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UNYPAD Conducts Community Security Training Workshop

PAGALUNGAN, Maguindanao (October 6, 2015) – Community leaders and representatives from the Philippine National Police attended the 3-day training on Community Security Workshop conducted at Barangay Layog, Pagalungan, Maguindanao on September 29 – October 1, 2015 by the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) in partnership with the Conciliation Resources (C-R) with financial support

UNYPAD Maguindanao Cluster-3 Prov’l Chapter appoints Aysha Tarhata Moreno as Chairwoman

By: Abu Ramaisah Bin Abubakar BULUAN, Maguindanao (August 1, 2015) – The Women Affairs Committee (WAC) of Maguindanao Cluster-3 Provincial Chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) conducted briefing orientation for 21 women on July 12, 2015 at Barangay Poblacion Buluan, Maguindanao. In the succeeding part of the orientation program, the group

UNYPAD’s USM Chapter Conducts Series of Islamic Symposiums during Ramadhan

By: Omar A. Mohamad KABACAN, North Cotabato (July 30, 2015)—The University of Southern Mindanao (USM) School-based chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) conducted series of Ramadhan Islamic Symposiums in the school campus dubbed as “weekly ramadhan symposium.” “The objective of the activity was not only to impart knowledge about what is

UNYPAD Ranao Region hosts 3-Community Symposiums during Ramadhan

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (July 30, 2015)—At least 3 series of Islamic symposium in Lanao del Sur and Marawi City was conducted through the efforts of the office of the Regional Coordinator and Vice President for External affairs of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) in coordination with the UNYPAD Marawi City

Regular Islamic Class Resumes

By: Farida P. Dalandan COTABATO City (July 27, 2015) — The Women Affairs Committee (WAC) of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD), in partnership with the national committee on Da’wah and Education, resumed the Regular Islamic Class for the UNYPAD national officers and staff on July 10, 2015 at the UNYPAD National Office


In-Country Scholarship Program (ICSP) Recognition Ceremony, 23 July 2015, Davao City To all of us who are here, headed by the convener, our sponsors, fellow scholars and other guests – Assalamu alaikom W.W. and good morning to all of us. Before I start my message, allow me to convey my thanks and gratitude to the

UNYPAD Metro Manila Chapter Sponsors Ramadhan Islamic Symposium

TAGUIG, Metro Manila (July 15, 2015) —The National Capital Region (NCR) Chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) and its organized mothers (UMMAHAT) under the UNYPAD Luzon Regional Cluster conducted an Islamic Symposium last July 7, 2015 (Ramadhan 20, 1436H) as part of yearly Ramadhan activity of the organization. The program was

Paglat Municipal Chapter Holds Ramadhan Islamic Symposium

By: Abu Ramaisah Bin Abubakar PAGLAT, Maguindanao (July 15, 2015) – The Ramadhan Islamic Symposium held in Sittio Kiludan, Barangay Damalusay, Paglat, Maguindanao was successfully conducted on July 10, 2015 by the United Youth for Peace and Development Inc. (UNYPAD Inc.) Paglat Municipal Chapter in coordination with the UNYPAD Maguindanao Cluster-3 Provincial Chapter. Paglat Municipal

UNYPAD, IHH Distribute Food Items in Moro Communities of Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines (July 14, 2015)—The United Youth for Peace and Development  (UNYPAD) and UMMAHAT, a group of mothers, have facilitated the distributions of food items sponsored by the Insani Yardim Vakfi (International Humanitarian and Relief Organization or IHH)  at the Targan Community, Maharlika, Taguig City, and Barangay 649, Baseco, Metro Manila last July 09, 2015,

UNYPAD Chapters activities in Ramadhan increase

By Yusoph S. Lumambas COTABATO City (June 30, 2015) — The Bangsamoro Darul Ifta Grand Mufti Abu Hurairah Udasan made the formal declaration at exactly 8pm over a local radio station here in Cotabato City that Ramadhan 1436H will start on June 17. Fasting during Ramadhan is prescribed and obligatory to every Muslim. Allah said: “O

