𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐃𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐮𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐠 𝐌𝐚𝐲𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐬 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐨 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞, 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐏𝐄𝟏𝟎𝟏 𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬

#MSUMagAt50 | Following the educational sojourn of FPE101 students at Camp Abubakar, a warm reception awaited them as the Local Government Unit of Matanog, under the leadership of Mayor Zohria Bansil-Guro, hosted a Peace Dialogue on December 1-2, 2023.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Matanog’s beautiful beach and sunset, participants of the FPE101 learning visit engaged in debriefing and reflection-sharing sessions facilitated by the University Peace Club. Many students conveyed the transformative impact of the learning visit, particularly for those with personal experiences related to armed conflict.

Assistant Director Princess Sheryn Mamucao of the Institute for Peace and Development in Mindanao (IPDM) inaugurated the peace dialogue, expressing sincere gratitude to the peace partners who made the learning visit possible for MSU – Maguindanao students. Commissioner Nas Dunding of the Bangsamoro Youth Commission emphasized the importance of providing students with opportunities to hear valuable peace stories. He underscored the strengthened partnership between MSU – Maguindanao and BYC, emphasizing how these narratives can inform policies to enhance the governance of the Bangsamoro region.

In her address, Mayor Zohria Bansil-Guro, shed light on Matanog’s programs aimed at sustaining peace gains in the BARMM and ensuring universal access to education for all young communities. She also shared collaborative initiatives within the Iranun Corridor to fortify Iranun communities, acknowledging the struggles of women leaders and mothers while emphasizing their resilience and determination to lead. Vice Mayor Sanaira Ali also highlighted Matanog’s commitment to good governance and its pivotal role in uplifting community lives.

This peace dialogue not only provided students with an opportunity to interact with Matanog leaders but also unveiled the hidden beauty of the municipality, showcasing the multifaceted dimensions of the region beyond the educational context.
✍🏻 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘞𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘋. 𝘓𝘶, 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘚𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘯 𝘔𝘢𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘰, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘭𝘷𝘪𝘯 𝘓𝘰𝘪𝘴 𝘗𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘵