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VIDEO | Volunteering: More fun in the Philippines

InterAksyon.com
The online news portal of TV5

What else is more fun in the Philippines? 

Volunteering. 

The Department of Tourism released a short video this week supporting the Bayani Challenge, a five-day event that aims to unites 100,000 volunteers from all over the country--and beyond--to put to action one of the Filipino's most admirable traits.

Themed "isang bayan, isang bayanihan," the affair will be held in more than 30 locations--including Cateel, Davao Oriental and Compostela, Compostela Valley, which were ravaged by Typhoon Pablo late last year. 

Building homes, repairing schools, conducting health missions, launching eco-friendly projects, and playing with kids are just some of the ways participants can fulfill the project's aim of making nationbuilding a part of one's lifestyle.

Now on its eighth year, the Bayani Challenge was first initiated by Gawad Kalinga as a way of showing love for country and caring for the poor. Though still spearheaded by the non-government organization, it now falls under the Office of Special Concerns of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, through its volunteerism program, Pilipinas Natin.

The event will take place from March 23 to 27. 

Last year, 10,000 people came together to build 300 houses in Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Masbate, Negros Oriental, and Occidental Mindoro. Volunteers also cleaned up the beaches, refurbished schools, and spruced up green spaces.

InterAksyon.com is a media partner of the Bayani Challenge.

Check out the Department of Tourism's video below.

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