The MoU was signed by Frederick Silverio, President of Bulacan Press Club, and Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL, at the Philippine Sports Stadium where the Grand Peace Festival was held with about 30,000 participants on the same day.
Provisions of the MoU include strengthening ties for cooperation in coverage of peace news by sharing peace-related articles or information in international peace media platform called Peace Initiative (PI).
Officially launched in 2018, Peace Initiative (peaceinitiative.net) “a global journalist network in efforts of facilitating a culture of peace as a contribution to conflict resolution and peace building through press freedom and freedom of information stipulated in the UN resolutions and international agreements.”
“This MOU between HWPL and Bulacan Press Club is expected to allow more journalists from 50 media agencies in the club to participate in producing and sharing peace-related news worldwide and to help establish a firm cooperative relationship in promoting peace journalism,” said Mr. Ian Seo, Department of Public Relations, HWPL.
HWPL has developed a partnership with 600 journalists in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, and Africa to develop “Global Peace Media Network” proposed by HWPL and global journalists, and PI has around 200 peace-related contributions and opinions from civil society leaders globally.
Also, HWPL press briefing was held on 14th February with 15 members of the Bulacan-based reporters including Silverio a member of HWPL media publicity ambassadors.