Philippines: Professors World Peace Academy Gathering

Prepared by UPF Philippines

On June 4, 2020, Universal Peace Federation-Philippines co-hosted by PWPA held a follow-up CVEA Forum Webinar to the May 16, 2020 event which had the theme, “A Vision for World of Peace: The Need for Universal Values”.

Academies and religious leaders representing Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao were invited as resource speakers. During the open forum discussion, they shared their expertise and insights in drafting the UPF and PWPA response to “Comprehensive Values Education  Act”(CVEA) or Senate Bill No. 1224.

Moderator: Dr. Venus G. Agustin, President, Professors World Peace Academy

Opening Prayer: Abp. Elias T. Soria, President, Interreligious Association for Peace and Development – Philippines

Opening Remarks: Dr. Julius B. Malicdem, Regional Chairman, UPF Southeast Asia

Backgrounder: Dr. Robert S. Kittel, Director for Education, UPF Asia- Pacific, International Chairman, International Association of Youth and Students for Peace

Overview: Mrs. Merly Barlaan, President, Women Federation for World Peace – Philippines


  • Fr. Eliseo R. Mercado Jr. OMI, PhD, Director, Institute for Autonomy and Governance, President, Notre Dame University (1992-2002) Cotabato City, Philippines
  • Dr. Arceli Hernando, Director, Office of Student Affairs, Bohol Island State University, Tagbilaran, Bohol
  • Dr. Rebecca Andrade, PWPA Marikina Chapter President, Secretary-General, Professors World Peace Academy, Marikina, Philippines
  • Dr. Raymund P. Arcega, President, Association of Local Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (ALCUCOA), Makati, Philippines
  • Dr. Ramon E. Woo Jr., Professor, Council of Deans and Educators of Business (CODEB) Region IV-A
  • Dr. Hermogenes B. Panganiban, Professor, Public Administration, Batangas State University-Main
  • Lipa, Batangas
  • Dr. Alicia G. Eleazar, Public Schools District Supervisor – Quezon, Department of Education- Quezon, Palawan, Quezon, Palawan,
  • Dr. Elisar Gapol, Public Schools District Supervisor, Department of Education-Zamboanga Del Norte, Zamboanga Del Norte, Philippines
  • Dr. Jay Chy, Chief Admin Officer, Isabela State University, Isabela, Philippines
  • Dr. Myrna Ligas, Principal, Don Eulogio De Guzman Memorial National High School, La Union, Philippines
  • Dr. Amado L. Magsino, President, Philippine Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (PACSB), Vice-President for International Relations and Linkages, International Peace Leadership College, Batangas City, Batangas

Thank you for your investment as educators and leaders in helping us build a better Philippines!

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