SOV 2019 deadline of nominations extended

Stray dogs-- The municipality of Sablan in Benguet has been declared under state of emergency relative to the reported positive cases of rabid dogs. The municipal government has reported at least 5 cases of rabies after being bitten by dogs since January this year. In photo are stray dogs, seen as among the causes of rabies in Sablan. **RMC PIA-CAR

BAGUIO CITY– Nominations for the Search for Outstanding Volunteers 2019 will still be accepted until August 15, 2019 .
The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) has extended the deadline from July 15 to August 15 to give the public more time to submit nominations.
The SOV aims to recognize the contributions of individuals and organizations currently providing volunteer assistance for development and inclusive growth. There are two award categories – the Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award (VLAA) and the National Outstanding Volunteer Award (NOVA).
The search is open to individuals and organizations currently providing volunteer assistance in the Philippines. Individuals of Filipino citizenship; Filipino or local chapters of foreign/international non-profit organizations; and Filipino or local chapters of foreign/international corporate organizations are entitled to join the SOV.
The VLAA is awarded to an individual or organization with consistent and outstanding volunteer service and whose achievement is regarded as an inspiration and role model in the field
Individuals or organizations with exceptional contribution to the development agenda of the government resulting in positive outputs of volunteerism may be conferred the NOVA.
Nominations should be submitted on or before August 15, 2019 to the Regional Search Committee (RSC) chaired by the National Economic and Development Authority.
Information on how to participate and nominate to the SOV, including the RSC directory, is available at www.pnvsca.gov.ph and the agency’s Facebook page: www. facebook.com/PNVSCA
The public can also contact the NEDA – CAR at (074) 442-3232 or send queries to car@neda.gov.ph.).
Winners will be awarded during the celebration of the National Volunteer Month in December.
Since 2001, 147 volunteers and volunteer organizations have been recognized by the national government through the SOV. The Search has served as a venue to celebrate the significant contributions of volunteers from various sectors fir the improvement of the lives of countless Filipinos. **JDP/MAWC – PIA CAR

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