The Universal Peace Federation (UPF), an NGO holding a general consultative status with the United Nations, spearheaded the One Million Rally of Hope Philippines this weekend. The virtual gathering is a call for collective prayers for greater hope, peace and solidarity during these difficult times

. The program is set from 3:00-5:00PM (PH time) on Saturday, February 6. The theme is “One Million People Praying for the Healing of the Nation and the World.”

In an interfaith gathering, millions of Filipinos and global citizens are joining forces to pray for the world’s healing in the midst of this pandemic and raise awareness on Mother Earth’s healing.

This event also aims seek help for all the families and communities displaced by the various calamities that swept the nation. Through an online campaign, the intent is to rally for more support for communities to rise again. Another project that will be highlighted is the campaign to support the “Billion Tree Planting and Growing Project.” This will be conducted in partnership with the national and local government units.

A consistent sub-theme of all four Rally of Hope events, as well as UPF’s World Summit series, is that of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universal values. Respectively, it means an economy of parity shared interdependently, a governing system that is transparent and participatory, and a common set values based on the extended family. UPF is committed to abolishing racial discrimination, eradicating poverty and starvation, and ending religious conflict.

Featured speakers include:

  • Hon. Jose De Venecia, Jr., Five- Time Speaker of the House, House of Representatives, Philippines(1992-1998, 2001-2008)
  • H.E. Megawati Soekarnoputri – The 5th President of the Republic of Indonesia
  • H.E. SitivenieLigamamadaRabuka– Prime Minister, Republic of Fiji (1992-1999)
  • H.E. Angelika HalaevaluMatt’aahoNapua- O – Kalani Tuku’aho –Princess of the Kingdom of Tonga
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The co-founder of UPF, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, also called the Mother of Peace has been a featured speaker at all Rally of Hope events including this one.

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The youth creativity and dynamism will also be featured in a segment called S!NERGY which is a speech competition of students. The winner of the recent Asia Pacific S!NERGY competition organized by the International Association of Youth and Students for Peace, will take part in the online event.

In addition to featuring prominent global leaders, there will be world-class entertainment from local artists Jed Madela, 4th Impact, Ms.Gerphil Flores, Reo Brothers, Baliktanaw Dance Company and the Philippine Meistersingers. Messages of hope from famous personalities will also be featured in the online event.

About UPF

The Universal Peace Federation and its global network of Ambassadors for Peace apply moral and spiritual principles to the tasks of resolving conflict and reconciling the divided human family. TheUPF’s global network is one of the world’s largest and most diverse networks of peace leaders whocome from all walks of life, representing many races, religions, nationalities, and cultures.

The event will be televised and livestreamed by the flagship government station, PTV4. There will also be livestreaming in various social media platforms.

The public may register to attend the rally live at: www.rallyofhope-asia.org

Or via the event’s official FB page:  www.facebook.com/rallyofhopeph