippines - An International Leadership Conference took place in Davao, the principal city on the island of Mindanao, co-sponsored by the Mayor of Davao. The theme for the March 29-30 conference was "The Role of Interfaith Harmony and Good Governance in Peace and Development."