Accomplishments

Community Developement Office (Comdev)
        Accomplishment Sy 2015-2016

 

A: SPECIAL PROJECTS:

  1. BULGARIAN BUFFALO DISPERSAL PROJECT

Total of 30 farmer caretakers beneficiaries in SMB and Laguna.

  • Attained 100% of target expected outcome of zero mortality rate.

  • farmer caretakers obtain steady income from 3-4 liters of milk harvest which are sold at the average of PhP 50.00 per liter

  • Total of 34 heads of healthy buffaloes both in SMB and Laguna

 

 

2. BAMBUSETUM PROJECT

  • 100% survival rate of 18 species intact and total of 118 Bamboo stands growing

  • project in progress being on its 3rd year from date of planting and expected to mature in 2 more years.

  • 100% successful because Arellano University is the only HEI in the university belt area having a BAMBUSETUM.


 

3. AGRO-FORESTRY PROJECT (BR-AFP)in Pangil, Laguna

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  • 566 Total inventory of planted and surviving fruit trees, forest tress and Bamboo. These are planted in the cooperators home and farm lots.

B) CURRICULUM INTEGRATION SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM (CISLP)

Conducted several general orientation on Community extension/ outreach a total of 660 participated by Elementary, High School ,freshmen, transferee and high level of college students.

 

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  • Conducted community extension/ outreach seminar a total of 44 participated by the administrators, faculty members of A.U. Plaridel campus,Mandaluyong, A.U. Andres Bonifacio campus, Pasig and A.U. Jose Abad Santos campus, Pasay\\192.168.0.93\Comdev Documentation\documentation 2015\comdev orientation plaridel Deans 10-21-15\comdev orientation 018.jpg\\192.168.0.93\Comdev Documentation\documentation 2016\Comdev Faculty Orientation AU Pasig 2-24-16\dsc 02-25-16 639.jpg

     

    C) SOCIAL AWARENESS IN ENVIRONMENT & AGRICULTURE (SEAP)

    Out of 15 target activity modules, 11 modules were utilized for the school year, 11 seminars/ IEC have been conducted in AU branches such as the following;

  • Forum on Sustainable Sanitation a total of 139 College students’ participants, 10 faculty members, 10 CAS volunteers during the activity.

  • Seminars on Anti-VAWC a total of 169 students participants from the High School Department AU main, Pasay, Pasig.

  • Seminar Workshop on Valuing Wetlands a total of 50 Elementary student officers from Grades 4- 6 attended.

  • Film Viewing: Beyond the Blackboard a total of 109 High School students attended.

  • Seminar on Social Justice (Understanding the Gaps: The Role of the Youth in Upholding Social Justice a total of  69 college students from Psychology, Education and Criminology attended from AU Pasig campus.

  • Eco-Camp Preparatory Workshop a total of 99 Elementary students attended from AU Malabon campus.

  • Workshop Seminar on Gender Mainstreaming in the Academe a total of 32 Teachers, staff and student officers attended from AU Malabon campus.

  • Forum on Renewable Energy a total of 40 students and teaching staff attended from AU Pasay campus.

D) COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM (CEP)

 

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  • Conducted seminar on Food Processing and Basic Cookie baking, a total of 24 parents & children attended.

  • Seminar on Meal Management, Sanitation and Safety, and Basic Nutrition for residents of adopted Brgy. 409 by the volunteer students of SHTM and staff of AUEA a total of 30 parents’ participants in the activity.

  • Movie viewing entitled “RPG Metanoia” for the school children of Galalan Elem School and,

  • Gift-giving for Day Care and Grade One Pupils. 

  • 18 cooperative officers/ members attended in the Livelihood Skills Training entitled: “Kabuhayang Swak na Swak: Business for Every Juan”c onducted by the CAS faculty.

  • Information dissemination to parents and youth of Brgy. 409,Sampaloc, Manila for their attendance in the seminar conducted by Graduate School of Nursing, 25 parents and community residents attended seminar.

 

 

 

 

MILESTONES and ACCOMPLISHMENT of ACTIONS BASED ON RESULTS SY 2014-2015

  • The total of inventory of carabaos under our Bulgarian Bufallo Dispersal project (BCDP) as of end of SY 2014-2015 had reached 25 buffalo heads without counting the 6 heads who have already graduated from the project. To include the graduates in the carabao inventory would have already reached 31 heads to date.
  • On August 12, 2014, OCD purchased two (2) Bulgarian Buffaloes (one bull and one female) in the amount of (PhP 79,000) for dispersal in Brgy. Galalan in Pangil, Laguna. The strategy of acquiring a bull Carabao was resorted as a solution to the problem or issue of difficulty in sourcing out the provincial village-based Artificial Insemination Technician (VBAIT) to service Caracows exhibiting “estrous” period.

