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Ph Search for Outstanding Volunteers 2015 is on

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – The 2015 Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV) is now open for nominations.
Maryanne Darauay, SOV-Regional Search Committee chair and regional director of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), said the annual search aims to recognize individuals and groups whose dedication to service through volunteerism has largely contributed to the development of the communities they work in.
She said all individuals of Filipino citizenship and Filipino volunteer organizations, and local chapters of foreign volunteer organizations that currently provide volunteer assistance in the Philippines are eligible to participate.
The Award categories, she said are (1) National Outstanding Volunteer Award (NOVA) for outstanding volunteer individuals and organizations, including corporate volunteering initiatives, and (2) Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award (VLAA) for those who have consistently engaged in volunteering activities for at least twenty-five (25) years and attained national status and recognition in the field of volunteerism.
She added that individual/s and organization/s with special contribution to volunteerism and have made a difference in the history of Philippine volunteering are also recognized through the Special Citations.

Criselda Cabangon David, a happy mother of two kids, is a full-time Sociologist at the City Government of Lucena, Quezon Province. She is currently the Managing Editor of Ang Diaryo Natin Sunday News, a weekly local community newspaper in the Philippines and an active member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.