Butuan City - Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 13 (CARAGA) officially joined several other government, non-government agencies, academic institutions and other sectors in Butuan City and the Province of Agusan del Norte in the Million Volunteer Run launched by the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) on February 10, 2013.

            With the theme dubbed as “I Choose to Run to Save Lives”, the Million Volunteer Run is a fun run to demonstrate that our country leads in championing the spirit of volunteerism as a means of saving lives. The run kicked off from Butuan City Sports Complex at Brgy. Libertad going to Capitol Grounds of the Province of Agusan del Norte. It was a simultaneous event held at strategic areas all throughout the country.

The proceeds of the funds will go to PNRCs critical humanitarian services. This is to support the country’s need to address disaster preparedness and response, health and welfare, and voluntary blood donation.

Atty. Felixberto L.Guiritan, Chairperson of PNRC – Butuan City and Agusan del Norte Chapter said that the Million Volunteer Run will establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with different sectors in order build a strong community fueled with the fire of volunteerism.

An awarding ceremony to top ten runners who reached the finish line culminated the event. The PNRC-Butuan City and Agusan del Norte Chapter also awarded the agencies, sectors and outstanding individuals who regularly volunteered in donating blood the Red Cross with plaques and certificates. (Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa, LGOO II)

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