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Spearheaded by the College President, Dr. Christie Jean Villanueva-Ganiera, CESE, the Davao de Oro State College provided aid today to the victims of the horrific landslide in Masara, Maco, Davao de Oro.
Through the Extension Services Division (ESD), the DDOSC team traveled to the evacuation sites and donated much-needed hygiene kits, blankets, and clothes at the Masara Landslide Incident Response Cluster – Resource Center at Nuevo Iloco. The team also handed out hygiene kits with medicines and blankets to 240 families at Andili National High School and 98 families at Nueva Visayas Barangay Hall.
To ensure the smooth distribution of the donations, DDOSC collaborated closely with local officials, including Joel S. Pendo, SB Secretary and Maco Resource Center Head, and Dr. Anthony Pol P. Fulache, President of Maco De Oro College.
“Our hearts go out to the families who have been impacted by this tragedy and are committed to doing our part to help them get back on their feet,” stated Dr. Villanueva-Ganiera. “I would also like to extend my sincere gratitude to the DDOSC students, faculty, staff, and other donors, especially those from PASUC XI, for their donation in kind and cash.”
Other members of the DDOSC contingent include April Rose Dianne Abella, MBA, DDOSC-ESD Director; Judith R. Tudy, MAED, Students Affairs and Services Division Director; Jerson M. Renegado, MAEE, ESS Head for Main Campus; and the ESD and General Services Division personnel.
As of February 16, 2024 (7:00 PM), the Maco Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has reported 96 retrieved bodies and body parts, with 18 still missing individuals.
The College’s response and act of compassion demonstrate its unwavering commitment to serving the community and alleviating the suffering of those affected by natural disasters. (DDOSC-PIU)