by: Mary Lailani Pitao-Tupaz
NAVAL , Biliran (PIA) – It’s an all systems go for Biliran steering committee for the Philippine Red Cross-Million Volunteer Run3 (PRC-MVR3) set on Sunday, December 13, 2015.
Flordeliza Trani, Biliran Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer and Board of Director of PRC-Leyte Chapter, presided the final meeting of the steering committe on December 10, 2015 to iron out challenges in the preparations as well as other problems that might pop up during the activity.
A nationwide activity dubbed as the country’s biggest run for humanity, the PRC-MVR3 is coordinated among the provincial and municipal local government units (LGUs), Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, Army Reserve Command, Department of Education, Department of Public Works and Highways, Naval State University, Philippine Information Agency, Naval Water District, sports enthusiasts of Biliran, and other concerned agencies and organizations.
The provincial and municipal LGUs take charge of the registration of participants; PNP, BFP, and ARESCOM serve as marshal, sweepers, and pacers during the fund run; DedEd and NSU for the warm-exercises and Zumba before the run; PIA for documentation; NWD for the water stations installed in every kilometer distance; and the sports enthusiasts group for the briefing before the run.
The five-kilometer fund run starts at 4:00 o’clock in the morning for the briefing and warm-up exercises at the provincial capitol compound. The run starts at 5:00 o’clock from the capitol grounds to P. Inocentes and Castin Streets going to Brgy. Atipolo highway as its turning point and back to the capitol grounds for a short program.
Congressman Rogelio Espina of the lone district of Biliran is expected to shot the starting gun to signal the start of the run.
Runners and hikers are expected to be at the finish area at 7:00 o’clock.
More than a hundred volunteers have already registered with the Biliran PSWDO to join the run, Trani informed.
Being the umbrella chapter, representatives from PRC-Leyte chapter are also expected to join the run in Naval, Biliran, and orient Biliran participants on the significance of the Philippine Red Cross, as its member, volunteer, and donor.
Proceeds of the PRC-MVR3 in Biliran province goes to the PRC-Leyte Chapter fund where Biliran currently attached. The money generated from the run on Sunday, December 13 becomes part of the fund readily available to respond to communities and people in distress. # (PIA 8 Biliran)