Global Peace Festival Philippines Foundation, Inc. (GPFFP) started in 2008 when the Founder and Chairman of the Global Peace Foundation, Dr. Hyun Jin Moon initiated peace festivals in various countries worldwide. In the Philippines, a 12-city tour was held throughout the country and with that foundation and peace efforts made, the Philippine chapter was established in 2009. GPFF Philippines is the Philippine chapter of an international organizational network, Global Peace Foundation International advocating the promotion of world peace with headquarters in the USA and present in 20 countries around the world such as Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, US, India, etc. The Foundation engages the government, civil society, and private institutions to implement and sustain its programs that lead to the promotion of peace in the country. The VMG, approach and programs of the GPF Phils. needs to be aligned with the GPF International. GPF Philippines submits an annual program and financial audit report to GPF International. The policies and annual budget of the Philippine chapter are also subject for review and approval of GPF International.
In 2009, GPFF Philippines was tasked to hold the first ever Global Peace Convention to serve as a model for other chapters to follow. Upon the completion of all compliances, Board member Mr. Edgardo Castro developed the Harvest of Hope in partnership with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, the Asia Fisheries Academy (AFA) supported by the former Speaker of the House Jose De Venecia. Harvest of Hope is a 10-day training course on aquaculture technologies, started on August 24, 2009 as the first program developed for 240 fisher folks in Mindanao. The project aimed to develop aqua-farming skills among the beneficiaries and help promote peace in the troubled parts of Mindanao.
In 2010, the foundation continued its efforts from the development of programs in 2009. The first Executive Director of the foundation was appointed in the person of Jose Antonio Morales who focused on monitoring the participants of Harvest of Hope in Mindanao to see the results of the aquaculture training. GPFF added peace education and advocacy programs particularly in the youth sector. Conducted campus peace festivals initially at the University of Makati (UMak). GPF Day was officially adopted by UMak and celebrated annually thereon.