  • On February 17, 2015, OCD purchased additional two (2) female Bulgarian buffalo in the amount of (PhP 70,000) that was donated to the partner CBO which is, Galalan Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GARBA-MPC). The BCDP in Pangil, Laguna had reached to a total of seven (7) buffalo heads.

  • OCD staff completed and finalized the Impact Study of Bulgarian Carabao Dispersal Project (BCDP) in San Miguel, Bulacan.
  • Project Monitoring and assessment visits have been conducted during the entire school year from the months of June 2014 until May 2015.
  • Bambusetum in Pangil Laguna was first established through the collaboration with the LGU and the first planting of bamboo seedling was accomplished. The photo below shows the collage of "Bambusetum" before and the "Bambusetum" now in the recent conduct of bamboo tagging.

  • On March 26, 2015, the OCD staff together with 11 volunteer students and faculty members of Business Administration of AU, Pasig, conducted the Bamboo “tagging” or “labeling” at the BAMBUSETUM project located in Panguil River Eco-park. Currently, there are 19 bamboo species with name tags bearing information on its common name, scientific name and date planted. Almost all of the 180 surviving seedlings are growing vigorously and are expected to be tappable of planting materials for seedling production after two (2) more years.

       

  • On November 25, 2014, OCD through the technical support of our institutional partner, the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA), it successfully conducted the on-site training seminar entitled, “Bamboo Propagation Techniques and Nursery Establishment” in Pangil, Laguna. The newly established nursery has a current load of healthy growing 84 Bamboo seedlings of Kawayan Tinik which will be ready for out planting in June, 2015.  
  • On March 6, 2015, OCD staff participated in the network which called for a celebration of National Day towards Healing for Justice, Peace and Unity.  The activity was conducted in Peace Bell area, Quezon City Circle.  It was hosted by All Out Peace Campaign.  The celebration coincided with the 40th day of SAF fallen 44 who were killed during the Mamasapano incident

      

  • As part of our linkage and networking, on February 15, 2015 OCD attended the Kapihan on Human Rights in La Breeza Hotel in Quezon City.  The kapihan discussed the efforts on rehabilitation and rebuilding of the government in the hard hit areas by typhoon Haiyan, role of local government units before, during and after disasters, recommendations on possibilities of joint efforts among civil society and government and the regional and international developments on rights based disaster management and rehabilitation framework.
  • On February 9, 10 & 26, 2015, a seminar orientation on community extension and outreach was conducted to the students of NSTP of the College of Arts and Letters and the School of Education. A total of 245 students attended the said activity and tri-focal function of the HEI was discussed.  The seminar highlighted the existing extension and outreach activities participated by various program and discipline.
  • On January 22, 2015, OCD conducted tree planting activity as part of the Bamboo and Agro-reforestation Project in Barangay Galalan, Pangil Laguna together with the students and faculty members from College of HRM in Pasig Campus.

      

  • Additional fruit trees were sourced for “free” from the DENR-CENRO Bgy. Lalakay, Los Baños, Laguna and the BPI-Los Baños and were planted in the Agro-Reforestation Project located in Bgy. Galalan, Pangil, Laguna. It consisted of 175 seedlings of Star apple, Guayabano, Bignay, Avocado, Mabolo and Cacao.
  • The Memorundum-of-Agreement (MOA) between Arellano University and LLDA was signed during the period which formally forged the partnership between these two institutions with relevance to the Bamboo reforestation project of AU. 
  • On February 23, 2015, Mandala Writing in AU Pasig.  It was attended by 46 students from School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, School of Business and Commerce and School of Education.

      

  • On January 21, 2015 the 4th year anniversary of Peace Pole Project was commemorated in AU JAS and Legarda campuses in collaboration with our institutional partner, the World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS). The celebration was participated by the students and teachers of the Elementary and High School department. The celebration in AU Pasay campus was conducted in collaboration with the Student Council Organization that was attended by college students.

      

  • On January 29, 2015, OCD conducted the Seminar on Water Status and Conservation participated by college students in AU Legarda campus.

      

  • On December 10-12, 2015 OCD celebrated Community Development Week in Legarda campus. Its activity focused on environmental care and disaster preparedness thus, on December 12, 2014, it conducted a Seminar on Disaster Preparedness in partnership with National Red Cross Manila Chapter represented by Mr. Don Ericson Orje.  The seminar was attended by 40 students from the College of Nursing, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and School of Business Administration.

