During the PhilCV's 7th Annual Membership Meeting, NEDA Asec. Carlo Abad Santos, Chair,
Multi-Sectoral Advisory Board (MSAB) was invited to give his Keynote Address. He started his talk by acknowledging the PhilCV
Officers, the members’ representatives, the representatives from the PNVSCA,
and the other guests. MSAB Chair
started his talk by sharing this quote “Coming together is a beginning, staying
together is progress, and working together is success” by Henry Ford.
everyone (for its 7th Annual Membership Meeting (AMM), which shows
firm leadership. He acknowledged the progress made in the midst of the
challenging period, being able to manage to come together and celebrate. He
said that PhilCV’s efforts and assistance paved the way to numerous
volunteerism opportunities in the country.
that each one’s participation and passion play vital role in making
volunteerism a means towards achieving resiliency and sustainable development.
Amidst the pandemic, it is worth noting that volunteerism is not just an
emergency response but a cross-cutting strategy to achieve our development
He also emphasized
that Bayahinhan 2.0 - Philippine Standards for Volunteering for Development (PSVD)
will certainly serve as an important guide towards making volunteerism more
momentous to the development agenda of our country. With organizations becoming
more pro-active in extending support and assistance during non-disaster and
emergency response situations, the PSVD will surely help organizations
implement their volunteering activities efficiently and effectively. With PNVSCA’s
vision of creating a society where Filipinos actively participate and volunteer
to be able for every Filipino to achieve to a “Matatag, Maginhawa at Panatag na
Buhay in 2040”. He added that there is a need to strengthen the volunteering
infrastructure by fully mainstreaming volunteerism in all sectors and
leveraging volunteerism to achieve sectoral outcomes, such as in the fields of
science and technology and training particularly micro, small and medium enterprises.
PhilCV to complement the development and promotion of the Philippine Standards
for Volunteering for Development with the development thrusts of the
government. He said that the government acknowledge
and appreciate PhilCV’s efforts and mechanisms to upgrade the capacities of
volunteer-involving organizations, to widen partnerships between and among
private and public sectors, to institutionalize knowledge management and
knowledge sharing among stakeholders, to conduct advocacy activities and to
harness relevant technologies. He encouraged everyone to continue to spark hope
and work together to create solutions as we respond to the challenges of the
Three new member organizations were welcomed and took oath as Member of PhilCV, namely:
Foundation for the Development of Agusanons, Inc
Ilawan Center for Volunteerism & Leadership
MSC Center for the Poor - Butuan
Chair Max Ventura served as the Administering Officer. After the Membership
Pledge, he welcomed the new members to the coalition, the PhilCV, expressed his
gratitude for having new members from Mindanao.
The Philippine Standards for Volunteering for Development (PSVD) was launched followed by the President's Report (Camille Buenaventura), Treasurer's Report (Phoebelyn Carrera) and Five (5) Year Strategic Plan for PhilCV's Members inputs and comments.
PNVSCA Director Donald Gawe gave a brief Closing Message. He thanked PhilCV for
inviting PNVSCA to its 7th Annual Membership Meeting. He’s glad that
PhilCV is on the right track and he’s happy to witness how active PhilCV is.
He acknowledged the work entails for the partnerships, and he informed that PNVSCA is currently
reviewing MOU with PhilCV and will soon incorporate their inputs and they hope
it will be signed immediately. He also invited PhilCV for a bilateral meeting to
plan out activities for the upcoming NVM. He’s looking into something grand that
probably we can do with all the regions in the country, probably a launch with
Regional Development Councils, to probably launch the Philippine Standard for
Volunteering for Development.