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PIA Press Release
2006/11/22

Feature: PeaceTech 5 unites Filipino youth

By Mai Gevera

Davao City (22 November) -- The fifth round of the Peace Tech featured child warriors and their experiences in the battle for peace with young audience from Mindanao and Luzon.

PeaceTech is Southeast Asia's first youth talk show that focuses on peace building and uses videoconferencing technology to cater the youth from all parts of the country.

Former child soldiers and young victims of war shared their past and their dreams shown live on giant screens that were stationed both in the University of Southeastern Philippines, Obrero, Davao City and St. Paul College, Quezon City.

After the sharing of young war victims, the audience gets to raise questions and share insights on the topic being discussed. The young students from Manila, on the other hand, got first hand information from the experiences shared by the youth from Mindanao.

It was hosted by Baicon Macaraya in Davao and Pat Evangelista in Quezon City. Guests in Manila include Gary Valenciano, Margie Moran, and Canadian Ambassador Peter Sutherland.

The UNICEF and the Australian and Canadian governments are the primary supporters of the said series while PLDT sponsored the technology, Synectix Inc provided the videoconferencing equipment.

"With PeaceTech we can feel the power of telecommunication technology to bring together those who remain so far apart on many levels," said UNICEF communications officer Dale Rutsein.

PeaceTech makes use of videoconferencing as a unique tool for peace building. It is believed to be cost effective as it eliminates most transportation costs, particularly air travel. Also, it provides security by allowing participants to meet with fellow participants living in insecure areas. It also has a potential for multiplier effect owing to the public awareness it generates.

In the past four rounds of the said forum, hundreds of youth get to participate: 600 youth in PeaceTech 1; 1,200 in Peace Tech 2, approximately 2,000 youth in Peace Tech 3 and 4. (PIA XI) [top]

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