Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mahinog Response 143 celebrates its 8th founding anniversary

Mahinog Response 143 on June 26 celebrated its 8th founding anniversary with a theme: "LUV Can make 8".

The group was formed in June 28, 2002, following the November 7, 2001 typhoon Nanang tragedy that killed over 200 people in Camiguin.

It was organized under the four principles of Love, Unity, Volunteerism and Commitment. Its motto is "serving people, saving lives."

Response 143 has been in the community as a volunteer that assist in all phases of disaster preparedness, response, relief, recovery, and mitigation. It is composed of 190 members/volunteers all from Mahinog.

The group was the two times winner of Gawad KALASAG in 2008 and 2007, as Outstanding Volunteer Organization in Region X, given by the National Disaster Coordinating Council-NDCC. In 2006, the group also won the outstanding volunteer association award in region ten sponsored by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Philippine National Volunteer Service Association (PNVSA).

Its current Chairman is Kaiser A. Abao.

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