Since 2006, millions of volunteers have heeded the call for massive displays of bayanihan on-ground during the Bayani Challenge, the largest volunteer event in the country which continue to inspire, plant hope and end poverty.

Bayani Challenge is a yearly summer activity where Filipinos where encouraged to build communities and foster relationships through planting trees, building homes, repairing schools, health missions, paraisong pambata activities, youth conferences, sports programs, clean-up drives and many more.

Through disasters and armed conflict, together we have rebuilt homes and multi-purpose halls, cared for the environment, empowered communities and the youth, and inspired love for country. Last April 20-24, 2016 almost 800 volunteers composed of foreigners, young professionals , students and soldiers, gathered for another Bayani Challenge in three municipalities of Nueva Ecija namely Llanera, Jaen and Cabaio.

The first three days, the activities were more on house builds and storytelling. HOPE Conference 2016 culminated on Saturday and Sunday, a simultaneous workshop that covers, photo journalism, broadcasting, Public Speaking, Music and Story Telling conducted by different groups like HOPE Inc and CNN Philippines. The 5 day event was supported by Microsoft, DirectLife, Civil Relations Service Armed Forces of the Philippines, National Youth Congress 2013 and HOPE Inc and other partner organizations. [IDG/Photos by Cpl Concepcion]