May 16, 2012


It's actually my first time in Davao City and I found it as a very big city. A bustling city in the south with hospitable people, good food and safe place to live. I'm here in Davao for my one week course training on "A Force More Powerful: Theory & Practice of Non-violence" of the 2012 Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute Training with the theme, "Restoring Justice, Building Peace".

Hey! He is a great good guy, funny & cute when dancing. (haha)

A Force More Powerful: Theory & Practice of Non-violence Class of 2012. Joining us are our mentors: Jon Rudy (USA) & Myla Leguro (Philippines). 

The Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute (MPI) is a resource for peacebuilders: providing skills, conducting research, and, building solidarity within the Conflict Transformation Framework.

MPI was established in the year 2000 through the collective effort of the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to bring together peacebuilders of diverse cultures from the Asia-Pacific Region to participate in its annual peacebuilding training. Since its inception, MPI has been a meeting point of peacebuilders from countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, East Timor, Fiji Islands, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, USA, the Philippines and other countries