ANNUAL ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORT
Academic Year 2016 – 2017
Develop and implement appropriate, relevant and transformative community extension programs and services that would; empower Arellano University students, faculty, administrators and staff together with partner communities, group and individuals to sustain the process of social change and development towards self-sufficiency and self-reliance in nation building.
1. Increase the awareness of students, faculty, staff and administrators about urgent social issues in Philippine society, global community and specific needs of partner communities;
2. Integrate thematic socio-eco, cultural issues of peace, environmental protection and stewardship in the RLE curriculum of the various colleges/institutes and levels of the University;
3. Involve AU community as well as leaders & members of partner communities in planning & implementing sustainable development intervention;
4. Institutionalize and mainstream community extension projects/ outreach services in various curricular programs of AU and maximize involvement of student / faculty volunteers in resource generation or mobilization.
III. ACCOMPLISHMENT and RESULTS/ OUTCOME
3.1 Dairy Buffalo / Carabao Dispersal Project (BCDP)
The Bulgarian Buffalo Carabao Dispersal Project animal inventory as of first quarter in 2017 stood at 40 heads. There are thirty three (33) heads that are currently dispersed in San Miguel, Bulacan and seven (7) Buffalo heads have graduated from the project. In the expansion area, there are eleven (11) Buffaloes that are dispersed in Pangil, Laguna.
The carabao dispersal project was started in San Miguel, Bulacan in 2016 and expanded to Pangil, Laguna in 2012. Arellano University had been cognizant of the need for technical expertise in bulgarian buffalo management, thus though the Office for Community Development, it established a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) based in the science city of Munoz, Nueva Ecija.The primary purpose of the partnership undertaking is to collaborate in the pursuit of rural-based development of carabao industry. The project believes that buffalo-based dairy enterprises will provide viable economic opportunities that leads to increased income, higher nutritional status and improved general well-being among participating rural families and communities.
The summary of the BCDP dispersed in the following province, municipalities and barangays is presented in table 1 below:
Table 1. Inventory of Bulgarian Buffalo dispersal project
3.2 Bambusetum Project
In a unique set-up, the Bambusetum project of Arellano University located in a 1.25 hectares inside the Pangil River Eco-park in Pangil, Laguna has transformed into a more visible and stable condition since its inception in 2013. After four (4) years, the obscure tiny bamboo seedlings planted alongside both sides of a “stone and mortar “trail that leads to a proposed view-deck atop the mountain have all grown up and are almost matured. This would indicate that they can now be tapped for mass-propagation. This summer of 2017, plans are afoot to establish a nursery in the Bambusetum to produce Bamboo seedlings of the different species that can be found in the Bambusetum. The technical staff of the Ecosystem Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) of the D.E.N.R. have expressed their interest to help train our project stewards in bamboo propagation techniques and the establishment of the nursery.
Total of twenty-one (21) Bamboo species are planted and growing sustainably in the Bambusetum as of year-end or Dec 31, 2016. In September 8, 2016, ERDB-DENR technical staff conducted their field visit as part of institutional monitoring of the project. A follow-up in January, 2017 was undertaken to obtain a photo-documentation of the Bambusetum.
3.3 Bamboo Reforestation and Agro-forestry Project (BRAFP)
On Dec 9, 2016, as part of the celebration of ComDev Week, twenty-seven (27) different bamboo species were additionally planted in Bgy. Galalan, Pangil, Laguna. The activited was conducted with the participation of nine (9) faculty and students volunteers of the College of Business Administration, International Nursing Program and College of Computer Science, a total of. These Bamboos were planted along riverbanks in order to increase its chances of survival and at the same time arrest soil erosion in the nearby areas.
This activity has brought the total number of bamboos planted in the Agro-Reforestation Project (ARP) to five-hundred twenty-seven (527). The planted bamboos that were recently planted were primarily sourced from the propagated seedlings taken from the matured Bamboos that were initially planted in AU Pasig campus and from the Bamboo collection donated by Dr. Merdelyn Caasi-Lit from the UP- LB.-Institute of Plant Breeding. Likewise, the recorded number of assorted fruit trees planted have a total of 1,005 and 240 forest trees.
3.4 Outreach services/ non-curricular activities participated by faculty members of programs in various campuses of AU
3.4.1 College of Arts & Sciences (Legarda campus)
- Six (6) different types of outreach services were conducted this SY 2016-17 in the adopted community, Brgy. Masalipit, SMB. The various activities were implemented with the participation of more than 25 faculty members.
3.4.2 College of Education in Legarda
- Two (2) outreach activity done with the involvement of three (3) faculty members namely; Rizzenellie Gonzales, Dr. Rose Dedace and Louie Achilo implemented in Pangil Laguna and at Brgy409, Sampaloc, Manila.
3.4.3 School of Computer Science (Legarda campus)
- Two (2) outreach service done in Brgy 628 and Brgy 409, Manila with the invlvement of three (3) faculty members namely; Ms Geraldine Rilles and Mr. Al Santiago. Mr.Christopher Fei Pamiloza got involved in the institutional activity of bamboo planting in Pangil, Laguna.
3.4.4 College of Education (Pasig campus)
- Six (6) outreach services were implemented in adopted community at GK Arkong Bato with the participation of two (2) faculty members namely; Dr. Rosaline Dunuan and MS. Collen Sual
3.4.5 Graduate School of Nursing (MAN, Legarda)
- One (1) outreach services implemented in adopted community, Brgy 409 Sampaloc, Manila with the involvement of two (2) faculty members; Dr. R. Fernandez and Dr. Ida dela Cruz.
3.4.6 Elementary Dept. (Legarda campus)
- Two (2) outreach services with the invovement of seven (7) teachers were implemented in their adopted community Brgy 409, Sampaloc, Manila.
3.4.7 School of Nursing (Pasay campus)
- Two outreach activities were done in adopted community at GK, Alapan, Imus, Cavite with the involvement of five (5) faculty members.
3.4.8 Elementary and High School Dept. (Malabon campus)
- Two (2) outreach services was held in adopted community with seven (7) teachers in all that was invoved in said activity.
3.4.9 College of Arts & Science and Education (Plaridel campus)
- One (1) outreach service was implemented by one (1) faculty member
3.4.10 High School dept. (Plaridel campus)
- Six (6) teachers conducted one (1) outreach service in Brgy Pag-asa, Mandaluyong City.
3.5 Orientation briefing and seminar given to new students and transferee in almost all AU branches related to community outreach and services that are implemented institutionally or program specific outreach activities.
3.6 Mobilization of student volunteers in the conduct of institutional community outreach and extension in AU Legarda, Pasig. Pasay and Malabon campus.
Figure 2. Bulgarain Buffaloes disperesed in Pangil, Laguna
Figure 3. Bulgarian Buffaloes dispersed in San Miguel, Bulacan
Figure 4. Bambusetum in its inception stage (THEN)
Figure 5. Bambusetum after 3 years (NOW)
Andreline D. Ansula, Rsw, MSE