Gusi Peace Prize

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

Gusi Peace Prize 2019
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Awarded forTo honor contributions to global peace and progress
LocationManila, Philippines
Presented byGusi Peace Prize International
First awarded2002

The Gusi Peace Prize is referred to in Presidential Proclamation No. 1476[4] signed by President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on 17 March 2008, declaring every fourth Wednesday of November as "Gusi Peace Prize International Friendship Day".


This Gusi Peace Prize was founded by its now chairman, Mr. Barry Gusi in 2002. The reason behind establishment of this peace award was to continue the ancestral legacy, as well as, to pay special tribute to Captain Gemeniano Javier Gusi (World War II Guerilla Warrior) who subsequently became a politician and a human rights activist in the Philippines.[5]


The Gusi Peace Prize Foundation is a non-profit and secular organization. It is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Philippines). The foundation recognizes the achievements of various individuals in a wide range of fields (including human rights, peace, communal harmony, health, education, culture, politics and humanity).[6]


  1. ^ [1]Archived 14 May 2016 at the Wayback Machine SEC Philippines - Gusi Peace Prize Foundation, Inc. registry
  2. ^ "Gusi Peace Prize". The Pak Voice. 27 November 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Asian version of Nobel Peace Prize". The Star (Malaysia). 14 June 2008.
  4. ^ "Proclamation No. 1476, s. 2008". Official Gazette. Republic of the Philippines. 17 March 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Gusi Peace Prize". The Pak Voice. 27 November 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Gusi Peace Prize Ceremony". Indian Institute of Science. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2021.

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