MANILA, Nov. 18, 2014—The National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice, and Peace (NASSA) of the Catholic Bishops’Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has decided to extend the deadlines of the “Sounds, Strokes and Scribbles of the Soul to Fight Human Trafficking” Poster-Making and Essay-Writing Contests until Nov. 30, fifteen days after its original deadline.
In a circular, Linda Noche of CBCP-NASSA and the Philippine Interreligious Movement Against Human Trafficking (PIMAHT) explains the adjustment had to be after the Choral Festival, which was originally set on Dec. 6, was moved to Dec. 20.
“The new deadline for submission of the Poster entries (to be submitted by hand) and Essay (to be submitted by email) is November 30, 2014. Please make sure the entries reach CBCP-NASSA office (470 Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila) by hand or post-marked Nov. 30 or earlier. The essays are expected by email aton or before the deadline, as listed in the attached poster,” she says.
The advocacy-competitions are part of CBCP-NASSA’s “Sounds, Strokes and Scribbles of the Soul to Fight Human Trafficking” which aims to give a greater voice to the youth in the fight against human trafficking on the topic “My Battle Against Human Trafficking”.
“Through this activity, we wish to widen the awareness on the issue of human trafficking and involve more youth in helping to prevent and become ready to involve themselves in fighting the violation to human dignity in their schools and neighborhood,” shared Cáceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona who is also the national director of CBCP-NASSA.
According to Noche, the extension of deadline also makes way for another “Human Trafficking Orientation Workshop” on Saturday, Nov. 22, to be held at 5/F Benedict Building, Quiapo Church/ Parish, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Raymond A. Sebastián)