Honor the Past, Imagine the Future: The Value of One Peso

“It is more blessed to give than to receive”. — Acts 20:35

Giving to others increases your capacity for love. It makes you realize that even if you don’t have much, you have enough to share with others. Donating a little bit of money or time may not seem like much. But if your donation is joined with others, it becomes something much bigger.

Last June 2017, Cheanie Tan-Salacop called for donations via her Facebook account, either in cash or in kind, to help thousands of internally displaced persons who evacuated from the war-torn city — Marawi.


Donations in kind: June 11, I was able to come up with three boxes loaded with used clothing from my wardrobe and in June 22, I received seven sacks of donations from Mam Analiza Boroy’s online store (owner of Lirace Shoppe).

The gunbattle began after government troops raided the hideout of Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon in Marawi City. The historic city has been left in ruins. With the city destroyed, residents are unable to return home. Basic sanitation facilities, food, and medical supplies are limited.

More than four months since the clash erupted, various organizations continues to work alongside with government agencies, humanitarian groups, and local partners to respond to the immediate needs of the displaced families. However, there is still much more to be done and more families who need assistance.


Last week of October 2017, I came across Mariel Padilla’s account in Instagram (@marieltpadilla), a post showing that we can do more to help meet the needs of those affected by the crisis in Marawi City. (Photo Credit: Mariel Padilla’s Instagram)

My family decided to donate some money to Liwanag ng Kapayapaan Foundation Inc. to show the people of Marawi some love.

If you have children, donating will show them you care about others and want to make the world a better place. If you involve your children, you will instill a desire to share and serve that will last throughout their lives.


A. One-Time Donation
When you make a one-time or single donation, you’re helping Liwanag ng Kapayapaan Foundation Inc.’s current programs moving forward smoothly.


Name of Bank: Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank)
Account Name: Liwanag ng Kapayapaan Foundation Inc.
Checking Account Number: 4377437906480 (Metrobank Fairview Regalado)


(Note: A minimum of fifty pesos (P50.00) for any regional interbranch deposit fee.)

For every Filipino who signs up as Kasamaka via Kasamaka.com or text KKK to 292901555. One peso (P1.00) will be donated to the fund on their behalf.



What’s one peso to you? To the people of Marawi City it is everything. Just imagine, if we can all donate one peso and the difference it would make for the people of Marawi. A small donation can go a long way. Let’s help the children and families displaced by the crossfire.




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