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Highlights of the 12th NGO PO Week in Iloilo (December 1-7, 2011)

With financial assistance from the Provincial Government of Iloilo under Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr., the week-long celebration of the 12th NGO PO Week was successfully done as planned.

Bishop Leocito Gabo, professor of the College of Social Work and Community Development UP Diliman, stresses his point during the forum


The opening program was held at Central Philippine University after the motorcade around the city starting from the New Provincial Capitol Ground.

Part of the program was a forum related to the theme with panelists from government agency and non-government organizations.

CPU Social Work students render a musical number during the Opening Program

It was co-sponsored by the Department of Social Work, Central Philippine University (CPU)

Bro. Edwin Arana, ICON 1st VP, answers questions from the participants while the other panelists wait for their turn. With Bro. Edwin are Jairus Broce of Signpost, Intl., Alma Jornadal and Breccio Ostan from DSWD Regional office

ICON Gen Sec Bro. Andrew Escuban and Retired P/Inspector Erna Foerster, PALI adviser prepare for the Opening of Photo Exhibit at Amigo Plaza Mall. With them are Georie Pitong, ICON VP for POs and Debbie, a volunteer.

The second day witnessed the Opening of Photo Exhibit at Amigo Plaza Mall with Photo Artist League of Iloilo taking the lead.

Next day, Mangrove planting was simultaneously conducted in Leganes and North Baluarte, Iloilo City. The activity was co-sponsored by Freedom from Debt Coalition-Iloilo and Signpost, International. It was participated in by RISE, I STAND, Signpost, and NSTP-Literacy Training Service of Central Philippine University.

On December 4, an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service was held at Jaro Biscocho Haus led by the Development Advocates and Workers Network (DAWN). The following day, DAWN sponsored a Gift Giving at MV Hechanova in Leganes.

Pastor Luel Declarador opens the forum with an invocation.

A Forum on Volunteerism was conducted at the 5th Floor Conference Room, New Provincial Capitol Bldg. on the 6th day of the celebration.

UP Prof. Ruben Gamala, ICON Board, serves as resource person in the forum at the New Provincial Capitol

It was well attended by Social Work students and Community Development student of CPU and Western Visayas College of Science and Technology, respectively. Other participants came from John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University and non-government organizations. The forum was co-sponsored by Volunteer Organizations, Information, Communication Exchange (VOICE)-Visayas and Junior Social Workers Association.

YMCA Coordinator Eleazar Blando, panelist, receives his certificate of appreciation from Bro. Edwin Arana

The Culminating Activity was held at Henry Luce III Library, CPU. Co-sponsored by the Office for Student Affairs, CPU, the Capability Building Seminar on Project Proposal was similarly well attended by student leaders and ICON member organizations.

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