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Regional directors, representatives of the government agencies, and some private stakeholders together with Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. and other officials witness the inauguration of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Caraga’s new Science and Technology Center, as well as the groundbreaking of its Metrology Laboratory at the Caraga State University (CSU) Campus, Barangay Ampayon, Butuan City headed by Regional Director Lyndo Villacorta. (PIA-Caraga)
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PIA Press Release
Monday, December 05, 2011

More than 500 volunteers run for a cause in Agusan del Sur

by David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Dec. 5 (PIA) -- More than 500 volunteers who joined the “Million Volunteers Fun Run” had made it to the finish line during the five-kilometer run that started at the Naliyagan Plaza in Patin-ay, Prosperidad and ended up in San Francisco, this province.

The fun run was organized by the Philippine Red Cross Agusan del Sur Chapter.

Christyll Basan, PRC Agusan del Sur administrator, said that Red Cross only expected 200 volunteers, but Agusan del Sur PRC chapter have registered 461 adult volunteers and another more or less 60 children volunteers, including the sponsors.

“In order to cope up with the participation requirement, our Board of Directors headed by Rev. Solomon Bilaoen conducted personal solicitations to our friends here in Agusan del Sur for three consecutive Sundays,” Basan said. Among the groups tapped were the business sector, local government units and individuals.

“For the sponsors alone, we have listed 53 business establishment, people’s organizations, private and government offices and generous individuals. All the municipal governments that our BOD visited have also given their share,” Basan said.

The fun run showed that people in Agusan del Sur are united in times of calamity and disaster, said provincial administrator Jesusimo Roquillo. It also gave the message that “we are willing to give…to others without hesitation so that in times of calamity, everyone are equal, and can rely on his fellowmen for help.”

The short program at the finish venue ended up with the drawing of the raffle.

The Philippine Red Cross is known for its seven fundamental principles for humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. (PIA-Agusan del Sur)

 
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