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4 Guimaras 'empowered' women commended for volunteerism

Philippine Information Agency
20 Jan 2021, 18:38 GMT+10

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 20 (PIA) - - Four of its women employees were recently commended by the province of Guimaras for being active stewards of volunteerism.

For the first time, the province nominated and assessed individuals to be Volunteerism Awardees under the Volunteer Program in the Public Sector as per Memorandum Order No. 92 series of 2020. Also, this is an offshoot of the National Volunteer Month celebration last December under the Philippines National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency.

The awardees, who were described by the provincial government as "emplowered," include Amalia B. Gabion, Economist IV of the Provincial Economic Development Office; Ms. Judy Bulquiren, Agriculturist II of the Provincial Office for Agricultural Services; Engr. Shela Rose Buencuchillo, Asst. PGSO of the Provincial General Services Office; and Ms. Shara Vim Vilchez, Administrative Assistant of the Office of the Governor.

The awardees were given Certificates of Commendation by Governor Samuel T. Gumarin to recognize their outstanding extension services and sharing their invaluable efforts as volunteers in different projects and activities in a personal capacity and in collaboration with the civil society and/or private organizations.

Gumarin recognized the said efforts to be contributory to the development of the identified beneficiaries and marginalized sectors where volunteer efforts are focused.

Executive Assistant IV and Volunteer Focal Person Jaypee Kein G. Entredicho said that the program being a novel one to the provincial government as exemplified by the first ever issuance of a memorandum, sustainability is eyed for its functionality and at present internal arrangements and policies are being put in place to rekindle volunteerism in the agency.

He underscored that lobbying for the program to work is being championed to seek logistical and financial commitments as well.

The said personnel have been endorsed to the Provincial Human Resource Management Office and PRAISE Committee to be considered under the Rewards and Recognition Program 2021, according to Entredicho. (Guimaras Information Section/JSC/laf/PIA6 Iloilo)

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