At least 20,000 people, mostly children, flew kites in several autonomous areas on Tuesday hoping to break the world record for most kites flown that had been set in 2011 by Gaza, one of the world’s most violent places that held the kite-flying event in a vain search for lasting peace.
One is Muslim, the other Hindu. One a Pakistani, the other Indian. One a school girl just starting out in life, the other a man with decades of experience.
Good news, especially about peace in Mindanao, could sell, too.
Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.
Interior Secretary Mar Roxas appealed for support for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) at a gathering of pro-Aquino reform groups here, saying it was the last chance to bring about lasting peace in Mindanao.