Monday, July 23, 2012

VYLH Turns 3!

Last July 18, youth volunteers and advocates from different points of the Philippines celebrated the third founding anniversary of the Volunteer Youth Leaders for Health (VYLH) Philippines.

And the theme for the third anniversary of VYLH: V3 - Visible. Vigorous. Viral.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Good Nutrition and Advocacy towards Disability Prevention

Health Promotion Update No.1 – Series 2012
Ryan John Pascual*

There is a Latin saying, “Omne Trium Perfectum”, which means that everything coming in threes is perfect. True enough, there are three national events that are celebrated every July – two of which are mandated by law, while the third, also the most recent, started only in 2009. During this month, concerned national and local agencies are tasked to spearhead and coordinate the observance of the annual National Nutrition Month and National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week. The third event  is the founding anniversary of a unique youth network for health advocacy and promotion, Volunteer Youth Leaders for Health-Philippines (VYLH-Philippines). Though instituted at different times and supporting different causes, it seems that these three events follow a distinct interrelationship.

VYLH-Philippines Third Anniversary Message from the National President

Greetings and salutations!

Happy Anniversary, Volunteer Youth Leaders for Health - Philippines! As we celebrate another year full of passion, commitment, and service to the advocacy of our organization and as we continue to expand the network of informed, organized, and mobilized youth, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for all those who have helped us achieve our goals. The UP Los BaƱos Genetics Society who has initiated the organization's existence together with the Institute of Human Genetics - National Institutes of Health, UP Manila; the Department of Health and different Centers for Health Development (CHDs) all over the Philippines; the Newborn Screening Reference Center (NSRC) and Newborn Screening Centers (NSCs); our advisers -"titos, titas, ates and kuyas" for their love, faith, trust and understanding; support groups and advocacy partners such as the Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders (PSOD); school and community affiliates; and for all those who have made VYLH-Philippines possible.

We are indeed very privileged to be given the chance to learn and experience much. May we continue to keep the fire burning as we move forward another chapter that awaits us and the many great memories that are to come. May we be able to do more, give more and share more.

To all VYLH-Philippines members, on behalf of all the officers and regional representatives, allow me to greet all of you a Happy Third Anniversary! Thank you and more power!

Daghang salamat!

Christian Emmanuel "Kuya Emman" P. Enriquez RN
VYLH-Philippines National President

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

One for VYLH: The Second National Congress

Written by: Aple Dowanie Tadlas, RN*


The Volunteer Youth Leaders for Health-Philippines network has finally made its way to expansion, growth and perpetual commitment as it celebrated the 2nd VYLH National Leadership Congress last June 2-4, 2012 at the beautiful Island Cove in Kawit, Cavite with the theme: One Heart, One Vision, and One Goal in Sustaining the VYLH Commitment to Servant Leadership.