For the first in the series of discussions, SGI Philippines invited Hon. Hilario Davide Jr., former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, and his wife, Mrs. Virginia Davide, to share his encounters with SGI President Daisaku Ikeda, to the members of the Youth Division. The meeting was held on June 4, 2017 at the Philippine Culture Center in Timog, Quezon City.  A group of high school and college students, together with some from Soka University, waved SGI flags as they welcomed the guests.  The meeting was attended by 206 SGI members, composed mainly of youth division.

        The Hon. Davide recalled his encounter with Sensei in March 2002 when he received his honorary degree from Soka University in Japan. He then gave his impressions on his dialogues with Sensei. To encourage the youth to develop the habit of reading, he presented a list of books written by Sensei.    

       In the open forum, Mrs. Davide shared tips on how to achieve peace at home.  The meeting was made more enjoyable with a spontaneous song number from Mrs. Davide herself and a Young Men’s division member. Lastly, a plaque of appreciation was presented to Hon. Davide, followed by a rendition of “Sun of Hope” and “Chikai No Kimi Yo” by the members of the Student Division.