Her] long years of involvement as a volunteer and official of the Philippine National Red Cross provided the organization with a leadership steeped in values and sensitivity to people," the PNVSCA said in a post on its website.
A tireless leader, educator and ambassador of international goodwill, she enabled the formation and training of countless volunteers in the areas of community and humanitarian services that promote protection of human lives and dignity," the PNVSCA said.
The SOV is conducted by the PNVSCA
and the National Volunteer Month Steering Committee (NVM-SC), in cooperation with the Regional Search Committees chaired by the NEDA Regional Offices, the Department of the Interior and Local Government for the National Capital Region and the Regional Planning and Development Office in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
At present, there is inadequate human and financial resources to effectively implement the mandates of PNVSCA since RA 9418 does not provide the source of funding for volunteer programs," said Acosta-Alba, a vice chairperson of the Committee on People's Participation.
Meanwhile, the amendment to Section 9 of RA 9418, pertaining to "Mandates of the PNVSCA," provides that the PNVSCA shall also act as clearinghouse for matters pertaining to local and international volunteer services.