CHED Commissioner, Dr. Ronald L. Adamat, calls for the proclamation of a “National Peace Day” or “Truce Day” to promote ‘national unity’ under the new administration.
During the press conference held on June 18, 2022, he shared his current and future initiatives for education, peace and development, and indigenous peoples’ rights. At present, he is developing a roadmap under the concept “Peace Makes One Nation, One Future”.
On the same day, he also received the actual award of the Mahatma MK Gandhi for Non-violent Peace. He is the first Filipino recipient to receive such award, chosen among 258 nominees from around the world. The prize is given annually to individuals who have made significant contributions in the field of propagating peace, science, education and culture throughout the world. The virtual award ceremony was held last March 27 attended by peace advocates and prominent figures across the globe.
“I am also grateful to the leadership of HWPL Chairman Lee Man-hee. Without his blessing, my nomination and subsequent conferment of the Mahatma MK Gandhi Prize for Non-violent Peace may not have happened,” Dr. Adamat said.
He was nominated by the 2016 awardee Chairman Lee Man-hee of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), a South Korea-based non-governmental organization advocating for world peace and cessation of war. HWPL expanded its peace movement in the Philippines starting in Mindanao through the civilian-led peace agreement between local representatives known as “Mindanao Peace Agreement” signed on January 24, 2014.
Engagements between Dr. Adamat and HWPL started in 2017 when he attended the international peace summit of HWPL in South Korea.