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Nominations for outstanding volunteers in Normin still open

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)--The Regional Search Committee is still accepting nominations for this year's Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV).

The SOV aims to identify and recognize outstanding Filipino volunteers and volunteer organizations for their exemplary performance and achievements in empowering communities and promoting volunteerism as a way of life.

The Philippine National Volunteer Service and Coordination Agency (PNVSCA) organizes it as an annual event every December.

The Award categories are (1) the National Outstanding Volunteer Award (NOVA) for outstanding volunteer individuals and organizations, including corporate volunteering initiatives; and (2) the Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award (VLAA) for those who have engaged in consistent volunteering activities for at least 25 years and attained recognition in the field of volunteerism.

Another recognition is the Special Award for LGU, which is conferred upon a local government unit (LGU) that implements outstanding volunteer programs or initiatives that promote the participation of civil society organizations or volunteer individuals in local governance. However, the submission of nominations for this category will be "by invitation only."

Nominations from Northern Mindanao must be submitted to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)-10 or at The deadline for the submission of the completed nomination form and supporting documents is August 25, 2023.

Nomination forms are available at the PNVSCA website,, or at the NEDA Regional Office 10.

For more information, one may contact Donna Rose B. Khu of NEDA-10 at 0905-035-0391. (APB/PIA-10)

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Apipa Bagumbaran

Assistant Regional Head

Region 10

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