BAYANI CHALLENGE 2013 gets support from Nueva Vizcaya youth, LGU exec

February 26, 2013 3:03 am 

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya , Feb. 25 — The BAYANI CHALLENGE 2013 which will be held next month got initial support from the members of the youth organization and a local chief executive in the province.

“We will fully support the event. We are committing 45 teams for the event,” said Emerlyn Jane Galanta, provincial president of the Sangguniang Kabataan(SK) here.

The 45 teams will be composed of 15 – 20 participants per team that will join other volunteers at the convergence site in Dupax del Norte town.

Galanta issued the statement during the BAYANI CHALLENGE youth forum and media launch Saturday at the Ammungan Hall here which was attended by close to a hundred youths, local officials and media practitioners.

Dupax del Norte town mayor Clarita Egmin-Epi also welcomed the participants for the upcoming event.

"We are very glad that our municipality has been chosen as the venue for the volunteerism event. We will do our part in ensuring the success of the project," she said.

The Bayani Challenge 2013 is a project of the Presidential Communications Operations Office through its volunteerism program Pilipinas Natin.

The event which seeks to attract some 2,000 volunteers in the province, features a five-day gathering of volunteers where bayanihan spirit and love for the country are showcased through building of homes, schools, health missions, climate change mitigation activities, among other activities.

Engineer Aileen Ellamil, Gawad Kalinga(GK) provincial head said core shelter housing units will also be built in Dupax del Norte town aside from the housing units within the GK areas.

“These core shelter units will serve as safe haven for villagers living in high risk areas such as near rivers and mountains. These houses will be built to provide them with safe and comfortable abode,” she said. (PNA)

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