July 14, 2010 – Homer R. Jajalla, Founder and Immediate Past Chair of Mahinog Response 143 will speak at the Regional Symposium on Volunteerism sponsored by the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) in cooperation with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), July 15, 2010, at Pearlmont Inn, Limketkai Drive, Cagayan de Oro City.
He will speak on the topic "Mahinog Response 143: Volunteerism is Love in Motion."
Mahinog Response 143 was the 2006 Regional Qualifier and National Contestant to the Search for Outstanding Volunteers. The SOV honors volunteers and volunteer organizations for their exemplary performance and dedication to volunteer work. It is spearheaded by the PNVSCA in close coordination with the NEDA.
The symposium is part of a nationwide advocacy on volunteerism, as mandated in Republic Act (RA 9418), otherwise known as the “Volunteer Act of 2007,” institutionalizing volunteerism as a strategy for national development and international cooperation.
The forum highlights include presentations on; a) Volunteering for Rural Development: The Volunteers Act of 2007 (RA 9418), b) The National Volunteer Service Program in the Philippines, and c) Volunteering Experience in Region X, among others.