Development Paper Award received in 2009

The Research of Dr. Girley Gumanao, Prof. Franco N. Salac and Dr. Arthur R. Bos entitled “Impacts of Marine Protected Areas in the Island Garden City of Samal” was awarded 2nd place under Development Paper Category during the 13th Annual RD&E Review and S &T Planning Workshop for Southern Mindanao Aquatic and Marine R & D Zonal Center of DOST-PCAMRD at School Management, UP Mindanao, Terraza Milesa Building, F. Iñigo Street, Davao City on Oct. 19-21, 2009. It was presented by Dr. Girley Gumanao.

DNSC Awarded 2010 CHED Outstanding Regional Extension Award

The 2010 Outstanding Regional Extension Program was awarded to the Davao del Norte State College by the Commission on Higher Education for its extension program entitled, Development Interventions in the Island Garden of Samal.

The award was given by the Commission on Higher Education during its 2010 Outstanding Extension Programs on March 30, 2011 at the CHED National Office in Quezon City.

Along with the College, awards were given to other regional winners as well as the national winner, the Isabela State University.

The award consisted of a trophy and a cash prize of Php300,000 to be divided equally for the further improvement of the institutional extension program and as incentive to the extension workers.

Receiving the award for the College were the President, Dr. Jonathan Bayogan, immediate past president Dr. Edgardo Santos, Research Director Dr. Girley Gumanao, Consultant Dr. Arthur Bos, DNSC Governing Board Chairman Dr Nenalyn Defensor and CHED-Region 11 Director Dr. Edward Aquino

2010 CHED Best Regional Extension Award
“Development Interventions in the Island Garden of Samal”

This program advocates the strengthening of marine protected areas (MPAs) and enhancement of fishery productivity to support the community. IEC materials written in both English and Cebuano enables fisherfolks and coastal communities to understand the importance of marine habitats and the positive impacts of their own MPAs. The commitment of the LGU to develop MPA management plans is manifested through a number of MOAs. Because of the reduced fishing grounds and low fish catch, alternative livelihood program for the fisherfolk organization in Barangay Adecor was established to enhance income.
It develops capacities of fisherfolks and coastal communities in resource monitoring, computer operations, bookeeping, cage culture and value-adding-processing of milkfish. These interventions are anchored on the strategic plan developed with the Deutscher Entwicklungdiens (DED), the major funding agency and collaborator of the program. Reduced illegal fishing, increased fish catch and tourism are expected as long-term impacts of the program. Already, the marine reserve park managed by DNSC has been identified as part of a tourism package as it successfully protected a huge number of endangered giant clams and other marine species.

2008 CHED Best Regional Research Award