Our Activities/ Statements

ALHAMDULILLAH FOR OUR NEW LICENSED PROFESSIONAL TEACHER!
The UVPN Family is proud of another milestone in the career of one of our Members of the Board of Trustees, JOHAINA A. MOHAMAD, LPT.

Congratulations to our LEB Manager, Mahatma M. Sangacala for the recognition as one of the Top 5 Finalist in the recent concluded Quest for Bangsamoro Peace Champions 2023 organized by Ministry of Public Order and Safety.

Warmest congratulations to Mr. MAHATMA SANGACALA, our Local Executive Board (LEB) Manager, for being recognized as one of the Outstanding Young Peacebuilders during the celebration of Mindanao Week of Peace 2023 with the theme ‘Peace is coming home, through harmony and solidarity

UVPN strongly condemns the bombing of MSU Marawi Dimaporo Gymnasium that killed four and injured more than ten students and faculty this morning, December 3, 2023. The Gymnasium was hosting Catholic students of MSU Marawi who were having their Sunday Mass.

A Community Caravan, themed “Strengthening Youth Participation in Democratic Governance,” commenced on November 25, 2023, in Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao del Norte. Organized by the MAGLAYANG coalition and supervised by the United Voices for Peace Network, Inc. (UVPN), the event saw remarkable eagerness and involvement, aiming to promote youth participation in governance, encourage Sangguniang Kabataan members to advocate for youth rights, recognize their contributions in decision-making, and foster a culture of transparency and accountability.

Activate Bangsamoro III – Training of Trainers for CSOs and Partners in Government Conducting Voters’ Education in BARMM conducted last November 15-17, 2023 at Davao City

The European Union-Philippines Youth Sounding Board is a platform for the Filipino youth to share their insights and contribute in strengthening to European Union and Philippine relation. We are honored to have you and proudly witnessing the incredible contributions you made to our Bangsa and soon to the European Union-Philippines Youth Sounding Board. We will continue to support and stand by you in your endeavors.

UVPN was part of Batch 2 – Peace and Security, a Masterclass organized by ACTED, featuring Atty. Naguie G. Ibrahim, RN, SH.C. as the lecturer and Mr. Bong B. Lumabao, LPT, Ph.D., as the Guest Speaker. The attendees included representatives from AFP, CIDG/PNP, Reservists Group across Maguindanao, and NGOs/CSOs.

The Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) secures a dedicated seat for the Youth Representative in the Parliament, alongside various marginalized or minority sectors in BARMM. The Bangsamoro Electoral Code (BEC) reiterates this and entrusted the creation of the guidelines for the Youth Sector to the Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC).
The Bangsamoro Organic Law allows for reserved seats for sectoral representatives in the BARMM Parliament, one of which are the ‘Ulama, and the Bangsamoro Electoral Code mandated the Bangsamoro Darul Ifta to create the guidelines on electing the Ulama Representative.
UVPN members Ms. Norsayllah Dansalan and Ms. Sittie Airah Kamad were one of the 25 youth leaders who participated and joined the Basic Integrated Theater Arts Workshop (BITAW) on July 21-23, 2023 at the PETA Theater Center in Quezon City, Metro Manila.
In the recently concluded Civic Education Summit 2023 organized by YouthLed PH, UVPN provincial coordinators for YouthLed youth networks in BARMM joined as BARMM delegation and filled in active roles during the program. The Civic Education Summit is an annual gathering of thinkers and practitioners to discuss the state of civic education in the country.
Through OCM Special Order No. 078, s. 2023, one of our UVPN Member of the Board of Trustees, MR. MOHAMMAD ABQARY A. ALON, is selected as the Youth Representative to the BARMM Council of leaders under tedious selection process. Under the Bangsamoro Organic Law, the Council of Leaders advises the Chief Minister on matters of governance in BARMM.
The United Voices for Peace Networks successfully concluded its Thanksgiving Iftar with Youth Leaders last April 19, 2023, at Kutawato Hall, Em Manor Hotel, Cotabato City. The said program was attended by the Office of MP Suharto Esmail, Office of MP Gayak, BYC Commissioner of Tawi-Tawi- Ms. Comm. Pratima Samsaraji, different youth leaders and sectors across the region, as well as the UVPN’s Board of Trustees including its pioneering founder Mr. Hamodi Tiboron, CPA.
Alhamdulillah, It was a wrap!
UVPN made waves with the first-ever Salindaw Ramadhan’s Grand Islamic Symposium outside the city! With the team of UVPN-LEB led by Julaisa S. Mama together with the volunteering power of Lakas Kabataan Maguindanao (LKM) and Active Young Saver Society (AYOSS), that took place at the Gymnasium of General S.K. Pendatun Municipal, Maguindanao Del Sur, BARMM.

