Gerald, Anne take oath as peace ambassadors

Posted at 09/14/12 12:50 PM

Photo by Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News

MANILA, Philippines - Gerald Anderson, Anne Curtis and a handful of other celebrities took their oath on Friday as the country's peace ambassadors.

They took their oath during the launch of the "I am for Peace" campaign, a major project of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).

The event, held in Malacañang, was attended by President Benigno Aquino III.

PNoy w/ peace ambassador Gerald Anderson. Photo by Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News

Anderson, who grew up in General Santos City, said he is willing to visit conflict-affected areas in Mindanao to promote peace.

Aside from Anderson and Curtis, other personalities who were named National Peace Ambassadors include actress Megan Young and actor Mikael Daez; social media star Ramon Bautista; singer-songwriters Noel Cabangon and Ebe Dancel; Moro artist Datu Khomeini Bansuan; singers Christian Bautista, Karylle, Sam Concepcion, and Gloc-9; fashion designers Arnold Galang and JC Buendia, representing the Fashion Design Council of the Philippines; comedians Kiray and Igi Boy; and TV host Rovilson Fernandez.

Filipino rapper apl.de.ap, member of the Grammy-award winning group Black Eyed Peas has also been tapped by the Palace to promote the "I am for Peace" campaign as a National Peace Ambassador. -- With a report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News