      

  • For our institutional partnership activity, on December 4, 2014, OCD was invited to participate in a workshop on Sustainable Development-Rice Project of UNESCO.  The workshop was conducted in UP Los Baños, Laguna. 
  • On November 24, 2014 OCD staff together with 5 student volunteers from School of Education of JAS campus participated in the 2nd Greeneration Summit hosted by Climate Change Commission in PICC.  Role of Media in addressing climate change, 10 tips of an eco-friendly lifestyle and efforts of local government units in addressing climate change were discussed during the summit.
  • Part of our linkage and networking, on November 19, 2014, the OCD attended the Forum on Sama samang Aksyon sa Nagbabagong  Panahon hosted by DSWD-NCR.  The forum discussed the challenges of volunteers during relief operations after Yolanda.  Likewise, there was a planning on how to improve response plan and volunteer management of DSWD-NCR.
  • On November 12, 2014, OCD conducted a meeting with the local officials of Brgy. Balian, Pangil in Laguna for the turn-over of MOA with the College of Nursing, Pasig campus.
  • On November 7, 2014, OCD conducted orientation for the parents of students enrolled in RLE of CHD in community immersion of the College of Nursing in AU Pasay.

  • On Oct. 31, 2014 OCD conducted orientation and ComDev action planning for the faculty members of AU Malabon Campus.

  • On September 30, 2014, 4th World Bamboo Day was celebrated through in campus activities.  The celebration was in collaboration with AU JAS Supreme Student Council.  The activities conducted included film showing and mug painting competition.  It was attended and participated by 80 students from College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, School of Business Administration and School of Computer Science.

      

 

