U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim recently administered the swearing in of six new Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) at the Peace Corps office.
The PCRVs have just completed a compressed two-week training in Manila to prepare them for their 7 to 8 month short-term assignments. The PCRVs will work and provide technical support in ecotourism, education, disaster risk reduction & management, and coastal resource management to local partner institutions including local government units, state universities, and non-governmental organizations across the country. More than 9,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps Volunteers in the Philippines since 1961. The Philippines has the second oldest Peace Corps program in the world.