PANABO CITY – Davao del Norte State College’s Institute of Advanced Studies launched the Integrated Development Program series of trainings under its project; Sustaining the Capability of Basic Education Institutions. It provided a platform for basic education officials and teachers to come up with change projects and plans that will improve their human resource management, student development, disaster risk reduction management, and physical facilities management.

The first session began on June 24, 2022, followed by more sessions in July and August, and finally culminating through a presentation of outputs and the signing of the Pledge of Commitment on August 11, 2022. A resolution was also read and adopted by the participating schools, led by Dr. Erick S. Dalumpines, who represented Dr. Reynante A. Solitario, Superintendent of the Department of Education, Panabo City Schools Division. College President Joy M. Sorrosa also attended the culmination and expressed her support to the goals and undertakings of DepEd-Panabo.

The collaborating schools for the crafting of the projects and plan included (1) JP Laurel Elementary School, (2) Little Panay Elementary School, (3) Namuag Elementary School, (4) San Pedro Elementary School, (5) Cagangohan National High School, (6) Desiderio F. Dalisay Sr. National High School, (7) Mabunao National High School, and (8 Quezon National High School. The resource speakers of the trainings were also the proponents of the project, headed by project leader, Dr. Marilou D. Junsay.

Representatives of the Landbank of the Philippines – Panabo City Branch, Department of Public Works and Highways, and the DNSC Alumni Association witnessed the presentations and also expressed their willingness to support the implementation of the projects.