Gusi Peace Prize

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Gusi Peace Prize
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Awarded for To honor contributions to global peace and progress
Location Manila
Presented by Gusi Peace Prize International
First awarded 2002
Official website www.gusipeaceprizeinternational.org
2013 GUSI PEACE PRIZE LAUREATES
2012 GUSI PEACE PRIZE LAUREATES


The Gusi Peace Prize is an award given by Gusi Peace Prize International, based in Manila, Philippines. The Gusi Peace Prize recognizes individuals and organizations who have contributed to global peace and progress through a wide variety of fields.[1][2][3] The awards ceremonies are held yearly in Manila, Philippines on the fourth Wednesday of November.[2]

In addition to the award, the foundation conducts charity and medical outreach in different provinces in The Philippines.

The Gusi Peace Prize is referred to in Presidential Proclamation No. 1476[4] signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, declaring every fourth Wednesday of November as the 'Gusi Peace Prize International Friendship Day'.

The Gusi Peace Prize was founded by chairman Barry Gusi as a way to continue the work of his late father, Gemeniano Javier Gusi, a World War II guerrilla who fought against the Japanese and later became a politician and human rights advocate.[5][6]

Background[edit]

The Gusi Peace Prize foundation is a charitable institution registered in Manila, Philippines. Its main objective is to confer awards of recognition to individuals or groups who have contributed to peace and respect for human life and dignity. The foundation recognizes achievements in a wide range of fields.[7]

Mission[edit]

"To honor individuals and organizations who have given exemplary contributions to Global Peace and Progress, through international brotherhood and friendship, and by using their God-given talents for the benefit of mankind; To champion human rights and maintain governance, democracy, equality, international peace and goodwill."[8]

Vision[edit]

"A World of Peace and Prosperity due to The Gusi Peace Prize Ideals (Godliness-Unification-Service-Internationalism) totally embraced by all nations."[8]

Ceremony[edit]

The awarding ceremony is held annually every fourth Wednesday of November (The Gusi Peace Prize International Friendship Day). The event is held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila. Recipients must be present to receive the award, except for extreme circumstances such as health or accident. To showcase international cultures, traditional performers from different countries take stage during the awards ceremonies. It is also a culture to have the lady of ceremony as a woman who embodies the best in a Filipina such as international beauty pageant title holders. Before the conclusion of the event, a Dove Ceremony takes place where a dove is set free on stage to symbolize world peace.

Laureates[edit]

2013[edit]

2013 Laureates Country Award category
Rajkeswur Purryag Mauritius Statesmanship
Emil Constantinescu Romania Statesmanship & Academe
Arnold Rüütel[9] Estonia Statesmanship
Al-Sadiq al-Mahdi Sudan Statesmanship
Bandar bin Sultan[10][11] Saudi Arabia Statesmanship & Academe
Catherine Atoki[12] Nigeria Human Rights Advocacy
Malek Jandali Syria Performing Arts (Composer & Pianist) & Humanitarianism
Orhan Güvenen[13] Turkey Economics & Strategic Research & Diplomacy
Raoul Weiler[13] Belgium Science and Technology
Glen Martin USA Philosophy of Human Liberation
Igor Kondrashin Russia Scientific Philosophy
Abdelmajid Amrani Algeria Philosophy
Ferhat Mehenni Algeria Indigenous Rights (for the defence of the roghts of the Berber people of Algeria)
Jerome Binde France International Diplomacy and Foresight
Ahm Nouman[14] Bangladesh Poverty Alleviation and Humanitarianism
Yolanda Reyes Philippines Architecture & Academe

2012[edit]

2012 Laureates Country Award category
Bertrand De Speville United Kingdom Anti-corruption
Hissah Bint Saad Abdulad Salem Al-Sabah Kuwait Women's Right
Benjamin Joses Odoki Uganda Social Justice
Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen Mauritius Social Justice
Deepika Priyadarshani[15] Sri Lanka Performing Arts
Naseer Shamma[16] Iraq Performing Arts
Liisa Kiianlinna Finland Social Justice
Ricardo Li Rosi Argentina Social Justice
James G. Dy Philippines Humanitarianism
Haji Ahmad Laksamana Bin Omar Malaysia Al-Quranic Research
Ana Flisser Mexico Scientific Research (Parasitology)
Felipe Guhl Colombia Scientific Research (Chagas Disease)
Timi Ecimovic Slovenia Academe
David Christner[17] USA Humanitarianism
Valery Dubrov Ukraine Scientific Research (Tuberculosis)
Fidel Julian Gutierrez Vivanco Peru Academe
Ricardoe Di Done Canada Children's Rights
Kent Wong Macau Humanitarianism
Boris Astafiev Russia Scientific Research (Physics)
Kostadin Hadzhigaev Bulgaria Governance

2011[edit]

