4 JUNE 2022, LAOAG, ILOCOS –A-PAD PH continues to establish new partnerships and volunteer networks in Luzon and Mindanao
After series of meetings and consultation with the potential partners in the Ilocos and CARAGA regions, General Santos City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Redemptorist Laoag, and Pugad Lawin sa Ilocos formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding with A-PAD PH for disaster risk management activities last June 2 and 7, respectively. Present in the GSCCCII signing were Athea Penaloza, A-PAD PH OIC-Executive Director; Cris Biñas, A-PAD PH Program Coordinator; Benirando Claudio, GSCCCII President; Roy John Malaluan, GSCCCII Executive Director; Daisy Jane De Slate, GSCCCII Consultant; and Marilou Albano- GSCCCII Corporate Secretary. While present in the Ilocos Partner MOU signing were the Current President of the Pugad Lawin sa Ilocos, Lawin Gavino L. “OSPREY” Coloma, and Rev. Fr. Alex Bercasio, C.Ss.R, Redemptorist Laoag Superior.
HRN Orientation and Launching
The A-PAD PH, with the help of Assumption College of Davao, gathered 25 students last June 4, 2022 for the orientation of the Human Resource Network. This will help the region to establish its very own HRN volunteers. While in the Ilocos Region, A-PAD PH formally launched its HRN in partnership with Northwestern University in Laoag City and is composed of 18 students and staff who pledged to become an HRN volunteer.