Category Archives: Mindanao Peace Games

What sport teaches us: “We are peacebuilders, not warriors”

“A proud Bangsamoro.” That’s how Jana Pugoy Isla, 19, describes herself. And sport is the platform she’s chosen to express that pride. Through sports she tries to advocate peace to youth in her native Maguindanao. She’s doing her part in developing future leaders who understand the differences but focus on the commonalities, in bringing forth […]

Winning for peace: “We need a new perspective on unity in Mindanao”

Sports first captured Nanii’s imagination when her father let her tag along to his tennis matches. She was still in kindergarten at the time. Watching her dad compete and enjoy his time out on the court sparked in her a fire for sports that is still burning today. Fast forward fifteen years, the 20-year old […]

Winning for peace: “We need a new perspective on unity in Mindanao”

Sports first captured Nanii’s imagination when her father let her tag along to his tennis matches. She was still in kindergarten at the time. Watching her dad compete and enjoy his time out on the court sparked in her a fire for sports that is still burning today. Fast forward fifteen years, the 20-year old […]