ID#: 17001
Description: Caption:
This is the thirteenth in a series of images, PHIL 16989 through 17013, depicting a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Library and Information Center (PHLIC) exhibit entitled, Bringing the World Home: CDC’s Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) Celebrate Peace Corps Week 02/23/14 – 03/01/14. From Donsol, a municipality in the province of Sorsogon located in the island country of the Philippines, this small, stuffed, handmade toy, represents a whale shark. Donsol is one of the few places throughout the World, where whale sharks gather on a yearly basis. The toy is known as a Butanding, which in the native language of Tagalog, means whale shark, and was donated by RPCV, Beth Ervin, which she acquired during her Philippines PCV tour from 2008-2010.
Additional Information:
The exhibit was supported by the proposed CDC/ATSDR Peace Corps Work Group, and was designed to support the Third Goal of the Peace Corps, which strives to bring the culture of countries served back home to the United States. If you are a RPCV or Staff, and would like to be added to the CDC/ATSDR Peace Corps Work Group (proposed), please send an email to
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Beth Ervin
Creation Date: 2014
Photo Credit: Victoria Burchfield, MLIS
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.