Zamboanga. It is now eight months after the armed conflict, which left thousands of families homeless. While the loss, pain and fear may still linger, the spirit of Walang Iwanan now rises! The City Govt, the AFP, PNP, Ateneo De Zamboanga, D’Alert, and other local volunteers are now starting to build homes for the conflict victims.
“Building peace is doing good for others more than understanding the many ‘WHYs’ of conflict. DOING GOOD FOR OTHERS will bring out the greatness from each other. GREATNESS is selfless, unwavering and an uncompromising resolve to build for God and Country. Walang Iwanan!”
– Luis Oquiñena
Check out the photo essay of Bayani Challenge Week 4:
BOHOL. Tilapia and carp seeding in an ‘earthquake-made lake’ in Binogawan, Calape, Bohol. A long trek but how the locals are trying to make something good out of a calamity is nothing less than inspiring. Fills us with hope that Bohol will definitely move forward.
CAPIZ. Operation Smile at Panit-an, Capiz is bringing back the smiles of the kids and kids at heart! Hope overflows!
CEBU. The Philippine Navy leading our coral clean up and are planning to adopt the coral sanctuary area in Borbon, Cebu even beyond Bayani Challenge. MAY is Ocean Month and we’re happy that we all get to be part of preserving and protecting the ocean in whatever way we can.
CEBU. Building of homes in Borbon, Cebu for the families affected by typhoon Yolanda in partnership with Saint Vincent De Paul Mission. Bayani Challenge has given every individual, every family, every organization to do their part to help and bring hope!
AKLAN. Building of temporary homes in Libacao, Aklan for the families affected by Typhoon Yolanda. The local government unit will continue to reach out to the families even beyond Bayani Challenge.
AKLAN. The flame of hope and heroism is afire in Aklan as thousands of volunteers and locals marches to signify their commitment of rebuilding Libacao. Working together and learning from one another is key.
ILOILO. The family that prays, builds and serves together, stays together! The Delfin’s volunteering as a family in Iloilo. Daddy Jay introducing volunteerism and bayanihan to his 2 young boys.
LEYTE. Building community gardens in different barangays in Tanuan, Leyte, not to mention the adventure to get to the different locations which includes crossing a hanging bridge.
LEYTE. “Ayaw na namin sa giyera, ang napapatay namin Pilipino, ang pumapatay sa amin Pilipino din. Wala ng iba pang solusyon para matapos ang labanan, BAYANIHAN na lang ang natitira paraan. Kung kaya’t kami ay nakikipag Bayanihan para sa Kapayapaan.” – General Emmanuel Bautista, AFP Chief of Staff AFP took part in this year’s Bayani Challenge in Alang-Alang and Palo, Leyte.
SAMAR. Did a 20-km coastal/clean up drive in Marabut, Samar. Our simple way of taking part in raising awareness and sharing the importance of saving our seas this #MonthOfTheOcean!
SAMAR. “Noong bagyong Juan (2010), kami ang dinayo ng mahigit 200 kabataan mula Maynila, ngayon mahigit 20 kaming mga taga-Tumauini, Isabela na handang tumulong sa mga kapwa nating nangangailangan!”
Zamboanga. “Salamat sa kakaibang experience. Dahil sa Zamboanga Bayani Challenge na realized ko ang tunay na worth ko. Aaminin kong naiwan nga ang Zamboanga. Ngunit dahil dito, nabigyan ko ng pagkakataon ang sarili ko na tumulong at mabalikan ang nakalimutan, ang nakaligtaan.
Bayani Challenge Invitation
You are invited to be part of the 1 MILLION volunteers to rebuild Pilipinas this summer at the Bayani Challenge 2014!
To join the Bayani Challenge, it is recommended to go with your barkada or with the company of your family and friends.
Select Five (5) days from April 9 to June 12, and choose from 12 locations where you want to rebuild.
Register online here: http://www.bayanichallenge.com/register
Here are more information about the Bayani Challenge 2014 movement:
@BayaniChallenge 2014: 1M Volunteers rebuild 12 Provinces in 2 Months! #WalangIwanan
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