Ugnayan 3’s strategic projects moving onwards
Elderly Services is currently one of the major priorities of the Philippine Community Council of New South Wales’ community projects in collaboration with the Federal State Government with its policy implementation centred on “Anglicare’s Information Forum”.
PCC-NSW committee members redefined their mission’s task of undertaking strategic special projects with the aims of enhancing community support on various special target areas, headed by its president, Arturo “Atoy” Sayas.
Ugnayan 3 (Coordination Forum) was held on June 23, 2012 at the newly opened PCC Office at Nirimba, Quakers Hill to encourage partnerships among government and non profit agencies.
Their new simplified committees reported their respective mission objectives, strategies and structure layout.
Education committee by Aida Morden proposes to develop a long-term programme that will allow for education of its members and the community. The Education Committee is to coordinate the delivery of education and training for the group.
Elderly Committee by Jun Relunia are engaged in exploratory talks with Anglicare on the type of services they could offer to the Filipino community as they explore the possibility of setting up an age care facility thru FILCOOP in cooperation with PCC.
Youth Committee by Major Tom Baena are planning to conduct an open forum with the youth, target areas mainly in catering, monitoring programme and adopting a strategy on how to get the youth integrate into the wider community and take an active role in community projects. Considering career expos, sports clinics/competition, scholarships and higher education.
Considering the youth’s indifference, it’s best to identify who they are, determine their needs and reach them out for further steps to decrease the generation gap by interacting with them. Entice the youth by innovative strategical steps on addressing issues for youth empowerment.
Philippine Australian Disaster Emergency Response (PADER) by Marivic Manalo reconsidered a number of fund-raising projects in the pipeline but awaiting confirmation on availability of performers.
Special Projects Committee are assigned to prepare for the possible state visit of President Noynoy Aquino in October, headed by Tess Sayas.
MPC Committee led by Kate Andres plans to set up a meeting between the PACF and PCC-NSW Advisory boards.
PCC is also hoping to get updates on the status of the Philippine Embassy’s project on Social Security Reciprocal Agreement (SSRA) between Australia and the Philippines.