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The NEDA Region 5, as part of activities in celebration of NEDA’s 45th anniversary, conducted an outreach activity on January 26 in Puro Elementary School in Legazpi City. The school is one of the designated evacuation centers where about 240 evacuees from barangay Padang are staying while Mayon Volcano is showing signs of hazardous eruption. The NEDA employees performed the Tunog ng Progreso dance to the delight of the evacuees who gathered in a covered court of the school. A number of children and their parents joined the NEDAns in the second round of the dance. The employees distributed food packs to the evacuees. The RD and some staff checked the condition of the evacuees and discussed with the camp manager possible assistance particularly on hygiene and sanitation.

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The NRO 5 employees started the weeklong celebration of NEDA’s 45th anniversary by joining the Saturday Zumba session on January 20 where the Tunog ng Progreso was played. The Zumba session is open to the public every Saturday at 6 a.m. at the Legazpi boulevard. The organizer, Mr. Bobby Ala, agreed to include the Tunog ng Progreso in the regular playlist and a number of NRO 5 employees committed to join the Zumba session every Saturday.

On January 22, Director Agnes Espinas-Tolentino led the opening of a photo gallery at the office lobby. It featured photos of past and present NEDAns in action through the years. On January 24, NRO 5 employees offered a thanksgiving mass, presided by Rev. Fr. Rex Paul Arjona, RDC 5 private sector representative

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To cap the weeklong celebration, eighteen (18) NRO 5 employees were awarded with loyalty certificates and gifts in recognition of their continuous and dedicated service of 30 years and above. Among the awardees, Mr. Vicente C.  Macasinag and Ms. Rosemarie O. Buan had the longest service of 38 and 37 years, respectively.

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MDMontecastro, NEDA 5 DRD

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Two Bicolanos Recognized as 2017 Outstanding Volunteers

   The NEDA Region 5 participated in the Paskuhan sa 2nd District (2D) Albay organized by the Team Albay Youth Organization (TAYO) Inc., the Albay second congressional district office headed by Congressman Joey Sarte Salceda, and the Ayala Malls Legazpi. The NEDA personnel gave their computers some rest for them to have fun doing the advocacy dance for the Ambisyon Natin 2040.

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Wearing shirts inscribed with Ambisyon Natin 2040, thirteen NEDA Region 5 personnel danced to the tune of Tunog ng Progreso during the Team Albay Night last December 28, 2017. By way of introduction, the video clip of NEDA Development Information Staff Dir. Nerrisa T. Esguerra, Allan Feliciano, Top Suzara and Thyro was shown.  The Team Albay Night of the month-long Paskuhan sa 2D Albay showcased the talents of the uniformed men, government agencies, non-government and private sector organizations that have served as partners of the second district of Albay and TAYO Inc. in various projects and advocacy activities.

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Two Bicolanos Recognized as 2017 Outstanding Volunteers

   Two Bicolanos, Lowel Andrian M. Solayao, of Pilar, Sorsogon and Jessie T. Abocado of Pamplona, Camarines Sur, were recognized as outstanding volunteers by the National Volunteer Month Steering Committee during the awarding ceremony held on December 15, 2017 at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Ortigas Center, Quezon City.

    The two Bicolano volunteers were among the eight recipients of the national awards for this year.  Mr. Solayao and Mr. Abocado were this year’s awardees for the Individual-Youth and Adult categories, respectively, of the 2017 Search for Outstanding Volunteers.

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