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- Noche Buena (Bon Appetit!)

List of Classified Caves


Volunteers “The road to success is not crowded. Because while most are looking for ways to take, the truly successful people are finding ways to give. With a giving attitude, every situation is an opportunity for success.” – Author unknown Reports had it that the death toll in the Mindanao flooding reached more than one thousand and still counting. Secretary of Interior and Local Governments Jesse Robredo said he was happy with the response of the private sector in the floods of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro. As fast as news reports of the Mindanao tragedy were updated, donors started donating medicine and food, launched relief operations, non-government organizations sent doctors and forensic medical examiners, and people from all over wanted to volunteer and help in every way they can. In an individualistic and self-centered society, volunteerism such as what has been happening recently in Mindanao is an exceptional and an isolated gesture of unselfish neighborliness. Definitely, in most third world communities, reciprocal self-help is fundamental to the continued existence of rural communities. This was commonly seen in farmers in the barrios who help each other bring in harvests, assist in the construction of houses, transfer the same houses from one site to another thru the bayanihan way, cooperate in maintaining roads, among other activities. In the 19th Century, population growth and urbanization, industrialization, and the use of money as the means of trade and exchange weakened and diluted mutual assistance and community cooperation. However, volunteerism came back in the early 20th Century in answer to the devastation wrought by the First World War, when former soldiers who were former enemies decided to volunteer and reconstruct a village that was destroyed in their war that cost more than a million lives. Comparably indeed, war devastations and natural destructions bring misery that needs company. That cooperative volunteerism displayed by former soldiers who were former enemies resulted to the creation of the first international voluntary service movement.

Jennileyn

From that time on, volunteerism wore many masks. It built friendships across continents, provided jobless people useful social work in exchange for food and shelter, it reached out to the poorest of the poor anywhere in the world. And so, the US Peace Corps Volunteers, British Volunteer Program, the Japanese Overseas Volunteer Corps, among others, were born and recognized by the UN Volunteers Program. Among them, the biggest humanitarian movement called the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement was founded to have today an estimated number of 100 million volunteers, roughly more than the population of the Philippines. It was organized to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering, without any discrimination based on nationality, race, sex, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. The rest is history, with arguments taking place while friendships were formed, and volunteers traveling from the East to the West and North to South. Another unknown writer once said “volunteers are seldom paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless. Since then, volunteerism has taken many forms and has involved a wide range of people. It has been involved in medicine, emergency rescue, and response to a natural disaster, extinguishing fire, education, environmental protection, community service, orphanage work, donating cash, cultural heritage, social justice, rural and human development, and even free legal assistance. The volunteerism of Mother Theresa has inspired people to emulate her so that most of the volunteers from more developed countries in the West choose the Third World such as India, Africa and Southeast Asia as their volunteering destinations. December is the month of volunteers, but it is not the reason why we make special mention of them in this editorial. It is because volunteers are always remembered for their deeds. To quote Scholar-Teacher and Boy Scout administrator Forest E. Witcraft, he once said: "one hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of house you lived in... what kind of car you Cimatu, PDI - North drove... what your bank balanceFrank was... but what will matter mostLuzon is that Bureau you were important in the life of a child.” May you all have a blessed Christmas. – marchfianza777@yahoo.com

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Barangay Outreach program at Brgy. Lacong, San Gabriel, La Union with the initiative of DMMMSU-MLUC staff and students

RDRRMC-2 reviews annual accomplishments on disaster related events in 2011 at Ivory hotel, Tuguegarao City


Lubenas ning Pasku or Parade of Lanterns, Angeles City, Pampanga

Christmas Carols Around the World and gift giving in partnership with the City Government with the different foreign community groups at SM City Baguio


, PIO-CMO


, NEDA-CAR


,PDI


s c i t s i t a t S by: BAS/DA


Ilocos Norte Crime Statistics

National Statistical Coordination Board


TV Program over Iloco heritagez Channel (IHC) 16

Dec. 19

7:30 am

Ilocos Sur Infocen's “Issue lang walang personalan”

Dec.19

8:00 am

over SKYCABLE Ilocos Norte Infocen's “Morning Sky” Television Program

Dec. 19

8:00 am

Laoag City Staff Meeting

Dec. 19

2:00 pm

Vigan City Council Session

Dec. 19

Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Pangasinan) Regular Session

Dec. 19

Regional School's Press Conference (Secondary Level) Pangasinan Infocen's Media in Action Forum

Dec. 19

TV Program over Iloco heritageChannel (IHC) 16

7:30 am

Ilocos Sur Infocen's “Issue lang walang personalan”

