Korean activist Manhee Lee leads Peace Movement in Mindanao

Manila - Internationally acclaimed South Korean peace activist Manhee Lee visited the Philippines recently in a mission to conclude the Peace Agreement which can lead to settle the conflict in the Mindanao region.

Korean Manhee Lee leads Peace movement in Mindanao

Manhee Lee, the representative of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) on his third visit in the country has advised the Archbishop and three Bishops to sign a Peace Agreement at a Nunnery.

"The new era of peace has begun in Mindanao Island. This region has suffered disputes between Catholic and Islam for about forty years and it has caused over 100,000 casualties.", HWPL said after the successful signing of agreement.

Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma (the diocese of Cagayan de Oro) has met Mr. Lee for the first time on September 2013 and ever since their meeting, he has continually invited the Chairman many times to pay a visit in Philippine and to respond, the Peace advocate has decided to travel despite the region’s tight vigilance.

World peace activist Chairman Lee hosted the Peace Walk in the downtown area of General Santos on January 24 where approximately 1,000 participants including students of Mindanao State University (MSU), members of International Youth Group, and religious leaders joined the event, transcending the boundaries of religion and nationality for the first time in this region. This movement created a great sensation and hopes among the Filipinos, who yearn for peace and it initiated a wave of peace within international societies, media, and people.

After the Peace Walk, students of Mindanao State University (MSU), Youth Groups, Mayors, University professors, Catholic leaders and Islamic leaders, who had participated in the Peace Walk gathered in the conference room of a hotel located in downtown General Santos. Speeches about conflict and the solution to peace in Mindanao Island were delivered in the following order: the representative of Catholic (Fernando Capalla, former archbishop of Mindanao Davao), the representative of Islam (Esmael, governor of Maguindanao, and Islamic autonomous district in
Mindanao) and Chairman Manhee Lee.

The representatives of Catholic and Islam united to sign the peace agreement for ending the war and achieving World Peace and pledged to work together with Chairman Manhee Lee of HWPL (Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light). After signing the agreement, the representatives and Chairman Manhee Lee held the Peace Agreement Ceremony announcing that Catholic and Islam will never have disputes again before God, people of the world, and approximately 150 participants.

"Although there has been a Peace Agreement meeting hosted by Philippine government and Islam autonomous region on 2012, it could not bring the conclusion of peace. In fact, it was a very first time for a representative of peace organization from South Korea to host a Peace Agreement in Philippine and the world was astonished at the sight of the change of the nation, from death to life.", Lee said.

After the Peace agreement between two religious leaders in Mindanao initiated by Mr. Manhee Lee, the government of the Philippines and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) also signed a Peace Agreement.

Peacewalk Agreement in Mindanao 2014
Manhee Lee with the MILF, PHL government during signing of Peace Agreement

State-run broadcasting station PTV and private broadcasting stations in the Philippine including ABS-CBN reported the event and it has not only surprised people but has also greatly inspired the citizens of the Philippine.

Chairman Lee concluded a Peace Agreement with Former President Fidel Valdez Ramos on the 29th of January.

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