United Voices for Peace Network, Inc. has successfully conducted Community Muhadarah activity under its annual Salindaw Ramadhan bearing the theme: Kagkakalimwa: Recharging inner peace through reinforcing act of kindness, yesterday, April 09, 2023, at Sitio Quary, Dimapatoy, Dinaig Proper, Datu Odin Sinsuat.

During the recent typhoon, Typhoon Paeng, the Tyacap Cotabato Project of UVPN traveled to Barangay Dinaig Proper, Maguindanao, specifically to the area of Lower Dimapatoy in Datu Odin Sinsuat, to provide assistance to the community who had been greatly affected by the disaster.

United Voices for Peace Network, Inc. successfully conducted its 2nd Orphanage Outreach activity (April 01, 2023) of its annual Salindaw Ramadhan special series this holy month of Ramadhan with its theme Kagkakalimwa: Recharging Innerpiece through Reinforcing Act of Kindness at Darul Hanan Jami’at Ibnu Taimiyyah, Crossing Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao del norte

United Voices for Peace Network, Inc. successfully conducted its first orphanage outreach activity of its annual Salindaw Ramadhan special series this holy month of Ramadhan with its theme Kagkakalimwa: Recharging Innerpiece through Reinforcing Act of Kindness at Markaz Al-Muttahid, Midsayap, North Cotabato.

United Voices for Peace Network, Inc. has successfully conducted Online Da’awah activity under its annual Salindaw Ramadhan bearing the theme: Kagkakalimwa: Recharging inner peace through reinforcing act of kindness, yesterday, March 26, 2023, via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in this noble advocacy. We’re excited to finally conduct the series of activities that UVPN has in store for the next days of Ramadhan.

 
 

CSO partners of CBCS for the SUBATRA’s CSO component gathered in Davao City last March 8-11, 2023 to plan for the set of activities for 2023 and to level off with financial management policies. UVPN Finance Officer Ms. Aina Minsu and Local Executive Board Admin Officer Ms. Musfiah Angkal represented UVPN in the activity.

UVPN Executive Director Jelfaad J. Salik reports that the UVPN implementation of its part has exceeded its targets and has successfully influenced the internal operations and priorities of its partner institutions. The UVPN counterpart in the project involves community muhadara sessions, school-to-school parliamentary outreach, and online/on-air tele-radio discussions on about the BARMM Parlimentary System of Governance.

Junior members of the UVPN participated in the ACTED/Tyakap Kalilintad-organized training on organizational capacity and technical workshop. The training covered different topics which ranged from ifnromation management, technical proposal writing, project cycle management to logistics and financial management.

As a gesture of support to the YouthLed PH introduction of Deliberative Democracy in the wider Philippine audience, UVPN joins their National Youth Workshop which concluded today in Manila represented by Ms. Sittie Sheilan Sabdullah and Mr. Salahuddin Lumenda. They were also joined by BARMM youth delegates, Mr. Mahatma Sangacala, Mr. Datuyaman Datumanong, and Ms. Sittie Fariza Esmail.

With the emerging ideas on how to context-fit the design of the Sangguniang Kabataan in BARMM, coming from the different engagements of UVPN with youths in the region, Mr. Sangacala proposed that the BLGC provision on the SK should not cement R.A. 10742 or SK Reform Law, and add that it would only be in effect “until a Regional bill on SK is passed by the Parliament”.

