22 years of service Ugnayan ng Pahinungod
22 years of service Ugnayan ng Pahinungod
22 years of service Ugnayan ng Pahinungod
Calauan
Calauan
Graduation
Graduation
Walking across rice fields at Padre Burgos, Quezon Province.
Senior volunteers in action.
Review for College Entrance Test and Career Orientation (RECET) at Cabanatuan Nueva Ecija.
Prof. Lubuguin teaching English at Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro.
Flying paper airplanes with FEU volunteers at Bitin elementary school.
Storytelling with props at Bangyas Elementary School.
Immersion Program: Mayoyao, Ifugao in partnership with UP Manila Pahinungod.

Volunteerism

PAHINUNGOD POSITION ON THE DISCUSSION ON VOLUNTEERISM VERSUS COMMUNITY IMPACT AS PRIORITY OF PUBLIC SERVICE

No expressed provision of RA 9418: An Act Institutionalizing a Strategy for Rural Development, Strengthening Volunteerism and For Other Purposes (Volunteer Act of 2007) is necessarily in conflict with RA 9500: An Act to Strenghten UP as a National University in letter or spirit. An interpretation towards striking a balance between promoting volunteerism and evaluating social impact is therefore reasonable.

RA 9418 aims to promote the participation of various sectors of the Filipino society in public and civic affairs and “adopt and strengthen the practice of volunteerism as a strategy in order to attain national development and understanding” (Sec. 2)

Furthermore, Sec. 4, Definition of terms provides: 

(a)    “Volunteerism” refers to an act involving a wide range of activities, including traditional forms of mutual aid and development interventions that provides an enabling and empowering environment both on the part of the beneficiary receiving and the volunteer rendering the act, undertaken for reasons arising from sociodevelopmental, business or corporate orientation, commitment or conviction, for the attainment of public good, where monetary and other incentives or reward are not the primary motivating factor.

(b)   “Volunteer” refers to an individual or group who for reasons arising from their sociodevelopmental, business and corporate orientation. commitment or conviction, contribute time, service and resources whether in full-time or part-time basis to a just and essential social development cause, mission or endeavor in the belief that their activity is mutually meaningful and beneficial to public interest as well as to themselves.  

 

Bahay ng Pahinungod

University of the Philippines Los Baños
College, Laguna 4031, Philippines
Tel. No. (049) 536-0505
Email: pahinungod@uplb.edu.ph