As proof that volunteerism plays a significant role in public service, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) welcomed volunteers brought by Globe Telecom, Inc. to the Department’s National Response and Logistics Management Service (NRLS) in Pasay City on Tuesday, July 31, to help repack relief supplies.
In a short program, NRLMS OIC-Division Chief for Production Management Division Eunice Angcao expressed gratitude to Globe on behalf of DSWD.
“This is an evidence that private corporations and the civil society can contribute to public service,” Angcao said.
She added, “Kapag nagtutulungan ay mas mapapadali po natin ang trabaho at maipahatid ang tulong doon sa mga nangangailangan ( If we join hands we can make things easier and faster and sure enough we can deliver help to those who need it).”
For her part, Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications, Yoly Crisanto, shared that
Globe’s volunteerism advocacy is anchored on the Time Please program which is part of the company’s collaboration with Disney Philippines. The target of the Time Please campaign is to get 10 million hours of volunteer work.
“I believe that Globe and DSWD have long been partners in terms of relief operations. In terms of volunteerism, what we are doing today, which we are calling as the Time Please program is we are trying to involve everyone to share an act of kindness,” Crisanto said.
In line with the Time Please advocacy, Globe invited the reservists from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as well as the casts of the upcoming movie Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral to repack goods.
John Arcilla, lead actor of the famed movie Heneral Luna also joined the group.
The group was able to repack 3,900 family food packs that will be sent to ‘Habagat’-affected areas.
DSWD Secretary Virginia N. Orogo said that this is the kind of partnership that we seek today. We thank Globe, the AFP reservists, and the artists for rendering volunteer work. We call on those who have the resources and the time to partake in public service in any way they can.” ###