September 1, 2016
The social action arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) together with its local counterparts in the different dioceses all over the country will be gathering for its 38th National Social Action General Assembly (NASAGA) to be held in Palo, Leyte from September 19 to 22.
Led by the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA)/Caritas Philippines led by its National Director Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona, the NASAGA also coincides with the 50th founding anniversary of the organization with the theme: “Gains and pains in the past—our strength and commitment in journeying with God’s grace”.
Among the highlights of this four-day event is the presentation of the roadmap for resiliency and sustainability of the Catholic Church’s social action network, which would discuss the disaster preparedness and response plans of NASSA/Caritas Philippines and its counterparts in the dioceses.
The event would also be graced by Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo, who will give a keynote address on September 20.
Aside from these, there would also be a trade fair and exhibit featuring the different social action works of the dioceses, a symbolic walk in the town of Palo, and the awarding of the service awards of the social action workers from the different dioceses.
This year’s NASAGA will be hosted by the Archdiocese of Palo in Leyte led by Archbishop John Du.
The NASAGA is the biennial gathering organized of all the social action workers of the Catholic Church from the national level down to the different diocesan social action centers and commissions.