Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sec. Coloma to keynote Bohol
Bayani kickoff rites tomorrow

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, April 08, 2014 (PIA)--Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. will keynote the simple kickoff rites of the Bayani Challenge 2014 tomorrow, April 9.

In commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan tomorrow, Bohol will rise up to the call of heroism through volunteerism with the Bohol Bayani Challenge launch.

Gov. Edgar Chatto will lead the provincial, city and national government officials and staff, NGOs and civil society on the launching ceremonies at 4:00 p.m. at the CPG Sports Complex in Tagbilaran City.

This will be after the Bohol Bayani Challenge Walk wherein the different sectors will be mobilized at the grandstand from three starting points: in Plaza Rizal, F. Rocha Street and at the Tagbilaran City Pier, where they will have assembled at 3:00 p.m.

With the theme “Walang Iwanan,” this year’s Bayani Challenge will be gathering one million volunteers across 12 provinces — Aklan, Antique, Bohol, Capiz, Cebu, Eastern Samar, Iloilo, Leyte, Negros Occidental, Palawan, Samar, and Zamboanga — to rebuild homes and schools, plant trees, conduct clean-up drives and health missions, and invest time with kids for nine full weeks beginning April 12 and will culminate on June 12, Araw ng Kalayaan.

This is spearheaded by Pilipinas Natin, in partnership with Gawad Kalinga, the biggest bayanihan event the world has ever seen will have served 5 million families this year. (PIA7-Bohol/ECB)

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