Clans Conflict in North Cotobato Capped

Written by: Hamsa G. Landayan The kanduli or thanks giving ceremony and signing of peace covenant by and between the people of Barangays Dungguan Aleosan represented by Aliman, Sampayan, Suga and Ungkay Clans and the people of Langayen, Pikit, all of North Cotabato, represented by Tayuan, Hamid and Pasandalan clans  finally took place on June

Youth, Community Leaders in Lutayan of Sultan Kudarat Province welcome UNYPAD

By: Farham A. Adzal LUTAYAN, Sultan Kudarat (June 21, 2015) – The United Youth for Peace and Development, Inc. (UNYPAD) Sultan Kudarat Chapter has conducted an orientation for the newly organized members of UNYPAD at the municipality of Lutayan, Sultan Kudarat on June 13, 2014. The said orientation was initiated by Datu Ben Macasayon. “At

Paglat youths join UNYPAD

By: Abu Ramaisah Bin Abubakar PAGLAT, Maguindanao (June 18, 2015) – The Paglat municipal chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development Inc. (UNYPAD Inc.) held orientation for its new members on May 30,  at Sitio Kiludan, Barangay Damalusay, Paglat, Maguindanao. Abubakar Abdullah, UNYPAD Vice Chairman for Internal Affairs said “there are 65 young

UNYPAD Leads Mass Mobilization in Support to BBL

Written by Tu Alid Alfonso with report from UNYPAD-NCR Chapter MANILA, Philippines (June 11, 2015)—The National Capital Region (NCR) Chapter of the United Youth Peace and Development (UNYPAD) spearheaded a peaceful demonstration in support to the passage of the undiluted Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) outside the House of the Senate on June 3, 2015. UNYPAD-NCR

Google My Business CDO event a success

One of the things that I really like doing is helping and supporting small and medium businesses especially local ones. This is the reason why I readily accepted the role of Google Business Group – Women lead coordinator. Being the GBG Women CDO lead allows me to share various strategies and tips especially on how to effectively use the Internet to promote businesses online. GBG Women is under the umbrella of GBG CDO, a community of business professionals helping people explore, learn, share, and discover how Google products can help the local business communities benefit from technology. GBG CDO is

Sultan Kudarat Chapter Orients new Members, National Officers Attend

By: Morsid U. Guiapal ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat (June 2, 2015) —The United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) Sultan Kudarat Provincial Chapter conducted orientation for the newly organized members of UNYPAD at the Purok Masagana, Kalawag II, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat  on  May 30, 2015. Zuharto Mamengkog, National Staff of the Committee on Da’wah and Education,

US Embassy Manila donates Gibbons guitar to Liceo de Cagayan

A school in Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao recently became the recipient of a very special, limited edition Billy Gibbons guitar. The U.S. Embassy Manila donated a Billy Gibbons electric guitar to Liceo de Cagayan University College of Music. This CDO university was chosen to receive the guitar because of the University’s commitment to serve their music students through scholarship programs. Representing the U.S. Embassy was Cultural Affairs Officer Kristin Kneedler who officially donated the guitar. William Frederick “Billy” Gibbons is an American musician. Billy Gibbons is best known as the guitarist of the rock band ZZ Top. Gibbons was ranked

UNYPAD Conducts Peace Forum

By: Jordan Talusob The United Youth for Peace and Development, Inc. (UNYPAD) conducted a Peace Forum  with theme, “From Boarders to Bridges: Efforts for Inclusive Peace” on May 22, 2015 at the Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) Training Center, Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies students led by Christine