UVPN members Ms. Aina Minsu and Ms. Melanie Tantong who hold finance positions participated in a Financial Management and Communications Training organized by the Switzerland-based INGO, Geneva Call. 

In the effort to unify the position of Civil Society Organizations in BARMM regarding the Bangsamoro Electoral Code, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) organized a platform for CSOs to discuss, review, and comment on the proposed bill. 

he members presented their accomplishment for the year 2022, had their lecture on Leadership: Delegation and Empowerment in Islamic Perspective, have gone through a workshop in planning and monitoring in program implementation, presented their medium term plan for the year 2023, and finally, the members had their Solidarity Night where the members were given an award and recognition for being an outstanding and exceptional leaders of the community throughout the year.
The Associate Members, batch Maungang’n, of United Voices for Peace Network Inc. (UVPN) successfully completed the 4th phase of their year-long membership screen process. In which, they conducted a Community Muhadarah on the BARMM Parliamentary System of Governance held at Masjid Hadji Subia, Doton Subdivision, Poblacion 3, Cotabato City, last January 8, 2023. The said Muhadarah or lecture was delivered by Sheik Shaidy Montañer.

As part of the second day of the UVPN-organized Bangsamoro Youth Leaders’ Convention, the participating youth leaders presented their policy recommendations to the appropriate BARMM agencies attending scheduled breakout roundtable discussions. These issues range from incorporating special marginalized sectors to the current government program designs to investments in ICT to support education in the last-mile areas in BARMM. Attending government officers from MBHTE, MILG, MPOS, MSSD, MIPA, MTIT, MOH, CSEA, BYC, and BWC welcomed some of the recommendations, while others required the participating youth leaders to negotiate and compromise.

Leaders of Civil  Society Organizations, such as LBO, CBCS, MOSEP, and UNYPAD, as well as BYC, wished the BYLC participants Allah’s tawfiq as they kick off the 3-day Convention. The BYLC is a convention of youth organization leaders from across BARMM provinces to advance their collective and coordinated policy recommendations to Bangsamoro Government ministries, which are the product of two-year series of interventions of the UVPN, under YOUTHLED Project: from issue-based agenda setting, policy paper development training, community consultations, and policy paper write shops. 

We thank our long-time partner, The Asia Foundation, in their kind gesture of recognizing our efforts and role in the Bangsamoro Region.

A “Champion of Youth Award” was given by The Asia Foundation during the Second Partners’ Meeting for the Activate Bangsamoro Project. We thank our partners and colleagues in making these possible.

As of October 29, our 2nd TYACAP COTABATO Donation Drive reached a total monetary donation amounting to Php. 25,486.00. While, expense amounting to Php. 20,948.50 were incurred during the kick-off distribution.

In pursuit of developing data-driven, context-fit, and youth-led policy recommendations to the regional government, the 191-organization network of youth leaders in BARMM organized by the UVPN through the YouthLed PH Project of The Asia Foundation and USAID launched a series of community consultations this week. 

Through OCM Special Order No. 078, s. 2023, one of our UVPN Member of the Board of Trustees, MR. MOHAMMAD ABQARY A. ALON, is selected as the Youth Representative to the BARMM Council of leaders under tedious selection process. Under the Bangsamoro Organic Law, the Council of Leaders advises the Chief Minister on matters of governance in BARMM.
The United Voices for Peace Networks successfully concluded its Thanksgiving Iftar with Youth Leaders last April 19, 2023, at Kutawato Hall, Em Manor Hotel, Cotabato City. The said program was attended by the Office of MP Suharto Esmail, Office of MP Gayak, BYC Commissioner of Tawi-Tawi- Ms. Comm. Pratima Samsaraji, different youth leaders and sectors across the region, as well as the UVPN’s Board of Trustees including its pioneering founder Mr. Hamodi Tiboron, CPA.
Alhamdulillah, It was a wrap!
UVPN made waves with the first-ever Salindaw Ramadhan’s Grand Islamic Symposium outside the city! With the team of UVPN-LEB led by Julaisa S. Mama together with the volunteering power of Lakas Kabataan Maguindanao (LKM) and Active Young Saver Society (AYOSS), that took place at the Gymnasium of General S.K. Pendatun Municipal, Maguindanao Del Sur, BARMM.

