The organization praised the MPGs efforts to revive peace and sports development after a devastating pandemic. This year, MPG launched a youth forum with 12 young sports leaders with different backgrounds, Muslim, Christian, and Lumad, from six regions in Mindanao. The conference included famous athletes, coaches, and sports leaders such as Akiko Thomson-Guevara OLY, Coach Oliver Almadro, footballer Inna Palacios, and UAAP Executive Director Rebo Saguisag.
Coach Noli Ayo, co-founder of Adrenaline Solutions, is one of the convenors of Mindanao Peace Games. He recently co-wrote a book with Patrick van Wersch about the Games, which offers an amazing insight into its principles and its impact on peace, women’s issues, and sports. The book can be downloaded from Amazon.