The issue of war and peace has always been a focal issue in all periods of history and at all levels relations among nations. The concern of the humankind for peace can be assessed by taking into account the fact that all religions, all religious scriptures and several religious ceremonies are committed to the cause of peace and all these advocate an elimination of war. The Shanti Path recited by the Hindus, the sermons of Pope and the commands of all the holy scriptures of the Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and all other communities hold out a sacred commitment to peace. Yet the international community fully realized the supreme importance of the virtue of peace against the evil of war only after having suffered the most unfortunate and highly destructive two World Wars in the first half of the 20th century. The blood soaked shreds of humanity that lay scattered in several hundred battle grounds, particularly on the soils of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, cried for peace, peace and peace on the earth. The human consciousness then rallied in the Charter of the United Nations to affirm.
With a twist of including input on Mindanao History before the competition, that effort gained positive response from the participating schools. In , with the aim of increasing advocacy and awareness about MIndanaao History, the Tri-Youth Volunteers with the support of other stakeholders started the 1 st MH-COP-ICY that includes poster-making, essay-writing, and the highlight was the first ever quiz bee devoted to Mindanao History and concepts of peacebuilding. The project was supported by more 20 participating schools in General Santos City and Sarangani Province. It will be a start-calling activity for the schools to include in their teachings the importance of emphasizing Mindanao History and inculcating the value of the culture of peace and other related concepts in peace-building. It will also highlight some local terminologies languages and dialects used among the tribes of Sarangani, General Santos City , and South Cotabato.
In: Historical Events. Complicated because the tension between the two parties are so intense that bloody wars are happening in the affected areas in Mindanao and very sensitive in a way that any single move of the both parties against each other can worsen the situation. Before I proceed to my discussion, let us discuss first the history of the MILF, what do they want and why they are against the Philippine Government. In short, they want to form their own republic and they want to have their own government.