“Pagdamay sa mga Sinalanta ng Bagyong Pedring”

| Written by CSWCD

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“Pagdadamayan” (extending assistance) has been second nature to the constituents of the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD). Thus, when fieldwork partners KPML and ZOTO sought help for the residents of barangay Daang Hari in Navotas, devastated by typhoon Pedring, the Unit was quick to respond to the said request. October became a busy month for the College. Former dean, Dr. Angelito Manalili and Prof. Fermin Manalo together with Dean Rosalinda Ofreneo led the group in organizing and coordinating the disaster relief activities. The members of the faculty, REPS, staff, students, and alumni shared whatever they could to somehow alleviate the situation of the typhoon victims. Those who were available conducted community visits to see what the needs of the affected residents were and relief operations in the area. Others donated and/or solicited money and goods as well as purchased and packed the needed items.