United Voices for Peace Network, Inc. has successfully conducted Community Muhadarah activity under its annual Salindaw Ramadhan bearing the theme: Kagkakalimwa: Recharging inner peace through reinforcing act of kindness, yesterday, April 09, 2023, at Sitio Quary, Dimapatoy, Dinaig Proper, Datu Odin Sinsuat.

During the recent typhoon, Typhoon Paeng, the Tyacap Cotabato Project of UVPN traveled to Barangay Dinaig Proper, Maguindanao, specifically to the area of Lower Dimapatoy in Datu Odin Sinsuat, to provide assistance to the community who had been greatly affected by the disaster.

United Voices for Peace Network, Inc. successfully conducted its 2nd Orphanage Outreach activity (April 01, 2023) of its annual Salindaw Ramadhan special series this holy month of Ramadhan with its theme Kagkakalimwa: Recharging Innerpiece through Reinforcing Act of Kindness at Darul Hanan Jami’at Ibnu Taimiyyah, Crossing Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao del norte

United Voices for Peace Network, Inc. successfully conducted its first orphanage outreach activity of its annual Salindaw Ramadhan special series this holy month of Ramadhan with its theme Kagkakalimwa: Recharging Innerpiece through Reinforcing Act of Kindness at Markaz Al-Muttahid, Midsayap, North Cotabato.

United Voices for Peace Network, Inc. has successfully conducted Online Da’awah activity under its annual Salindaw Ramadhan bearing the theme: Kagkakalimwa: Recharging inner peace through reinforcing act of kindness, yesterday, March 26, 2023, via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in this noble advocacy. We’re excited to finally conduct the series of activities that UVPN has in store for the next days of Ramadhan.

 
 

CSO partners of CBCS for the SUBATRA’s CSO component gathered in Davao City last March 8-11, 2023 to plan for the set of activities for 2023 and to level off with financial management policies. UVPN Finance Officer Ms. Aina Minsu and Local Executive Board Admin Officer Ms. Musfiah Angkal represented UVPN in the activity.

UVPN Executive Director Jelfaad J. Salik reports that the UVPN implementation of its part has exceeded its targets and has successfully influenced the internal operations and priorities of its partner institutions. The UVPN counterpart in the project involves community muhadara sessions, school-to-school parliamentary outreach, and online/on-air tele-radio discussions on about the BARMM Parlimentary System of Governance.

Junior members of the UVPN participated in the ACTED/Tyakap Kalilintad-organized training on organizational capacity and technical workshop. The training covered different topics which ranged from ifnromation management, technical proposal writing, project cycle management to logistics and financial management.

As a gesture of support to the YouthLed PH introduction of Deliberative Democracy in the wider Philippine audience, UVPN joins their National Youth Workshop which concluded today in Manila represented by Ms. Sittie Sheilan Sabdullah and Mr. Salahuddin Lumenda. They were also joined by BARMM youth delegates, Mr. Mahatma Sangacala, Mr. Datuyaman Datumanong, and Ms. Sittie Fariza Esmail.

With the emerging ideas on how to context-fit the design of the Sangguniang Kabataan in BARMM, coming from the different engagements of UVPN with youths in the region, Mr. Sangacala proposed that the BLGC provision on the SK should not cement R.A. 10742 or SK Reform Law, and add that it would only be in effect “until a Regional bill on SK is passed by the Parliament”.

UVPN members Ms. Aina Minsu and Ms. Melanie Tantong who hold finance positions participated in a Financial Management and Communications Training organized by the Switzerland-based INGO, Geneva Call. 

