The Holy Cross of Davao College through the Bachelor of Science in Social Work recently took home the token of appreciation during the Pasidungog: Garbo sa Davao Program last March 15, 2019 at Azuela Cove, Lanang, Davao City for its Community-based Rehabilitation Education and Extension Service for the Drug Reformists (CREED) advocacy program.

The college was one the recipients of this year’s recognition ceremony, further validating its commitment to transforming the lives of individuals through its community extension services.

According to BS in Social Work Chairperson Cirilia Lilibeth Panes, the CREED advocacy program was a response to the city government’s campaign on drug rehabilitation. The advocacy aims to conduct rehabilitation education, intervention and counseling among drug reformists.

Last October 18, 2018, the BSSW Program initiated the launching of the Sagip Kinabuhi Program 2 at the St. Francis Xavier Parish Service, Tibungco, Davao City which was attended by 16 persons with Substance Use Disorder (PSDU), 7 family members, 42 agency partner representatives, the Archdiocese Social Action Center, St. Francis Xavier Parish, and the Barangay Tibungco Council.

“May the inspiring collaboration among the school, the archdiocese, the parish and the local government through the city and barangay be experienced too in other parishes in our fervent Christian desire to serve urgently a growing number of disadvantaged needy PSUDs”, Acting President, Dr. Iris A. Melliza said in her message.

‘Pasidungog’ (Visayan for “honor”) is the City Government of Davao’s way of recognizing outstanding individuals, civic groups, countries, and companies for their unwavering support and contribution to the programs and growth of the city.