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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

PNVSCA announces 2015 Search for Outstanding Volunteers

By Franklin P. Gumapon

PAGADIAN CITY – Regional Director Teresita Socorro C. Ramos of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)-9 has announced that the Philippine National Volunteer Services Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV).

The SOV, which is a yearly highlight of the National Volunteer Month celebration every December, is open to individuals and organizations providing volunteer assistance in the country.

The search seeks to recognize the exemplary performance and dedication to services of Filipino volunteers across the nation in building strong communities and empowering lives.

“It also serves as a platform for promoting and nurturing volunteerism as a time-enduring tradition and a significant component of the Filipino way of life,” the PNVSCA announcement said.

Nomination forms can be downloaded at and for region 9 the duly accomplished nomination forms shall be submitted to the regional office of NEDA-9 at Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Government Center, Dao, Pagadian City on or before June 30 2015.

It could be recalled that in the 2014 SOV, a certain Mark David O. Cerezo together with his Pinoy Malikhain team emerged as national winner for the individual youth category for conducting stress debriefing to the youth-victims of typhoon Yolanda in Samar and Leyte provinces.

Other winners for the individual category were Datu Lamberto Delfin of Kidapawan City for his outstanding achievements as a culture master and peacemaker and Manuel P. Vallejo of Davao City for his continuous compassion and commitment in volunteering for the youth despite being unreciprocated.

For the “Organization Not-for-Profit” category, the winners were the Kapisanan ng mga may Kapansanan ng Nueva Viscaya, Ugnayan ng Pahinungod of the University of Philippines-Manila and Muntinlupa Junior Rescue Team.