The Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro East Urban, in partnership with the Eisenhower Fellows Association of the Philippines and Rotary Clubs of Zone 1, District 3870, will be conducting a peace forum on September 28, 2019 at the Capitol University Multi-Purpose Hall at 1:00-6:00 PM.

The theme of the form will be:

“Mindanao Peace Forum: How Private Organizations, Business Sector, and the Youth Can Help in Attaining and Sustaining Peace.”

Specifically, the discussions will answer the following questions:

1. Where are we in the peace process?
2. What are the future plans?
3. What can Rotary and civic organizations do to help?
4. What can the youth do to help?
5. What can the business sector do to help?

Target participants coming from the business sector, youth leaders, and academe will come together to join in the discussions.


Businesses and academe can be powerful conveners for bringing people together across national, geographical, and cultural lines. They can create relationships based on a shared sense of identity and purpose, overcoming differences that, in the wider society, are more difficult to surmount.


Open discussion of all the issues and concerns, exploration of alternative solutions, and honesty and commitment from all the parties to satisfy both sides.


Study non-violence, alternative dispute resolution, conflict management, and peaceful conflict resolution. Showcase inspirational stories of people who are making extraordinary contributions to peace.


The private sector and academe can make significant contributions through business practices and education. Youth will be part of the future local development and assume important roles in the resolution of conflicts within their communities.



Capitol University, Multi-Purpose Hall 1:00PM, September 28, 2019
PROVISIONAL PROGRAM (September 28, 2019 - from 1pm-6pm)
12:30 (30mins) Registration
1:00 (7mins)
  • Ecumenical prayer (4mins) / National Anthem (3mins)
1:07 (10mins) Welcome Remarks Rosalinda Neri-Marfori P. Caragos
  • President, Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro East Urban
  • Chair, Zone 1 Council of Presidents
1:17 (8mins) Acknowledgement of the
District Officers and Club
1:25 (20mins) Special Message (1) PAG Dufel M. Lagrosas
  • Past Assistant Governor
  • District 3870 Officer for Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention
  • Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro
1:45 (20mins) Special Message (2) Mayor Oscar S. Moreno
  • City Mayor, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
2:02 (3mins) Giving of plaque to Mayor Moreno
2:05 (5mins) Intro to Keynote Speaker Danilo Songco
  • Chairman, Eisenhower Fellows Association of the Philippines
  • Eisenhower Fellow (1999)
2:10 (45mins) Keynote Speaker Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr.
  • AFP Chief of Staff
  • Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (PAPP)
  • Eisenhower Fellow (2006)
2:55pm (30mins) Topic 1 Dr. Marjanie Macasalong
  • Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament Member
  • Executive Director, Office of the Bangsamoro Youth Affairs (OBYA-BARMM)
3:25 (30mins) Role of the Business Sector in
Building Peace and
Development: The Zamboanga
Edwin To
  • Immediate Past President (2014-2017), Zamboanga City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation Inc
  • Eisenhower Fellow (2016)
  • RI District 3850 - District Governor Nominee RY 2021-2022
  • Eisenhower Fellow (2016)
3:55 (30mins) Topic 3 Lt. Col. Harold M. Cabunoc
  • Commander, Philippine Army 33rd Infantry Battalion (IB) based in Sultan Kudarat
  • Eisenhower Fellow (2013)
4:25 (30mins) Topic 4 Mylah Faye Aurora B. Cariño
  • Regional Director, NEDA-Region X
4:55 (20mins) Panel Discussion:
  • Edwin To
  • Lt. Col. Harold M. Cabunoc
  • Mylah Faye Aurora B. Cariño
  • Dr. Marjanie Macasalong
Ariel Hernandez
  • 2017 Distinguished Fellow Awardee, Eisenhower Fellowships
  • Senior Director (Sustainability and Program Development), Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc.
  • Eisenhower Fellow (2011)
5:15 (5mins) Giving of plaques and certificates to speakers and sponsors
5:20 (15mins) Closing Remarks Stephanie P. Caragos
  • Director, New Generation, Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro East Urban
  • Director, Eisenhower Fellows Association of the Philippines (EFAP)
  • Eisenhower Fellow (2016)
5:30pm Fellowship and networking