Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” De Leon Gonzales’ efforts for the promotion and propagation of the youth movement’s empowerment and inspiration are exemplified as he was named as one of the Youth Ambassadors for Peace Award from two peace-oriented organizations during the 2nd International Youth Assembly on August 3, 2014.
The award, given out by the Universal Peace Federation – Asia and Youth Federation for World Peace – Asia, is meant to recognize individuals like Gonzales who have effectively delivered the message of youth empowerment and a peaceful method of communicating and interacting with fellow individuals in a continuously globalizing world. Other individuals who received the same plaudit with Gonzales include actor Jose Sixto “Dingdong” Dantes and Cauayan, Isabela Mayor Bernard Faustino Dy.
The 2nd International Youth Assembly was a gathering of more than 10,000 youth leaders from different walks of life. Held from August 1-3, 2014 at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City. The Assembly aimed to strengthen the youth, rebuild nations and communities affected by different calamities, and build connections between the young movers and shakers of their respective communities.