2011 Laureates Country

Award category

James R. Mancham[18][19] Seychelles Statesmanship
Amos Sawyer[20] Liberia Statesmanship
Begjhet C. Pacolli Kosovo Statesmanship
Thakur Powdyel Bhutan Academe
Mayankote Kelath Narayanan India Governance
Vladimir Megre[21] Russia Literature
Diana Uribe Colombia Journalism
Norman Inkster Canada Humanitarian Law
Phongsavath Boupha Laos Diplomacy
Phra Maha Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi Thailand Religion
Felino Palafox Philippines Architecture (Urban Planning Development)
Richard Ryan Ho Lung[22] Jamaica Humanitarianism
Viktor Medikov Russia Academe
Emanuel Jones USA Politics
Thomas Stern USA Humanitarianism
Yolanda Stern Philippines Social Services
Roland Mösl Austria Scientific Invention (PEGE)
Aykut Eken Turkey Social Services

2010[edit]

2010 Laureates Country

Award category

Arnold Foote[23] Jamaica Peace and Mutual Understanding
Mary Chinery-Heese[24] Ghana Diplomacy
Michael Nobel Sweden Academe
Oliver Revell[25] USA International Law Enforcement and Peacekeeping
Mahinda Hathurusinghe[26] Sri Lanka Human Rights
Yank Barry Canada Social Services
Art Ong Jumsai[27] Thailand Academe
Lo Seng Chung China Social Services
Jivko Jelev Bulgaria Scientific Innovation
Rocky Evangelista[28] Philippines Social Services
Irinel Poppescu Romania Medicine (liver transplant)
Arne Veidung Norway Scientific Innovation
David Plattner USA Environment
Raoul Parienti France Scientific Innovation (Brail)
Walter Maibaum USA Arts Preservation
Demetri Argyropoulos[29] Greece Social Services
Rainer Krell Germany Agriculture

2009[edit]

2009 Laureates Country

Award category

Bob Filner USA Legislation
Fuziah Raja Uda Malaysia Cultural Heritage Preservation
Lea Salonga[30] Philippines Performing Arts
Massimo Romagnoli Italy Politics
Alice Chiu Hong Kong Philanthropy
Charalambos Lambrou Cyprus Social Services
Timi Bakatselos Greece Social Services
Ho Son Fat Macau Medicine (Urology)
Natividad Mercedes Meza Paraguay Humanitarian Law
Surapee Rojanavongse Thailand Cultural Heritage Preservation
Liu Chi Chun Taiwan Social Services
Joseph A. Faller Philippines Social Services
Emil-Silvio Ciobata Romania Performing Arts
Alexey Steele USA Visual Arts
Silvia Scherer Switzerland Social Services
Christine M. Warnke USA Humanitarianism
Preciosa Soliven Philippines Academe
Ali Nasuh Mahruki Turkey Sports

2008[edit]

2008 Laureates Country

Award category

Gus Bilirakis USA Legislation
Charles Njonjo Kenya Statesmanship
Tan Sri Pandikar Mulia Malaysia Legislation
Henry Lee USA Crime Investigation
Harold Thompson Australia Medicine
Antonio Lopez Philippines Journalism
James Boss Singapore Scientific Innovation
Cosme Naval Philippines Ophthalmology
Kevin Kwan Hong Kong Aquaculture
Rosario Uriarte Philippines Social Services
Dan Reinstein UK Ophthalmology
Rolf Schwind Germany Laser Industry
Giorgos Tasou Cyprus Social Services

2007[edit]

2007 Laureates Country

Award category

Elias Camsik Chin Palau Statesmanship
Ney Robinson Suassuna Brazil Political Governance
Heherson Alvarez Philippines Public Service
Elmo Johnson Federated States of Micronesia Indigenous Rights
Michalos Constantine Greece Job Creation
Constancia de Guzman Philippines Anti-Graft & Corruption
Persida Rueda-Acosta Philippines Human Rights
George Bistis[31] USA Broadcast Journalism
Tae Sup Lee South Korea Social Services
Thomas Cheng Wai Yu Hong Kong Sports (martial arts)
Peter Schantz USA Medicine (Veterinary)
Farland Stanley[32] USA Archeology
Shigeru Suganami Japan Social Services
Thep Phongternith Thailand Academe
Yu Pang Lin China Social Services

2006[edit]

The awards were presented by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, at Meralco Theater on 22 November 2006.

