Mabuhay from the Pearl of the Orient Sea: Philippines!
Incidents of bullying in the Philippines are receiving international attention. A study by Asia Pacific Education revealed that Filipino children have a higher rate of being “made fun of” by other children (57 percent to 58 percent) than school children in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan. This reality is even worse in Mindanao-the most ethno-linguistically diverse island of the Philippines-wherein cultural differences among the tripartite cultural groups result in bullying, biases and prejudices among children from various cultural backgrounds. Closely-knit to this social phenomenon is the century-old armed conflict between the government and Muslim secessionist groups. Regarding these realities, Move This World in the Philippines has received enormous welcome as an innovative tool in transforming socio-cultural conflicts
From Southern Christian College in Midsayap, North Cotabato, Move This World is now moving its way to Cotabato City (with Notre Dame University’s Peace Center), Koronadal City (Notre Dame of Marbel University), the local government unit of Alamada, and other nearby municipalities. We have also made our way to Cagayan de Oro City with Xavier University’s American Corner as our pioneering partner. We collaborate with universities and organizations in Iligan City, especially with Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (Cultural Development Office and Political Science Department). D4P-Pilipinas had hosted also international scholars from the United Nations' mandated University of Peace and Queensland University of Australia
Other institutional partnerships are also continuously strengthened with the Embassy of the United States Embassy in Manila and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP).
If you'd like to learn more about Move This World in the Philippines and how you can help us move peace, please get in touch with Prime Cabanes Ragandang III, Philippine Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a text message at (+63)905-7090-775