In the effort to unify the position of Civil Society Organizations in BARMM regarding the Bangsamoro Electoral Code, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) organized a platform for CSOs to discuss, review, and comment on the proposed bill. 

he members presented their accomplishment for the year 2022, had their lecture on Leadership: Delegation and Empowerment in Islamic Perspective, have gone through a workshop in planning and monitoring in program implementation, presented their medium term plan for the year 2023, and finally, the members had their Solidarity Night where the members were given an award and recognition for being an outstanding and exceptional leaders of the community throughout the year.
The Associate Members, batch Maungang’n, of United Voices for Peace Network Inc. (UVPN) successfully completed the 4th phase of their year-long membership screen process. In which, they conducted a Community Muhadarah on the BARMM Parliamentary System of Governance held at Masjid Hadji Subia, Doton Subdivision, Poblacion 3, Cotabato City, last January 8, 2023. The said Muhadarah or lecture was delivered by Sheik Shaidy Montañer.

As part of the second day of the UVPN-organized Bangsamoro Youth Leaders’ Convention, the participating youth leaders presented their policy recommendations to the appropriate BARMM agencies attending scheduled breakout roundtable discussions. These issues range from incorporating special marginalized sectors to the current government program designs to investments in ICT to support education in the last-mile areas in BARMM. Attending government officers from MBHTE, MILG, MPOS, MSSD, MIPA, MTIT, MOH, CSEA, BYC, and BWC welcomed some of the recommendations, while others required the participating youth leaders to negotiate and compromise.

Leaders of Civil  Society Organizations, such as LBO, CBCS, MOSEP, and UNYPAD, as well as BYC, wished the BYLC participants Allah’s tawfiq as they kick off the 3-day Convention. The BYLC is a convention of youth organization leaders from across BARMM provinces to advance their collective and coordinated policy recommendations to Bangsamoro Government ministries, which are the product of two-year series of interventions of the UVPN, under YOUTHLED Project: from issue-based agenda setting, policy paper development training, community consultations, and policy paper write shops. 

We thank our long-time partner, The Asia Foundation, in their kind gesture of recognizing our efforts and role in the Bangsamoro Region.

A “Champion of Youth Award” was given by The Asia Foundation during the Second Partners’ Meeting for the Activate Bangsamoro Project. We thank our partners and colleagues in making these possible.

As of October 29, our 2nd TYACAP COTABATO Donation Drive reached a total monetary donation amounting to Php. 25,486.00. While, expense amounting to Php. 20,948.50 were incurred during the kick-off distribution.

In pursuit of developing data-driven, context-fit, and youth-led policy recommendations to the regional government, the 191-organization network of youth leaders in BARMM organized by the UVPN through the YouthLed PH Project of The Asia Foundation and USAID launched a series of community consultations this week. 

The United Voices for Peace Networks successfully concluded its Thanksgiving Iftar with Youth Leaders last April 19, 2023, at Kutawato Hall, Em Manor Hotel, Cotabato City. The said program was attended by the Office of MP Suharto Esmail, Office of MP Gayak, BYC Commissioner of Tawi-Tawi- Ms. Comm. Pratima Samsaraji, different youth leaders and sectors across the region, as well as the UVPN’s Board of Trustees including its pioneering founder Mr. Hamodi Tiboron, CPA.
Alhamdulillah, It was a wrap!
UVPN made waves with the first-ever Salindaw Ramadhan’s Grand Islamic Symposium outside the city! With the team of UVPN-LEB led by Julaisa S. Mama together with the volunteering power of Lakas Kabataan Maguindanao (LKM) and Active Young Saver Society (AYOSS), that took place at the Gymnasium of General S.K. Pendatun Municipal, Maguindanao Del Sur, BARMM.

United Voices for Peace Network, Inc. has successfully conducted Community Muhadarah activity under its annual Salindaw Ramadhan bearing the theme: Kagkakalimwa: Recharging inner peace through reinforcing act of kindness, yesterday, April 09, 2023, at Sitio Quary, Dimapatoy, Dinaig Proper, Datu Odin Sinsuat.

During the recent typhoon, Typhoon Paeng, the Tyacap Cotabato Project of UVPN traveled to Barangay Dinaig Proper, Maguindanao, specifically to the area of Lower Dimapatoy in Datu Odin Sinsuat, to provide assistance to the community who had been greatly affected by the disaster.