2006 Laureates Country

Award category

Fidel V. Ramos Philippines Statesmanship
Ram B. Jethmalani India Humanitarian Law
Supreme Master Ching Hai Vietnam Philanthropy
Tarmizi Taher Indonesia Religion
Carl T.C. Gutierrez Guam Public Service
Ioannis Lyras[33] Greece Humanitarianism (Plastic Surgery)
Datuk Ismail Mohammad Malaysia Social Services
Alan John Hackett New Zealand Sports (Bungee Jumping)
Katya Grineva Russia Performing Arts (Piano)
Bup Kwan South Korea Social Services
Felipe I. Tolentino Philippines Medicine (Ophthalmology)
Corsie Legaspi Philippines Social Services
Carlo J. Caparas Philippines Cinematic Excellence
Leung Ping Chung Hong Kong Academe
Wang Zushi China Cultural Heritage Preservation

2005[edit]

2005 Laureates Country

Award category

Madeleine Z. Bordallo Guam Legislation
Edward S. Hagedorn Philippines Environment
Nikitas Lulias Greece Religion
Li Qi China Visual Arts
Dr. Sundaram Natarajan India Medicine (Ophthalmology)
George Dovellos Greece Social Services
Maria Coop Philippines Social Services
Anthony C. H. Wong Hong Kong Social Services
Gina Lopez Philippines Children's Rights
David T. Bussau New Zealand Social Services
Alexandra Prieto-Romualdez Philippines Humanitarianism
Malcolm William Prowse Australia Human Rights
Arlene Riccio USA Social Services
Jose Mari Chan Philippines Performing Arts

2004[edit]

2004 Laureates Country

Award category

Rodolfo Quizon Philippines Cinematic Excellence
John Michael Quinata Guam Legislation
Gaudencio B. Rosales Philippines Religion
Feliciano Belmonte Jr. Philippines Politics
Hiro Kundamal India Social Services
Eugene Torre Philippines Sports (Chess)
Iichiro Ohhira Japan Scientific Discovery (Lactobacilli)
Mel Tiangco Philippines Broadcast Journalism
Douglas Maclagan UK Social Services
Fundador C. Soriano Philippines Broadcast Journalism
Lee Xiu Mien China Academe
Peter K. W. Fong Hong Kong Academe
Georg von Dziembowski Germany Engineering Technology (Nokia)

2003[edit]

2003 Laureates Country

Award category

Fernando Poe, Jr. Philippines Cinematic Excellence
Maximo V. Soliven Philippines Journalism
Julita V. Sotejo Philippines Nursing
Carmen Fernandez Guam Academe
Jesse Anderson Lujan Guam Sports (Mr. Universe)
Rodolfo Biazon Philippines Legislation
Tomy Remengesau Palau Statesmanship
Gloria Gibbon Salii Palau Indigenous Rights
Enrique P. Syquia Malta Social Services
Teresita Ang See Philippines Human Rights
Mildred A. Go Philippines Academe
Julius Babao Philippines Broadcast Journalism
Fe del Mundo Philippines Medicine (Pediatrics)

2002[edit]

2002 Laureates Country

Award category

Anthony Quinn USA Cinematic Excellence
Robert Barbers Philippines Human Rights
Aquilino Pimentel, Jr.. Philippines Politics
Angelo T. Reyes Philippines Social Services
Benjamin Abalos Philippines Social Services

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Asian version of Nobel Peace Prize". The Star (Malaysia). 14 June 2008. 
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  6. ^ "University of Sto. Tomas Welcomes Gusi Laureates". University of Sto Tomas Varsitarian. 26 November 2013. 
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  10. ^ "HRH Prince Bandar Bin Khalid Al Faisal receives International Gusi Peace Prize". News Article (Middle East). Mid East Information. 2013. 
  11. ^ "Arab Thought Foundation receives Peace Prize". News Release (Saudi Arabia). tradearabia.com. 2013. 
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  13. ^ a b Club of Rome News (November 2013). "Club of Rome Members Awarded Gusi Peace Prize". Web Article. Club of Rome News. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  14. ^ Bangladesh News (16 November 2013). "Bangladeshi activist wins Gusi Peace Prize". News Article (Bangladesh). BDNews. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
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  16. ^ "Nasser Shamma Receives Gusi Peace Prize for Performing Arts & Humanitarianism". News Release (Iraq). tazc.org. 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
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  24. ^ "Dr. Mary Chinery-Hesse of Ghana". Ghanadot.com. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  25. ^ "Buck Revell *Gusi Peace Prize 2010". Web Article. Revell Group. November 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  26. ^ "Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe to receive the prestigious Gusi Peace Prize". News Release (Sri Lanka). Daily FT News. 2010. 
  27. ^ "Dr. Art-Ong Jumsai Na Ayudhya, Thai Laureate, Received 2010 GUSI Peace Prize". News Release. Royal Thai Embassy, Manila. 2010. 
  28. ^ Fr. Will Matthews SDB (2010). "GUSI Peace Prize for a Filipino Salesian". News Article (Manila, Philippines). Salesian.org. 
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  30. ^ "Lea Salonga wins Gusi Peace Prize". telebisyon.net. 
  31. ^ "Voice of America Broadcaster Awarded Gusi Peace Prize for Broadcast Journalism". News Release (United States). Voice of America News. 2007. 
  32. ^ "OU professor to receive Gusi Peace Prize". Article News. NewsOk. 2007. 
  33. ^ "PGMA Confers Gusi Peace Prize 2006 on Greek Plastic Surgeon". News Release (Athens, Greece). Philippine Embassy in Greece & Cyrpus. 2006. 

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