By FFWPU Philippine, Rev. Julius Malicdem, Mr. Leo Angelo Halog and Ms. Jessa Palasan
A 21-Day Divine Principle Leadership Training Workshop held from May 24-June 13, 2016 was concluded last 13th of June in a graduation ceremony held at the National Training Center in Antipolo City in the Philippines. This 21-Day Workshop serves as the preparation to jumpstart the International Leadership Training Program (ILTP) which is a 1 year full-time missionary program for all students in the International Peace Leadership College (IPLC) before they take on their final academic year in the college before graduation. There were 52 participants who completed the workshop, which aside from Divine Principle education included fundraising training, street preaching, Divine Principle lecture contest, Divine Principle test, martial arts training and witnessing. During their witnessing challenge, the group could invite 23 new guests who completed 7-Day DP seminar and currently 7 of them are already undergoing full-time training.
ILTP (I Love True Parents) is a 1-year training program integrated in the college curriculum of the International Peace Leadership College that will help students develop their hearts and will to transform them to become public-minded persons that God and True Parents would expect them to be as future leaders of the world.
During their graduation ceremony held last June 13, 2016, tokens of appreciation were given to the lecturers, Mr. Ritchell Jalipa, Asia Director for Witnessing and Education and to Mrs. Marietes Sato, Education Director of FFWPU Philippines. Rev. Julius B. Malicdem, FFWPU Philippines President gave the Congratulatory message for the graduates and together with Dr. Venus G. Agustin, IPLC President, distributed the certificates and awards. The graduation program became more exciting and meaningful as representative from the participants gave their heartwarming reflections and determination to bring victory in their 1-year full-time training. The participants also had chance to show their learning within the seminar through their very creative presentations. Winners of the Divine Principle Lecture Contest also showed their skills in giving lectures during the graduation program. The graduates also had the opportunity to join in a hoondokhae at the Philippine Headquarters church together with Dr. Chung Sik Yong, the Special Emissary and Continental Director of Asia.
The representative participants including 2 second generation blessed children testified how grateful and blessed they are having True Parents in their lives and learned to value Divine Principle more. Through this 21-day workshop, their understanding about True Parents and the Divine Principle deepened, and confirmed the great power of the Principle as the only weapon to transform this world. And now, they are ready and excited to meet God in the front line and set a strong determination to finish this 1-year training program victoriously and become true leaders in advancing God’s Providence in the future.