United Voices for Peace Network, Inc. successfully conducted its 2nd Orphanage Outreach activity (April 01, 2023) of its annual Salindaw Ramadhan special series this holy month of Ramadhan with its theme Kagkakalimwa: Recharging Innerpiece through Reinforcing Act of Kindness at Darul Hanan Jami’at Ibnu Taimiyyah, Crossing Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao del norte

United Voices for Peace Network, Inc. successfully conducted its first orphanage outreach activity of its annual Salindaw Ramadhan special series this holy month of Ramadhan with its theme Kagkakalimwa: Recharging Innerpiece through Reinforcing Act of Kindness at Markaz Al-Muttahid, Midsayap, North Cotabato.

United Voices for Peace Network, Inc. has successfully conducted Online Da’awah activity under its annual Salindaw Ramadhan bearing the theme: Kagkakalimwa: Recharging inner peace through reinforcing act of kindness, yesterday, March 26, 2023, via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in this noble advocacy. We’re excited to finally conduct the series of activities that UVPN has in store for the next days of Ramadhan.

 
 

CSO partners of CBCS for the SUBATRA’s CSO component gathered in Davao City last March 8-11, 2023 to plan for the set of activities for 2023 and to level off with financial management policies. UVPN Finance Officer Ms. Aina Minsu and Local Executive Board Admin Officer Ms. Musfiah Angkal represented UVPN in the activity.

UVPN Executive Director Jelfaad J. Salik reports that the UVPN implementation of its part has exceeded its targets and has successfully influenced the internal operations and priorities of its partner institutions. The UVPN counterpart in the project involves community muhadara sessions, school-to-school parliamentary outreach, and online/on-air tele-radio discussions on about the BARMM Parlimentary System of Governance.

Junior members of the UVPN participated in the ACTED/Tyakap Kalilintad-organized training on organizational capacity and technical workshop. The training covered different topics which ranged from ifnromation management, technical proposal writing, project cycle management to logistics and financial management.

As a gesture of support to the YouthLed PH introduction of Deliberative Democracy in the wider Philippine audience, UVPN joins their National Youth Workshop which concluded today in Manila represented by Ms. Sittie Sheilan Sabdullah and Mr. Salahuddin Lumenda. They were also joined by BARMM youth delegates, Mr. Mahatma Sangacala, Mr. Datuyaman Datumanong, and Ms. Sittie Fariza Esmail.

With the emerging ideas on how to context-fit the design of the Sangguniang Kabataan in BARMM, coming from the different engagements of UVPN with youths in the region, Mr. Sangacala proposed that the BLGC provision on the SK should not cement R.A. 10742 or SK Reform Law, and add that it would only be in effect “until a Regional bill on SK is passed by the Parliament”.

UVPN members Ms. Aina Minsu and Ms. Melanie Tantong who hold finance positions participated in a Financial Management and Communications Training organized by the Switzerland-based INGO, Geneva Call. 

In the effort to unify the position of Civil Society Organizations in BARMM regarding the Bangsamoro Electoral Code, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) organized a platform for CSOs to discuss, review, and comment on the proposed bill. 

he members presented their accomplishment for the year 2022, had their lecture on Leadership: Delegation and Empowerment in Islamic Perspective, have gone through a workshop in planning and monitoring in program implementation, presented their medium term plan for the year 2023, and finally, the members had their Solidarity Night where the members were given an award and recognition for being an outstanding and exceptional leaders of the community throughout the year.
The Associate Members, batch Maungang’n, of United Voices for Peace Network Inc. (UVPN) successfully completed the 4th phase of their year-long membership screen process. In which, they conducted a Community Muhadarah on the BARMM Parliamentary System of Governance held at Masjid Hadji Subia, Doton Subdivision, Poblacion 3, Cotabato City, last January 8, 2023. The said Muhadarah or lecture was delivered by Sheik Shaidy Montañer.

