PNVSCA to gather LGUs in NCR to promote volunteerism
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05 May 2017 PNVSCA to gather LGUs in NCR to promote volunteerism

The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) will gather officers from Local Government Units in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Tuesday to promote volunteerism as a tool for development and to consult them for the formulation of a national policy and action agenda on volunteerism.

PNVSCA Executive Director Joselito C. de Vera said the forum will also serve as a platform to discuss existing volunteer programs and new initiatives that their particular LGU could implement in order to contribute to the achievement of development goals of the government.

“Through this forum, we could also generate ideas from the LGUs in the National Capital Region their visions for the voluntary sector,” Director de Vera added.

Local Governments of Caloocan, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Las Piñas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig, Valenzuela and Quezon City have already confirmed attendance of their City Planning and Development Officers, Disaster Risk Officers, Social Welfare Officers and focal persons in charge of volunteering programs to the ‘Forum on Volunteerism: A Vision for the Future,’ which will be held in BSA Twin Towers Hotel in Mandaluyong City.

Representatives from National Economic and Development Authority, Department of the Interior and Local Government- NCR, Bureau of Local Government Department, Local Government Academy and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will also attend the forum.

The PNVSCA is also conducting series of forum and focus group discussions in the National Capital Region, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to generate ideas among participants on how volunteerism can support the Philippine Development Plan 2017- 2022.

The PNVSCA is the government agency mandated to promote and coordinate volunteer programs and services in the Philippines. PNVSCA closely works with other government agencies, non-government organizations, the academe, the corporate group, the media and other partners in converging and linking the different volunteering efforts and resources so that they are aligned with national priorities and assist especially the marginalized sectors and communities. PNVSCA takes the lead in advocating and recognizing the contributions of volunteers to nation-building and international cooperation.

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