South China Sea Magazine loves peace. We are always in the mood to seek out people who celebrate the best of the human spirit. We admire those who love the natural world that the South China Sea has to offer. We embrace good friends who seek peace over conflict. This area certainly needs people like this.
One of those people is Ambassador Bari Gusi of Manila, Philippines. Since 2002, Ambassador Gusi has been hosting the Manila based Gusi Peace Prize International. It is in honor of his father, the late Gemeniano Javier Gusi. His father was a valiant guerilla warrior who fought the Japanese Imperial forces during the Second War II. His father later entered Philippines politics as a champion of the poor. This prize has an Asian heart and international spirit in homage to Gemeniano, with an official Philippines holiday dedicated to him on November 25.
Every year now, Ambassador Gusi and his wife, Colonel Evelyn Gusi, bring together peace-makers from around the world for week long peace festivities. They range from great state leaders to inspiring artists, brave activists and esteemed scientists.
This year, it will run over the course of the week of November 21 to 26. It features the high-minds and big hearts of this year’s pledgers of peace. They’ll be welcomed by the good rock-n-roll music of Macau based singer and guitarist Billy Da’ Kidd—pictured above. Among Billy’s popular ballads for the Gusi Peace Prize International are renditions of Come Together by the Beatles and Imagine by John Lennon.
Scroll down the right hand side of the Gusi Peace page for the full 2015 laureate line-up and events.
If you can make it to Manila, come join the Gusi Peace gala events at its’ host hotel, The Peninsula Manila.
The week-long event is sure to leave you feeling inspired with peace.
This is a Sponsored Feature with the Support of the Sino-Asia Pacific Medical Forum.