As part of the second day of the UVPN-organized Bangsamoro Youth Leaders’ Convention, the participating youth leaders presented their policy recommendations to the appropriate BARMM agencies attending scheduled breakout roundtable discussions. These issues range from incorporating special marginalized sectors to the current government program designs to investments in ICT to support education in the last-mile areas in BARMM. Attending government officers from MBHTE, MILG, MPOS, MSSD, MIPA, MTIT, MOH, CSEA, BYC, and BWC welcomed some of the recommendations, while others required the participating youth leaders to negotiate and compromise.

Leaders of Civil  Society Organizations, such as LBO, CBCS, MOSEP, and UNYPAD, as well as BYC, wished the BYLC participants Allah’s tawfiq as they kick off the 3-day Convention. The BYLC is a convention of youth organization leaders from across BARMM provinces to advance their collective and coordinated policy recommendations to Bangsamoro Government ministries, which are the product of two-year series of interventions of the UVPN, under YOUTHLED Project: from issue-based agenda setting, policy paper development training, community consultations, and policy paper write shops. 

We thank our long-time partner, The Asia Foundation, in their kind gesture of recognizing our efforts and role in the Bangsamoro Region.

A “Champion of Youth Award” was given by The Asia Foundation during the Second Partners’ Meeting for the Activate Bangsamoro Project. We thank our partners and colleagues in making these possible.

As of October 29, our 2nd TYACAP COTABATO Donation Drive reached a total monetary donation amounting to Php. 25,486.00. While, expense amounting to Php. 20,948.50 were incurred during the kick-off distribution.

In pursuit of developing data-driven, context-fit, and youth-led policy recommendations to the regional government, the 191-organization network of youth leaders in BARMM organized by the UVPN through the YouthLed PH Project of The Asia Foundation and USAID launched a series of community consultations this week. 

United Voices for Peace Network, Inc. has successfully conducted Community Muhadarah activity under its annual Salindaw Ramadhan bearing the theme: Kagkakalimwa: Recharging inner peace through reinforcing act of kindness, yesterday, April 09, 2023, at Sitio Quary, Dimapatoy, Dinaig Proper, Datu Odin Sinsuat.

During the recent typhoon, Typhoon Paeng, the Tyacap Cotabato Project of UVPN traveled to Barangay Dinaig Proper, Maguindanao, specifically to the area of Lower Dimapatoy in Datu Odin Sinsuat, to provide assistance to the community who had been greatly affected by the disaster.

United Voices for Peace Network, Inc. successfully conducted its 2nd Orphanage Outreach activity (April 01, 2023) of its annual Salindaw Ramadhan special series this holy month of Ramadhan with its theme Kagkakalimwa: Recharging Innerpiece through Reinforcing Act of Kindness at Darul Hanan Jami’at Ibnu Taimiyyah, Crossing Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao del norte

United Voices for Peace Network, Inc. successfully conducted its first orphanage outreach activity of its annual Salindaw Ramadhan special series this holy month of Ramadhan with its theme Kagkakalimwa: Recharging Innerpiece through Reinforcing Act of Kindness at Markaz Al-Muttahid, Midsayap, North Cotabato.

United Voices for Peace Network, Inc. has successfully conducted Online Da’awah activity under its annual Salindaw Ramadhan bearing the theme: Kagkakalimwa: Recharging inner peace through reinforcing act of kindness, yesterday, March 26, 2023, via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in this noble advocacy. We’re excited to finally conduct the series of activities that UVPN has in store for the next days of Ramadhan.

 
 

CSO partners of CBCS for the SUBATRA’s CSO component gathered in Davao City last March 8-11, 2023 to plan for the set of activities for 2023 and to level off with financial management policies. UVPN Finance Officer Ms. Aina Minsu and Local Executive Board Admin Officer Ms. Musfiah Angkal represented UVPN in the activity.

UVPN Executive Director Jelfaad J. Salik reports that the UVPN implementation of its part has exceeded its targets and has successfully influenced the internal operations and priorities of its partner institutions. The UVPN counterpart in the project involves community muhadara sessions, school-to-school parliamentary outreach, and online/on-air tele-radio discussions on about the BARMM Parlimentary System of Governance.

