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.

05 June 2013

An Art Festival for Peace

“Having a disability... is not a hindrance to do good, to serve these children and to be an instrument of peace” -Baldwin Kho

The Third Kapayapaan International Children’s Art Festival opened on 29 May 2013 at the Kaisa Heritage Center, Intramuros, Manila, with Teacher Baldwin as the opening speaker. The event also marked the 20th year of Teacher Baldwin as an art teacher, peace advocate and mentor to both children with and without disabilities.
From L-R: PWA Muneer Peña, ASP National President Ms. Janette Peña, Tacher Baldwin Kho, Thea and Mili Peña and National Treasurer Ms. Evelyn Go

The festival started in 2009 aims to promote world peace through visual arts. It gathered art pieces made by children from the Philippines and around the world. The pieces which conveyed messages of peace are exhibited for several days at the KAISA center for the public viewing.

Ms. Mary Janette Peña, ASP president, Mr. Rachy Cuna, visual artist and floral architect of the Philippines, Ms. Nina Yuson, president of Museo Pambata and Ms. Teresita Ang. See were among the guests of honor. Ms. Evelyn Go, ASP Treasurer and Executive Director Ranil Sorongon were also in attendance.

Teacher Baldwin has been a regular benefactor of Autism Society Philippines. He donated some of his paintings to ASP to raise funds. He joins the annual Angels Walk for Autism and also serves as a judge for the annual on-the-spot painting art contest during National Autism Consciousness Week.


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