TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines, March 20 (PIA)- No less than Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Undersecretary for Support Programs Infrastructure Management Camilo Gudmalin led the opening of DWSD 2’s Regional Learning Resource Center named as ‘Balai na Inammu’ on Tuesday, March 20.
Gudmalin said it is very important to have a regional learning center as an outlet of disseminating whatever practices, documentation and knowledge products that the department has.
“This is very useful especially for students for their research and to improve the worker’s knowledge on social work and social protection,” he said.
The Undersecretary added that in the 21st century, the competition is on information and knowledge.
“DSWD is not the only agency that generates knowledge. I am very happy that in the network, we have the pillars in the academe, the pillars of the practitioners and experts, partner-agencies and other stakeholders,” he added.
For her part, Lucia S. Alan, OIC-regional director, said the library features social work, researches and the knowledge products of DSWD.
“We may not have an advanced library but we’ll get there. With these baby steps, we are towards the establishment of a very functional library,” Alan said.
Alan has acknowledged the contributions of Cagayan State University (CSU), University of Saint Louis (USL) and University of Cagayan Valley (UCV) for ensuring the propriety and orderliness of the library.
“We thank our partners in pursuit and desire to contribute to the advancement of both theoretical and practical intelligences of the people in Region 2,” Alan said, adding that the learning resource center is open to all.
On the other hand, Gudbalin lauded the efforts of DSWD-2 for taking initiative in the promotion and realization of the mandate of the department.
During the occasion, UCV has also turned-over the Learning-Net database to DSWD 2 and members of the Social Welfare Development Learning Network (SWDL-Net) renewed their commitment to engage their participation and expertise in guiding the over-all functioning of the network as well as the conduct of trainings and other activities formulated for intermediaries and stakeholders. Mark Djeron Tumabao/Angely Lubo Mercado/PIA-2