Dec.2

8:00 am

over SKYCABLE Ilocos Norte Infocen's “Morning Sky” Television Program

Dec. 20

8:00 am

Bagnet Festival in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur

9:00 am

NSO' Regional Data Dissemination for the 2009 Annual

Dec. 20

Dec. 20

Program over DZMQ

Pangasinan Infocen's “Pantongtongan Tayo” Radio

Dec. 20

2:00 pm

Sangguniang Panlungsod (Vigan City) Regular Session

Dec. 20

2:00 pm

Ilocos Sur's Board Member Regular Session

Dec.20

3:00 pm

Ilocos Norte Infocen's “PIA HOUR” Radio Program over

Dec. 21

7:30 am

TV Program over Iloco Ilocos Sur Infocen's “Issue lang walang personalan” Channel (IHC) 16

Dec. 21

8:00 am

over SKYCABLE Ilocos Norte Infocen's “Morning Sky” Television Program

Dec. 21

3:00 pm

Ilocos Norte Infocen's “PIA HOUR” Radio Program over

Dec. 21

3:00 pm

Danggayan Forum at DWLU, San Fernando City

heritage

Pangasinan Infocen's Media in Action Forum Ilocos Sur Infocen's “Issue lang walang personalan”

Dec.22

8:00 am

over SKYCABLE Ilocos Norte Infocen's “Morning Sky” Television Program

3:00 pm

DWFB Ilocos Norte Infocen's “PIA HOUR” Radio Program over

Dec. 23

Pangasinan Infocen's Coverage of SK and Employees

Dec. 23

7:30 am 8:00 am

Ilocos Sur Infocen's

over SKYCABLE Ilocos Norte Infocen's “Morning Sky” Television Program

Dec. 24

12:30 pm 8:00 am

December 14

31st Pag-Ibig Fund anniversary, turn-over of the 28 computer units to selected public elem. school

December 15-17

DepEd Regional Schools Press Conference (RSPC) Elementary and Secondary, Gattaran, Cagayan. RD Licas as evaluator on News Writing, Editorial Writing, Feature Writing, and Copy and Headline Writing.

December 16

Christmas Party with Nueva Vizcaya Press Club

December 16, 9AM

Forum on Free Trade Agreements dubbed as “Doing Business in Free Trade Areas I-Market Approach”, Brickstone Mall, Tuguegarao City.

December 20

Regional OTOP Fiesta Trade Fair, Theme: “Proud Ako Sa OTOP Ko…Kaagapay Ko Ito” Brickstone Mall, Tug. City

December 21, 9am

Regional Risk Reduction and Management Council 2 4th quarter meeting, Ivory Hotel, Tug. City

Every Monday

Fiesta)

TV Program over Iloco heritage Ilocos Sur Infocen's “Issue lang walang personalan”

Dec. 25

Orientation/Consultative Meeting on the renewed campaign in preventing fireworks-related injuries, DOH Conference Hall, Carig, Tuguegarao City.

December 20, 8:30 am Regional Nutrition Committee 4th quarter meeting, Kainang Pilipino Tug. City

heritage Channel (IHC) 16 “Issue lang walang personalan” TV Program over Iloco

Pangasinan Infocen's Coverage of Barangay Night (City

Dec. 24

DTI – One Town One Product (OTOP) meeting, DTI Cagayan

December 14, 8AM

Night (City Fiesta)

Dec. 23 7:30 pm

December 13, 9AM

TV Program over Iloco heritage Channel (IHC) 16

7:30 am

Dec. 22

Regional Population Executive Board (RPEB) Regional Inter-Collegiate Population Debate, Crown Hotel, Tug. City

DWFB

Dec. 22

Dec. 22

December 12, 1PM

December 14, 8:30AM RGIN-TWG workshop, NEDA, Tug. City

DWFB

School, San Fernando City Rang-ay iti Barangay Program in Cadaclan Central

Dec. 21

Regional Multi-sectoral Forest Protection Committee 4th Quarter Meeting, DENR, Tug. City

Survey of Phil. Business and Industry

Dec.20

Dec. 21

December 12, 1PM

DZTP Ilocos Sur Infocen's “Arimbangaw” Radio Program over Ilocos Sur Infocen's “Nia't Makunam Kaillian Radio Program

- Cover- Isabela Sangguniang Panlalawigan session

Channel (IHC) 16

Every Tuesday - Tipon-Tipan sa PIA, 9-10 am

over DWRS

- Tungtongan Ti Tribu Biskayano, 2 pm

3 Decr 19 – 22

computer and Free Christmas gift training program on e, Baguio City Avenu aysay Mags o, Bagui NIIT onic, electr

Dec 21

Kapihan sa Baguio on BENECO Upda Center

Dec 21

Meeting on Save Balili River Updates,

Dec 23

Krizcos costume play by Kawaii Kazok Baguio C ity

Dec 27

tes, PIA Training

PIA Training Center u, Abanao Square,

s of the 2009 Annual Data Dissemination Forum on the result try (ASPBI), Pines Survey of Philippine Business and Indus View Hotel, Legarda Rd., Baguio City

Dec 28

Gymnasium, Magna Carta of Women for all LGU, Open Capitol, La Trinidad, Benguet

Dec 28

Media get-together, PIA Grounds

Every Thursday PIA Hour, DZWT,

uio City

Bonifacio St. Bag


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