MILESTONES and ACCOMPLISHMENT of ACTIONS BASED ON RESULTS SY 2013-2014

  • As of March 2014, the total inventory of Bulgarian carabaos of our Bulgarian Dairy Carabao Dispersal Project (BDCDP) in San Miguel, Bulacan recorded twenty three (23) heads while that of Pangil, Laguna is three (3) heads. Overall, the BDCDP inventory for both project sites, have a total of twenty six (26) buffalo heads.  
  • Conducted an average of ten (10) monthly monitoring visits and farm inspection of the Carabao Dispersal Project in San Miguel, Bulacan and Pangil, Laguna. It also includes the provision of seminar for the caretakers in relation to buffalo feeding and health management given in modular sessions by our program staff with animal science background and experience.
  • On October 3, 2013 it acquired free of charge 440 seedlings of assorted fruit trees and forest tree through linkage and partnership with the DENR Region-4-A thru Director Palaypayon last Oct 3, 2013 that was delivered and planted in AU `s Agro-forestry and Bamboo Rainforestation Project (ABRP) site in Bgy. Galalan, Pangil, Laguna.
  • On January 16, 2014, it conducted successful monitoring of the “BAMBUSETUM” with generally good development and 100% survival rate observed of the Bamboos planted in the area. While the seedlings planted in the ABRP area had 70% survival rate during inspection and ocular survey.
  • On May 22, 2013, it facilitated the Orientation-Seminar cum Action planning on Community Extension held in AU, JS campus. It was attended by forty six (46) faculty members from six AU branches composed of Gen Education and various college programs of the university. The teachers/ Faculty members were given inputs and short lecture on the tri-focal functions of HEI. They were coached on how to develop an annual/ school year action plan on extension program based on the prepared templates or forms that were distributed.
  • Conducted seven (7) times in separate schedules between May to December 2013 series of orientation given to the faculty members and students in selected colleges and institutes of Arellano University. Most of the short lecture/ briefing for students were held during the freshman orientation in Legarda, Pasig and Pasay campus. Faculty orientation was done whenever there are instant request from a group of teachers from the college/ department. In some case, the entire program is provided with orientation based on the request of the head or Dean of the college just like the College of Nursing in Pasig, CAS in Pasay, HRM in Legarda and Malabon High School.
  • In preparation for PACU-COA accreditation, the OCD conducted one-on-one mentoring/ coaching on several and different occasions to the Comdev Coordinators of MAED, ComSci, and College of Nursing of AU Legarda, College of Nursing, CAS and Educ of Pasig Campus, College of Nursing, College of Educ, CAS and High School of AU Pasay, Malabon high school and Mandaluyong high school in drafting and formulating their annual Community Extension plan and outreach services.
  • As a result of the coaching, eleven (11) Community Development plan were formulated and consolidated as of March 2014 from MAN, MAED, HTM, COMSCI, NURSING Legarda campus, CAS, EDUC, NURSING Pasay campus, Malabon High School, Malabon Elementary and Plaridel.
  • Series of meetings were conducted from (May-December 2013) with the ComDev coordinators of different programs to ensure the implementation and continuity of their ComDev plan. OCD coordinators also assisted in the first stage of implementation of projects in the community.
  • On March 12, 2013 OCD turned over several medicinal plants that was source from ERDB-DENR in Los Banos, Laguna to AU Andres Bonifacio campus that will serve as initial herbal medicine project of the College of Nursing.
  • On May 2013, OCD assisted the College of Arts and Educ of AU Pasay in the conduct of community development planning in GK Alapan, Imus, Cavite which was attended by the GK residents and Kapitbahayan officers.
  • OCD established linkages and partnership with ERDB-DENR and Bureau of Plant and Industry (BPI) as the source of free seedlings of medicinal plants for the herbal garden project of the College of Nursing in Pasay and Pasig campus.
  • On August 13, 2013 OCD coordinators assisted in the conduct of Cancer Awareness Seminar in GK Alapan facilitated by the faculty and students from the College of Nursing, Pasay. The said activity aimed to develop awareness among the parents of GK Alapan on the issue of breast cancer and prostate cancer. The activity provides tips on how to detect and avoid such diseases.
  • On May 2013, OCD assisted the College of Arts and Educ of AU Pasay in the conduct of community development planning in GK Alapan, Imus, Cavite which was attended by the GK residents and Kapitbahayan officers.
  • OCD established linkages and partnership with ERDB-DENR and Bureau of Plant and Industry (BPI) as the source of free seedlings of medicinal plants for the herbal garden project of the College of Nursing in Pasay and Pasig campus.
  • On August 13, 2013 OCD coordinators assisted in the conduct of Cancer Awareness Seminar in GK Alapan facilitated by the faculty and students from the College of Nursing, Pasay. The said activity aimed to develop awareness among the parents of GK Alapan on the issue of breast cancer and prostate cancer. The activity provides tips on how to detect and avoid such diseases.
  • On September 2, 2013 OCD and the faculty members of the College of Nursing in Pasay campus turned over a total of fifty (50) medicinal plants to GK Alapan. 
  • On October 2013 OCD and students from the College of Nursing in Pasay campus together with the residents and kapitbahayan members started to establish the herbal garden in GK Alapan with the assistance of personnel from the Bureau of Plan Industry (BPI) who provided the seedlings of medicinal plants.
  • OCD coordinators facilitated the conduct of Preliminary Social Investigation (PSI) and Site inspection together with the College of Nursing Pasig in GK Pinagbuhatan, Pasig during the first semester of AY 2013-2014. This was conducted in preparation for their community outreach and immersion activities.
  • On August 2013, OCD assisted in the social preparation of RLE in Community Immersion in Brgy. Paliwasan, San Miguel Bulacan for the college of Nursing, Legarda campus through meetings with the Brgy. Officials.
  • As part of the celebration of International Literacy Day, OCD with 15 students and faculty volunteers from School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, School of Education and School of Business and Administration conducted interactivities in Gawad Kalinga, Tatalon, Quezon City.  The activity aims to promote the importance of literacy among the kids.  Each college was tasked to prepare activities for the kids.  School of Education conducted a Math and English tutorials, School of Business and Administration facilitated educational games while School of Hospitality and Tourism Management prepared an interactive storytelling.
