TPBPM strongly believes that there’s a “peace hero” in all of us and we are creating a Family, a Community to nurture that innate quality we all have to make this world a more peaceful place to live in.
FEATURED PEACE HERO
Micah Verzola: Changing Hearts
Louise Nunez: From Painting Murals to Teaching Peace Through Arts
Featuring stories of hope, resilience in times of conflict and violence.
CIVILIANS IN THE BATTLEFIELD SERIES
Saad and his wounds- Saad knew it was dangerous to leave the evacuation camp just one day after the infamous January 25th incident. But he needed to get to their carabao and steer it to the shade. It was important to him; like most people in their village, Tukanalipao, their family did not have much aside from their livestock.
Sarah the young widow– Sarah is a 20-year-old mother from Mamasapano whos husband was caught in a crossfire during the Mamasapano incident on January 25, 2015.
Mang Tok and the Bakwits of Shariff Aguak- Mang Tok, one of the thousands of “bakwit” or evacuees in Shariff Aguak in Maguindanao, recounts the countless times he had to evacuate to flee from the armed encounters in his hometown.
STORIES OF HOPE
The Story of Tatak- Tatak Elementary School is a primary school located in Mamasapano, Maguindano.
Teach Peace Build Peace Movement Peace Heroes celebrated the 10th International Good Deeds Day last April 10, 2016. Over 1.7 million people world wide from 50 countries celebrated good deeds day by doing simple acts of kindness to people, their community and to the environment. In lieu of TPBPM’s Service for Peace Program, the Pag-ibig Day Project (A Day of Love Project)!was initiated. Pag-ibig Day aims to create a Culture of Peace and Love one good deed at a time. TPBPM has been sharing this message: “Every Act of Kindness is an Act of Peace. And Every Act of Peace is what we should live by.” Different activities were done by the TPBPM Team during the day, which include: Mural Painting along the walls of AFP Medical Center, distribution of flowers, peace cookies, peace cupcakes and peace notes to random individuals to share our message that they too can do random acts of peace in their own ways regardless of their religion, status, age or sector. The TPBPM Team also visited the Heroes Ward of the AFP Medical Center and serenaded the wounded soldiers. Our Peace Heroes also gave them flowers, cupcakes and peace notes as our way of honoring their heroism and making them happy. The team distributed grocery packs to the homeless families in Kalayaan and Kamias, Quezon City. A Love Booth was set-up as well for school supplies and art supplies donation drive for TPBPM’s schools and communities.
In Response to the Marawi Crisis, one day after the siege, the Teach Peace Build Peace Movement launched the We Are One with Marawi Campaign which encourages everyone to send love and support to Marawi in any form, may it be through donations, making peace notes and bracelets, baking cookies and volunteering their time and service to our brothers and sisters.
PEACE HERO CHALLENGE
EVERY ACT OF KINDNESS IS AN ACT OF PEACE
Get ready to take the Peace Hero Challenge, because we can be anything that we want to be. Be a Peace Hero and Together, Let us create a Culture of Peace and Love One Good Deed at a Time!