The Pangasinan State University, avowed as a paragon of volunteerism, participated in the training-workshop spearheaded by the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) and the Provincial Government of Pangasinan.
PSU, together with Local Government Units (LGUs), regional line agencies and civic society groups attended the Institutionalization of Volunteerism as a Development Strategy training-workshop on May 4 at the Restaurant Building of Narciso Sports complex, Lingayen.
The training workshop aimed to emphasize that the inculcation of volunteerism as a way of life shall rekindle in every Filipino the time-honored tradition of Bayanihan to foster social justice, solidarity and sustainable development as stated in Republic Act 9418 or also known as ‘Volunteer Act’.
Officials of the PNVSCA served as keynote speakers.
Representing Governor Ramon ‘Mon-Mon’ V. Guico III was Special Assistant Von Mark Mendoza welcoming attendees and sharing that Pangasinan is poised to become a hub of volunteerism in the coming years.
Meanwhile PSUnians present in the event were the Director for Extension Dr. Armando Junio, Director for Innovation Support Dr. Jeff Pereyras, Director for Gender and Development Office Dr. Romary Lincod, and some University coordinators and faculty members.
In a society where almost every service is tied to monetary funding, PSU led by President Dr. Elbert M. Galas, stands out by holding a strong principle of volunteerism as an answer to national development and international understanding.