  • On September 10, 2013 at the Barangay Hall of Paliwasan, OCD & CON of Legarda campus conducted Post-Immersion Evaluation of foster parents in Brgy. Paliwasan. Its objective was to determine issues and problems encountered from the start of implementation of community immersion/Related Learning Experience of AU level III nursing students during the first semester of school year 2013-2014.
  • The OCD staff together with 5 student volunteers from the College of Arts and Sciences attended the General Assembly of ASPnet cum Planning Discussion on Peace and Conflict Resolution at Home and in School in Miriam College on September 14, 2013.  Also, four (4) student volunteers from the same college attended the forum on Sama Bajau’s Cultures and their situation in Manila.  The forum discussed the culture of Sama Bajau, tribal groupings, rights and related laws of Indigenous People, gaps and challenges of Sama Bajau and effort and programs being implemented in the community of Sama Bajau in Manila. 
  • In celebration of International Day of Peace, OCD joined in the world wide celebration.  Com Dev conducted Mandala writing workshop on September 24, 2013 in Plaridel Campus.  The workshop was participated by 45 students from College of Arts and Sciences, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and High School. 
  • On September 25, 2013, OCD spearheaded the 3rd year celebration of “World Bamboo Day” of Arellano University in Galalan, Pangil, Laguna. The Memorandum-of-Agreement between A.U. and GARB-MPC was signed forging the commitment of GARBA giving AU the privilege of planting in their 50 hectares of land.  The initial 200 giant specie of bamboo seedlings were planted by members/officers of the cooperative and some members of the local CAFGU.   A group of faculty members and students volunteers of the Computer Science and Business Administration joined the bamboo planting activity as part of the celebration. The entire group witnessed a video presentation on the importance of bamboo cultivation that will address climate change mitigation and the potential economic value. The said activity aims to develop among the students the importance of bamboo to the environment and to the lives of the people in the community.
  • On September 27, 2013, the office conducted a Seminar-Workshop on Understanding Cultural Difference in Jose Abad Santos Campus, Pasig City.  It was attended by 55 students and faculty members from School of Education, College of Arts and Sciences and High School.
  • OCD conducted an orientation last October 21, 2013 regarding Bulgarian Carabao Dispersal program to the Australian students from Edith Cowan University of Australia who are undergoing immersion program in Pangil, Laguna. The group eventually donated the amount of PhP 50,000 for the purchase of a female Bulgarian Buffalo. In April 2, 2014, the buffalo was purchased and turned over to KBB member in Brgy. Paliwasan, San Miguel, Bulacan.
  • On October 24, 2013 OCD together with the Comdev coordinator of the College of Nursing in Pasay met with the Kapitbahayan officers of GK Alapan to select the host families for the immersion program of the college. OCD coordinator gave a briefing and discussed the selection process including the rules and regulations of host families, the responsibilities and the purpose of the program.
  • OCD coordinators conducted a survey research entitled “The Effectiveness of Reading Literacy among children in Gawad Karunungan Project” in Gawad Kalinga Block 245, Tatalon, Quezon City.
  • OCD in collaboration with the entire Arellano University community spearheaded the relief drive for Yolanda victim last November 2014. All the relief goods that were collected were turned over to Ateneo de Manila University and Caritas. AU mobilized 77 students, faculty members and parents volunteers to help Bangon Pilipinas Movement in repacking of relief goods in Ateneo de Manila University. Several student volunteers of AU from Legarda and Pasay campuses also helped in repacking of relief goods in AdMU last November 18, 2013.
  • On November 26, 2013 OCD coordinators assisted in forging partnership between the Brgy. Officials of Balian and the College of Nursing, AU Pasig. Brgy. Balian was the chosen area for immersion program because of the long term partnership with the local government of Pangil, Laguna. Thus a Memorandum of Agreement was concluded on the same date.
  • On December 10, 2013 a series of tree planting activities were done as part of Comdev initiative in Climate Change Mitigation. The students from the College of Nursing, Pasig together with the 1st Infantry Battalion of Pangil, Laguna and member of the community in Galalan conducted a tree planting activity. 
  • On December 11-13, 2013, the office staged a 3day Christmas Bazaar, Exhibit and Seminar on Climate Change and Tree Planting activity.  The activities were conducted to celebrate the ComDev Week 2013.On December 15, 2013 another tree planting activity of 3,000 tree seedlings was conducted by OCD in MMDA Old Landfill site in San Mateo Rizal The activity were participated by 200 NSTP students of AU- CAS Legarda and faculty members.
  • On January 2014, OCD facilitated the forging of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) among the Graduate School of Education, Masalipit Elementary School and LGU of Brgy. Masalipit. The MOA serves as a tool in formalizing the partnership between parties before implementing programs that are relevant for the students in Masalipit Elementary School.
  • From January to March 2014, OCD assisted in the PACUCOA preparation of different campuses especially in document and exhibit preparation for Area VIII. Several follow through meetings were conducted to ensure the availability of documents before the day of accreditation.
  • On January 2014, OCD facilitated the forging of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) among the Graduate School of Education, Masalipit Elementary School and LGU of Brgy. Masalipit. The MOA serves as a tool in formalizing the partnership between parties before implementing programs that are relevant for the students in Masalipit Elementary School.
  • From January to March 2014, OCD assisted in the PACUCOA preparation of different campuses especially in document and exhibit preparation for Area VIII. Several follow through meetings were conducted to ensure the availability of documents before the day of accreditation.