“The PRRM story is spiral. You’ll never know how and when it will end.”
Thus said PRRM President Isagani R. Serrano during the launching of the PRRM 60th Anniversary Photo Exhibit last June 14, 2012, at the PRRM National Headquarters in Quezon City.
The photo exhibit is one of the major events celebrating PRRM’s 60th year anniversary, which will culminate on July 17, PRRMs founding date. The exhibit captures in text and images the “60 years of PRRM’s struggle against poverty, ignorance, disease and civic inertia”.
Also present during the launching was PRRM Chairperson Emeritus Sen. Helena Z Benitez. She spoke on the industry of the Filipinos, an edge we have over other nations. The occasion was also graced by PRRM pioneer rural reconstruction workers (RRWs), among them Ms. Luciana Arandia-Alejandrino, who spoke on their behalf, and shared her experiences as an RRW in the 1950s. She underscored the dedication of RRWs who, despite the difficulties and risks to life and limb, continued serving the underprivileged in the barrios. Ms. Rebecca G. Miranda, president of the women federation, DALUYONG, shared how PRRM helped mold her as a leader.
In the same occasion, the Conrado F. Benitez Hall was rededicated by unveiling a framed photo collage of the founding chairman of PRRM, Dean Conrado Benitez. His contributions to the birth and growth of PRRM were highlighted in the photo exhibit.
The exhibit will be done in different venues in Metro Manila and in PRRM areas of operations. Starting June 22, the exhibit will run for a week in the Manila campus of the Philippine Women’s University.
“The PRRM story will continue. The fact that 5 out 10 people are left behind in the country’s development gives reason for PRRM to carry on.” – IRS
Other upcoming events in line with PRRM’s 60th anniversary include development fora (conversations), inter-NGO sportfest, alumni homecoming, rural reconstruction international conference, and the anniversary program on July 17th. (Click here for schedule of events)
This year’s celebration was supported by various companies, agencies and generous individuals. (Click here for PRRM’s 60th year anniversary celebration sponsors)