Junior members of the UVPN participated in the ACTED/Tyakap Kalilintad-organized training on organizational capacity and technical workshop. The training covered different topics which ranged from ifnromation management, technical proposal writing, project cycle management to logistics and financial management.

As a gesture of support to the YouthLed PH introduction of Deliberative Democracy in the wider Philippine audience, UVPN joins their National Youth Workshop which concluded today in Manila represented by Ms. Sittie Sheilan Sabdullah and Mr. Salahuddin Lumenda. They were also joined by BARMM youth delegates, Mr. Mahatma Sangacala, Mr. Datuyaman Datumanong, and Ms. Sittie Fariza Esmail.

With the emerging ideas on how to context-fit the design of the Sangguniang Kabataan in BARMM, coming from the different engagements of UVPN with youths in the region, Mr. Sangacala proposed that the BLGC provision on the SK should not cement R.A. 10742 or SK Reform Law, and add that it would only be in effect “until a Regional bill on SK is passed by the Parliament”.

UVPN members Ms. Aina Minsu and Ms. Melanie Tantong who hold finance positions participated in a Financial Management and Communications Training organized by the Switzerland-based INGO, Geneva Call. 

In the effort to unify the position of Civil Society Organizations in BARMM regarding the Bangsamoro Electoral Code, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) organized a platform for CSOs to discuss, review, and comment on the proposed bill. 

he members presented their accomplishment for the year 2022, had their lecture on Leadership: Delegation and Empowerment in Islamic Perspective, have gone through a workshop in planning and monitoring in program implementation, presented their medium term plan for the year 2023, and finally, the members had their Solidarity Night where the members were given an award and recognition for being an outstanding and exceptional leaders of the community throughout the year.
The Associate Members, batch Maungang’n, of United Voices for Peace Network Inc. (UVPN) successfully completed the 4th phase of their year-long membership screen process. In which, they conducted a Community Muhadarah on the BARMM Parliamentary System of Governance held at Masjid Hadji Subia, Doton Subdivision, Poblacion 3, Cotabato City, last January 8, 2023. The said Muhadarah or lecture was delivered by Sheik Shaidy Montañer.

As part of the second day of the UVPN-organized Bangsamoro Youth Leaders’ Convention, the participating youth leaders presented their policy recommendations to the appropriate BARMM agencies attending scheduled breakout roundtable discussions. These issues range from incorporating special marginalized sectors to the current government program designs to investments in ICT to support education in the last-mile areas in BARMM. Attending government officers from MBHTE, MILG, MPOS, MSSD, MIPA, MTIT, MOH, CSEA, BYC, and BWC welcomed some of the recommendations, while others required the participating youth leaders to negotiate and compromise.

Leaders of Civil  Society Organizations, such as LBO, CBCS, MOSEP, and UNYPAD, as well as BYC, wished the BYLC participants Allah’s tawfiq as they kick off the 3-day Convention. The BYLC is a convention of youth organization leaders from across BARMM provinces to advance their collective and coordinated policy recommendations to Bangsamoro Government ministries, which are the product of two-year series of interventions of the UVPN, under YOUTHLED Project: from issue-based agenda setting, policy paper development training, community consultations, and policy paper write shops. 

We thank our long-time partner, The Asia Foundation, in their kind gesture of recognizing our efforts and role in the Bangsamoro Region.

A “Champion of Youth Award” was given by The Asia Foundation during the Second Partners’ Meeting for the Activate Bangsamoro Project. We thank our partners and colleagues in making these possible.

As of October 29, our 2nd TYACAP COTABATO Donation Drive reached a total monetary donation amounting to Php. 25,486.00. While, expense amounting to Php. 20,948.50 were incurred during the kick-off distribution.

In pursuit of developing data-driven, context-fit, and youth-led policy recommendations to the regional government, the 191-organization network of youth leaders in BARMM organized by the UVPN through the YouthLed PH Project of The Asia Foundation and USAID launched a series of community consultations this week.