Puso para sa Marawi: NAMRIA’s successful response to the Marawi crisis
Jeffrey A. Quodala | 5 October 2017
In keeping with the spirits of volunteerism and compassion, the NAMRIA personnel, through the Bayanihang Bayan Desk (BBD), formally handed over the proceeds of the Puso para sa Marawi fundraising project to the officials of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in a simple ceremony held at the NAMRIA Fort A. Bonifacio office in Taguig City on 02 October 2017. The turnover marks the culmination of the “month-long” fundraising activity through the Miss NAMRIA Bayanihang Bayan (NBB) contest. Ms. Liberty L. Caluya of the Mapping and Geodesy Branch was proclaimed Miss NBB 2017 last 29 September.
NAMRIA Administrator Tingco personally handing over the ceremonial donation check to PRC Director Mijares
NAMRIA Administrator, Dr. Peter N. Tiangco, CESO I, with the assistance of BBD Focal Person Jeffrey A. Quodala and Miss NBB 2017 Caluya personally handed over the check amounting to about a quarter of a million pesos. PRC Fund Generation Director Geena Mijares and Events and Emergency Giving Officer Rizza Genil gratefully received the check on behalf of PRC Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, Senator Richard J. Gordon.
In her acceptance speech, PRC Director Mijares thanked the NAMRIA management and personnel for their generosity in extending help to the thousands of internally-displaced persons as a result of the Marawi Siege. She also gave updates on the current situation in Marawi and the rehabilitation efforts being done by the government with the help of various sectoral and people’s organizations.
PRC Director Mijares thanking NAMRIA for the donation
Dr. Tiangco in his message congratulated all the officials and personnel for making the fundraising activity a huge success. He also announced the Department of Budget and Management approval of the request for purchase of 10 vehicles for NAMRIA, the eligibility of NAMRIA for FY 2016 Performance Based Bonus, and the near completion of the covered court to the delight of NAMRIA employees.
In the same ceremony, NAMRIA BBD also gave financial assistance to 13 personnel who unfortunately lost their valuable belongings to a fire that razed the office staff house last 01 September. Dr. Tiangco, BBD Focal Person Quodala, and Miss NBB 2017 Caluya distributed envelopes with cash amounting to two thousand pesos each to all the fire victims.
NAMRIA Administrator and Miss NBB 2017 Caluya with the fire assistance beneficiaries
NAMRIA Admnistrator and PRC Director Mijares with NAMRIA personnel
NAMRIA produces topographic maps that are use as base maps for other thematic maps like land cover, land condition, land
classification, cadastral, etc. In addition, we have digital data of road maps available. This data comes from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).