Grind After Five: DNSC and its ISO Journey

In the Labor Code, an employee is expected to spend eight (8) hours a day in an office. The common scenario, especially in government institutions, is that work begins eight (8) in the morning and ends five (5) in the afternoon (extra hour is for noon break).

However, employees are entitled to receive compensations if they have worked overtime or if they are badly needed beyond working hours. One can think that overtime arrangements are normal and justifiable by their nature and compensations. This can be true. (more…)

DNSC Takes “Roads Less Traveled” in 2016

Davao del Norte State College is a “road less traveled*” itself. It is situated in Panabo, right in the middle of Tagum and Davao City (the first is the capital of Davao del Norte, while the latter is the promise in the Land of Promise). Panabo City Terminal is often used by drivers and long-distance passengers as a stopover, very seldom a destination.

But don’t get this wrong, it doesn’t feel like it’s jealous. It knows that all places amount to something. Davao del Norte State College is a microcosm of Panabo City, one way or another.
Both accept the roles of existing away from the limelight. And this is why places like these surprise many people – of what they can do and what they have already done. (more…)


The Future is still Bright: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Students Compete in the 8th CDAFFE XI

“With Filipino farmers and fishermen among the poorest in the country, and climate change and a growing population threatening food security, government needs to put farmers and fishermen first,” words of Senator Francis Pangilinan, published by Pia Ranada in the business sector of

Many national leaders have expressed the same sentiment with Senator Pangilinan on the decreasing population of farming and fishing communities. This downward trend is also true for the younger generation’s interest to take fisheries, forestry, and agriculture-related courses. If this continues, it will destabilize three vital sectors for food production. (more…)