The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

06 December 2011

ASP Supporter Awarded Peace Pole

By: Tiffany Tan, ASP Board Secretary

Teacher Baldwin Kho, was recently awarded the Peace Pal International Humanitarian Award in recognition of his volunteer works, especially with children, in keeping the spirit of peace alive in the Philippines. Kho is a visual artist art teacher and mentor to students with autism. He is a frequent supporter of Autism Society Philippines Art Exhibits and Contests.
Teacher Baldwin Kho receives the plaque of recognition from Mario “Toots” Fungo, WPPS Peace Rep.

Instead of flying to New York to personally receive his award on the occasion of the U.N.’s 30th International Peace Day last Sept. 21, he decided to share the honor with his benefactors and supporters last November 26, 2011. The Peace Pole is then permanently posted in the Kaisa Heritage Center in Intramuros, Manila.

Peace Poles are now recognized as the most prominent international symbol and monument to peace. They bear the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in the languages of the world. Other Peace Pole recipients were Mother Theresa, and more recently, presented to His Excellency, Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Philippines, at the EDSA Shrine last February 25, 2011.
Invite Peace Pole Award poster

To witness this momentous occasion were ASP Trustees Evelyn Go (Treasurer), Tiffany Tan (Secretary) and JR Tan, self-advocate person with autism. Kho also dedicated his award to ASP among other organizations during the ceremony. An exhibit of his masterpieces followed and some were raffled off to fund future peace projects of Kho. The event was covered by CHInoy TV.
Peace Pole at Kaisa Heritage Center

Be an Angel for Autism. Donate generously to ASP Programs and Services. Donate to Autism Society Philippines Metrobank Kamias Branch 047-3-04751874-2. Email us at or call 7-903-5496.


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