European lawmakers have nominated several candidates for the bloc’s top human rights prize, including Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. The European Parliament said in a statement late Monday they were among seven nominees for this year’s Sakharov prize. The finalist for the prestigious 50,000 euro ($65,000) award will be chosen [...]
Soldiers and peace advocates have unveiled what they claim is the “world’s longest peace mural” spanning 3.7 kilometers in the suburbs of Quezon City. “This project is about breaking barriers that prevent us from moving forward,” said AG Sano of the Dolphins Love Freedom Network, one of the sponsors of the project said. “I was [...]
Pius XI was pope from 1922. He had inherited the vestiges of the problems that had led to World War I and he could already see new problems that would eventually plunge the world into World War II. Against the background of this looming tragedy, he wrote his 1925 encyclical “Quas Primas,” setting up the [...]
The world marked the International Day of Peace last week, on September 21, the same day the Philippines marked the 40th anniversary of the declaration of martial law. This year, the United Nations called on countries around the world to work for “sustainable peace for a sustainable future.” The UN statement highlighted the use and [...]
Amid fresh outbreaks of sectarian violence in the Middle East, President Benigno Aquino III on Friday rallied Filipinos to do their part in bringing peace to the country, which is still wracked by Muslim secessionism and communist insurgency. The President issued the fresh call for engagement in the peace process after international rap star apl.de.ap [...]
The military on Wednesday said it had captured Hill 166 and Hill 714, satellite camps of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement, and claimed to have killed at least 50 rebels in the process.
Deadly attacks in Mindanao this week were an attempt by a rebel splinter group to derail a new round of peace talks between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the government, authorities said Thursday.
Hiroshima diocese is conducting a series of activities at the Memorial Cathedral for World Peace and other locations in the city to remember victims of the atomic bomb which fell here on August 6, 1945.
The Asia-based N-Peace Network has named Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles as one of the seven Asian women “Role Models for Peace” for 2012.
A Catholic church came under grenade attack Wednesday in the predominantly Muslim province of Sulu in the southern Philippines, army officials said.
Moro rebels have asked the Malaysian-led International Monitoring Team to investigate the July 16 raid at their base in Lanao del Sur where government soldiers allegedly looted civilian properties.
Some teachers in the Philippines give up the comforts of home and family to make education possible for poor children, especially in far-flung areas.