How I Use Globe GCash MasterCard As Easy As 1-2-3

If, like me, you’re the type of person who likes the convenience of shopping or paying bills (online or offline) using a debit or credit card BUT requires an easy-to-understand way to keep track of all the spending OR if you need a credit card sans the hassle, then you will love the new Globe GCash MasterCard. I learned the beauty of this baby just a few weeks ago during a trip to the gorgeous, world-famous Boracay Island, where I experienced the whole LaBoracay 2015 madness. I was in Boracay not only to bask in the sun or for the

AirAsia Hot Meals – Gastronomic Delights At 35,000 Feet

I consider myself a budget conscious traveler who doesn’t mind spending extra if it means getting something better. Take airplane food, for instance. Unless I’m truly famished or I want to try something for the first time, I stay away from food sold and served aboard an aircraft. Not only are these airline meals (more often than not) expensive, they’re hardly filling and tasty. The choices are very limited as well (so limited that I think a cup of instant noodles has become the “default” order by weary, hungry passengers). However, let me say this: I always make an exception

UNYPAD holds Conflict Management Seminar-Workshop for QRT members

COTABATO City (May 13, 2015) — At least 30 persons attended the 5-day activity on ‘Review of UNYPAD mediation practices, Conflict Management Seminar-Workshop and Planning for Rido intervensions’ organized by the United Youth for peace and Development (UNYPAD) in partnership with the Conciliation Resources (C-R) funded by the European Union (EU) held at the EM

WAC of UNYPAD constructs its office

COTABATO City (May 9, 2015) — The Women Affairs Committee (WAC) under the leadership of its Chair Baisanie J. Macabuat has luckily found a philanthropic donor for the construction of a room for WAC in the UNYPAD national office at Purok Pinnen, Rosales Street, RH-6, Cotabato City. Fatima E. Sapalon, Chief of Committee on Da’wah

MAP holds torch parade, Supports BBL

By Tu Alid Alfonso COTABATO City (April 29, 2015)—The participants of the ‘torch for peace parade’ organized by the Mindanao Alliance for Peace (MAP) have traversed streets of Sinsuat Avenue from Cotabato City State Polytechnic College (CCSPC) to Cotabato City Plaza and vice versa on the evening of Monday, 6:30pm-7:30pm, April 27, 2015. MAP Spokesperson

UNYPAD members help residents in putting out fire in Datu Paglas

By: Rudy S. Lumapinet DATU PAGLAS, Maguindanao (April 19, 2015) – On Friday, April 10, some members of United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD)-Datu Paglas Chapter helped residents in firefighting to prevent a fire from affecting other houses near a rural bank in the town market of Datu Paglas, Maguindanao. “At about 10:00PM, the

UNYPAD Participates in the International Conference

By: Baisanie J. Macabuat COTABATO City (April 11, 2015) – More than 600 attendees from over 50 countries participated in the first ever RightsCon in Southeast Asia conducted at Crown Plaza Hotel, Ortigas, Manila last March 24-25, 2015. “This international conference discussed issues around technology and human rights were focused more on regional and global

IT CAN BE YOU: The Power of Education to Change the World

by Rahib L. Kudto Speech delivered during the Baccalaureate Ceremony of Class 2015 on March 31, 2015, at the Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology (CFCST), in Arakan, Cotabato Alhamdulillahe wabihi nastaeen, wassalatu wassalamo ala Rasulillah, wa ba’d, Assalamo Alaykom Warahmatullahe wa Barakatuhu! Our distinguished administrators, professors, graduates, guests, ladies and gentlemen, Good Morning.

Malaybalay Bukidnon 2015 Charter Day schedule of activities

Hi, everyone! I will be traveling regularly to Malaybalay City, Bukidnon in the next two weeks to cover the city’s 17th Charter Day celebration. Malaybalay is the Province of Bukidnon’s capital With the theme “Commitment and Integrity in Service,” the Malaybalay City Charter Day Celebration will start tomorrow, March 9, 2015 although technically the charter day will really be on March 22. A lot of activities have been scheduled. FREE admission to all of the LGU-sponsored events. If you also want to participate in any of the activities, sign up for free at the city hall. For sports-related events, go