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Oct 02nd
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Written by EARTH Institute Asia Press Office   
Monday, 02 November 2009 07:50

“Peace in Mindanao Through Sustainable & Responsible Investment”

KK! Talk-show Topic on Wednesday, Nov. 4 @ 1830H (Manila time) on DZRH, Ch-9 TV and on the Internet at or



“Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippines and the eighth most-populous island in the world, can be a source of hope amidst the recent series of natural disasters that have devastated many areas in Luzon. It is now time for all, especially the business community outside Mindanao, to understand the options for peace and sustainable development in Mindanao.


Since January 2009, the Mindanao Business Council (MinBC) has been going around Mindanao to dialogue with business organizations in order to explore options for development and to strengthen the resolve of business to support the peace process. It has engaged the Bangsamoro business community to help bring about development that can accelerate peace in conflict-affected regions. As a result of this initiative, the Mindanao business community agreed to adopt a common Mindanao Business Declaration for Peace and Development.’


MinBC is now reaching out to other business groups to help in this business-driven strategy for peace and development. Through a project grant from The Asia Foundation (TAF), MinBC and the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) and the EARTH Institute Asia, Inc., are holding the Mindanao Peace and Investment Forum on Thursday, 5 November 2009, 11:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., at the Quezon Ballroom of Makati Shangri-La.”


E ditor’s Note: Viewers may want to read a related article, Amina Rasul’s “Of Vows to Love and to Protect”. Ms. Rasul is the Lead Convenor of the Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy and Trustee, Magbassa Kita Foundation, Inc. Readers may contact her at .

That introduced the invitation of MAP, MinBC, and EARTH Institute Asia to only over a hundred selected individuals, mostly in the business sector, who can help make a difference in Mindanao through sustainable & responsible investment (SRI). On Nov. 4, 2009, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Manila time), Kalikasan, Kaunlaran! (KK!) will introduce the topic to its global audience through DZRH-AM radio (666 in Metro Manila, other kHz nationwide), TV (Ch. 9 in Metro Manila, other cable TV channels nationwide), and Internet or  (


G uests are European Union Ambassador Alistair MacDonald, TAF Country Representative Dr. Steven Rood, MAP President Joey Bermudez, and MinBC Sr. Adviser Ma. Lourdes Arcenas. EARTH Institute Asia President Dr. Cora Claudio, will moderate the discussion, as well as the program for the Nov. 5 Forum.


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