PETA's Lingap Sining Project was established in 2014. The program is geared towards developing safe schools and resilient communities using art and culture-based approaches. It was originally dubbed as a program on “Nurturing Hearts Through the Arts”, as it is primarily engaged in psychosocial support; helping children survivors in communities at risk of natural disasters process their experiences.
In cooperation with the local government units of Palo and Dulag, the Provincial Government of Leyte, and the Department of Education, Lingap Sining has closely worked with families, children, schools to educate and advocate community managed disaster risk reduction using creative and participatory approaches. Today, the campaign continuously creates more awareness for high-risk communities to lower vulnerabilities, strengthen their capacities, and calls for rebuilding towards a sustainable future.
The program is headed by Gail Billones, a senior artist-teacher who has developed and pioneered several advocacy based programs of PETA. She is also an expert in using applied theater approaches for psycho-social relief.