Region XII to host 14th National VLAP/IFYE National Convention, Community Immersion

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Wonderful lotus flowers of Lake Sebu awaits the participants of the 14th National VLAP/IFYE Convention and Community Immersion
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LAKE SEBU, South Cotabato- The 14th VLAP/IFYE National Convention and Community Immersion will be held on October 15-18, 2019 at Brgy. Lamlahak, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato said Mr. Jaime Ibaya, President of the National VLAP Federation.
The Volunteer Leaders Association of the Philippines (VLAP) Federation of Region XII will host this year’s convention. VLAP is a volunteer support arm of the Department of Agriculture whose members are willing to become extension workers and will assist organized young farmers organizations in the country.
This year’s convention will be anchored on the theme “Arise and Emerge: VLAP/IFYE Philippines Journey for a Progressive Volunteerism” said Mr. Ibaya.
“It is first time for this year’s convention that we will invite the IFYE Alumni from Thailand and Taiwan to join us. With that, we can widen our horizon and connect ourselves internationally. We are envisioning that this convention will help us fulfil its main purpose and that is to strengthen the association to further help and support our young Filipino farmers”, he further added.
The convention will take place at Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. This municipality is famous and rich for its majestic waterfalls, mystical lake and vibrant culture of the indigenous tribe of T’bolis.
More than 150 participants composed of VLAP National Officers, Regional Officers, Members, DA-RFO Representatives, National Officers other RBOs, ATI-CO and ATI RTC XII Staff are expected to attend the said convention.
Last year, the 13th National VLAP/IFYE National Convention was held at Tabuk City, Kalinga Province.