CALOOCAN CITY, March 30 (PIA)--For more extensive and systematic dissemination of information among veteran leaders and affiliated organizations, the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office has intensified its online presence through the establishment of Veterans Communication Center (VCC).
The initiative intends to help sustain a more unified Filipino veterans community by providing them with online platforms to connect and be informed with the latest news and information on veterans affairs and welfare.
The VCC will enable PVAO and the veterans community to address veterans-related issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
"While social distancing measures is being imposed due to the current health emergency, a Facebook group and a VCC Viber Group has been created for the Filipino veterans community to provide them the recent news, press releases, PVAO advisories, and updates on veterans-related affairs," a statement from PVAO said.
Included on the online groups are leaders and representatives from the Veterans Federation of the Philippines (VFP), Charter Organizations and Affiliated Organizations.
Veteran leaders are also encouraged to raise their issues and concerns in the online groups which will be properly coordinated with the divisions and agencies concerned.
The same set of information will also be sent to veteran leaders and the veterans community through electronic mail and a text blast system.
As soon as veteran leaders receive information relating to veterans affairs and welfare, they are expected to update and apprise their local veterans community.
This will help in informing veterans residing in far-flung areas and give them opportunity to raise their concerns that need prompt and appropriate actions.
PVAO is also enlisting the help the help of VFP, and their regional presidents and vice presidents to increase the number of VFP memberships to get a fair representation of the Filipino Veterans Community.
Veterans can join the VCC on Viber through this link: https://bit.ly/2UFkNeM and the Filipino Veterans Community on Facebook through this link: https://bit.ly/3dE4yap. Veterans may also provide PVAO their email addresses or mobile numbers through their email address: so that they can be included in their mailing list and text blast system. (PVAO/PIA-NCR)