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Peace Monuments Unveiled to Commemorate Decade-Long Peace Movement

BALER, AURORA — International peace organization named Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) celebrated the 10th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace through a series of events across 59 countries including the Philippines for a whole month. The latest of which is the unveiling ceremony of peace monuments in Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT) on June 2, 2023.

In attendance during the unveiling was Dr. Ronald L. Adamat, Commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and founding chairman of Volunteer Individuals for Peace (VIP). The peace monuments bear the logos of ASCOT, HWPL and VIP to serve as a reminder of their shared commitment for peacebuilding especially through education.

Dr. Adamat said, “This is another milestone in our initiative for the promotion of the culture of peace. I am glad to have this unveiled because this is a sacred place, which I call a Peace Shrine and it adds to the serenity of the place [Ermita Hill]. We’ll continue to do this among the state universities and colleges in the country.”

To date, this is the 10th of its kind erected within a campus, among the 16 HWPL peace monuments all over the country.

Moreover, he announced that the Commission en Banc has recently approved the establishment of peace corners in the libraries of all higher educational institutions, where peace-related reference materials will be accessible to all students and faculty members.

The Peace Walk was also held by partner schools and communities particularly in Lucban, Cotabato City, and Pila and Siniloan, Laguna as an expression of support for HWPL’s 10th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace and Peace Walk.

Moreover, 5,000 participants gathered at the Peace Gate of Seoul Olympic Park in South Korea where “The Declaration of World Peace” was announced on May 25, 2013. The declaration includes a message that emphasizes the role of global citizens, including the presidents of each country, in working toward peace. Three years after, HWPL proclaimed the “Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War” (DPCW) with 10 articles and 38 clauses, which was drafted with the participation of international law experts from 15 countries.

During the events, HWPL established peace booths to boost the signature campaign for the DPCW. By the end of the year, HWPL aims to garner 10 million signatures from individuals who support the legalization of the DPCW, in order to submit it to the United Nations to be implemented as international law.

To sign support for the DPCW and/or register as a member, anyone may fill out this form: https://bit.ly/SignUpHWPL

Para sa karagdagang detalye, bisitahin ang Facebook page ng HWPL Philippines sa www.fb.com/hwplph o ang official website sa www.hwpl.kr

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