The Safety Organization of the Philippines, Inc. (SOPI), a civic, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian, and professional organization, has been spearheading for over 45 years the nationwide observance of the different aspect of safety to sustain interest and awareness of its importance in all levels and sectors of our society. The organization with its Road Safety Division is now in the progress of preparing its activities for the observance of Road Safety Month in May and one of the highlights of its undertaking is the holding of the 38th National Road Safety Convention to be held at Iloilo Grand Hotel, Iloilo City from May 14-16, 2008. Further, the division will be Launching the 2009 Search for the Road Safety Awardees during the Fellowship Night on May 15, 2008.

Members of the Road Safety Division are from different government agencies such as; the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Health (DOH), Land Transportation Office (LTO), Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and Traffic Management Group (TMG - PNP). Among others are from various transport groups and organizations such as CTAP, ATOMM, 3M Philippines, AAP, UPNCTS, Road Board Secretariat, KKPPI, Safekids Philippines, Motorcycle Riders Course, A-1 Driving School, Pilipinas Shell, Stavellan Inc., PAFCTPT Coop, ASSAP, Stavellan Inc., International Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), Toyota Autoparts Phils., Unitrans Bus Lines, DepEd, Philippine Tourist Association of Tourist Transport Operator. The division is headed by Usec Anneli R. Lontoc (DOTC) as the Division Chairman, and Asec Dimas S. Soguilon (DPWH) as the Convention Chairman.

The convention with its theme: "DISIPLINA SA KALSADA... NOW NA!" aims to bring together experts on road safety to discuss with and impart to the local and foreign participants' current international road safety issues. This interaction will hopefully generate workable ideas which can be translated into action plans by both government and the private sector participants to further propel our country's continuing economic progress.

Again, the Safety Organization of the Philippines would like to invite you to grace the said occasion to further propel road safety awareness and the cause of road safety to the public. You may contact the SOPI Secretariat at telephone number (02) 531-0739, 531-0766, 531-0743 or you may send e-mail at [email protected] or [email protected] for further inquiries.