The Gusi Peace Prize continues to recognize, honor, give pride, and dignity to every deserving achiever and peacemaker worldwide.
Nineteen distinguished individuals from around the world were conferred as this year’s Gusi Peace Prize laureates for their exemplary contributions to their respective fields of expertise during the presentation at the Sofitel Harbor Garden Tent, Pasay City.
The world’s foremost laureates are from Argentina, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan, The United States of America, and the Philippines – represented by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso and Dr. Caroline S. Enriquez.
The Gusi Peace Prize is an award for great achievers in the world. It is spearheaded by the Honorable Barry S. Gusi, the Chairman of the Board of the Gusi Peace Prize Foundation.
In his speech, the hardworking and good-looking Mayor stressed that he wants to make Manila a vibrant, and ecologically sound city.” He was humbled by the recognition and acknowledged the people of Manila for the distinction bestowed upon him.
Today, the Gusi Peace Prize envisions itself to approximate the honor and respect accorded to the Nobel Peace Prize of Norway, and the Pulitzer of the United States of America.
The Gusi Peace Prize is a charitable foundation, an institution based in Manila, registered at the Security and Exchange Commission, whose main objective is to give proper recognition through the conferment of awards of excellence and distinction to individuals or groups worldwide who have distinguished themselves as brilliant exemplars of society or who contributed toward the attainment of peace and respect for human life and dignity.
The Gusi Peace Prize traces its roots through the efforts of Capt. Gemeniano Javier Gusi, a World War II guerilla who fought against Japanese oppression, turned politician and became popular for his fight for human rights. He was being supported in his endeavor by his loving wife, Madame Teodora Sotejo Gusi, who performed various charity works, helping mothers and abused children and wives, the sick and the unemployed, the poor, deprived and humiliated individuals in society throughout the Philippines.
A few years before Madame Teodora Sotejo Gusi expired, she knew that their son, The Honourable Barry Gusi, a renowned internationalist, would be the right one to take over what her husband had started, thereby creating the Gusi Peace Prize Foundation where Manila, Philippines is the home.
The Gusi Peace Prize with the presidential proclamation 1476, it is a national and international institution, the pride of the Philippines and is known as Asia’s foremost awards giving body. It was established through the support of the friends of the Gusi family, who share the same mission and vision.
The foundation aims to give honor and awards to distinguished individuals or groups worldwide with exemplary contributions to peace and human rights, in scientific discoveries, politics, academe, performing arts, literature, medicine or physiology, journalism, humanities, physics, chemistry, religion, business and philanthropy, economics, internationalism, and others.
The mission of the Gusi Peace Prize is to champion human rights and maintain governance, democracy, equality, international peace, and goodwill. Likewise, the Gusi Peace Prize is working for people’s amelioration for several years through medical missions, outreach programs, and counseling to the deprived, abused, the humiliated and the sick, with considerable assistance from the Philippine Medical Association, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes, and other nongovernment organizations.
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Here is the gallery of photos from the welcome dinner: