To extend community involvement and training to students to be more competent, the Holy Cross of Davao College and the Regional Mental and Dental Unit of the Philippine National Police (RMDU-PNP) XI had their first meeting last June 16 at the HCDC campus.

The said meeting was centered on coming up with possible partnership and discuss developmental programs for the students to be more equipped in their chosen profession.

“We are  enthusiastic to  extend our service through community engagement and involvement.  We will be accommodating intern students from social work, psychology, criminology and IT students in the soonest possible time in partnership with your institution,” Commanding Officer PLT. Samuel Lungan said.

The said conference was set to lay down content of the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for finalization. The proposed projects by the RMDU PNP XI are for the internship program, community engagement, conducting research, emergency response and disaster preparedness training.

The RMDU will give possible employment for our graduates after the internship program and we really need professionals such as social workers, psychologists, ITs, and criminologists to be part of our team,” HR In-charge PSSG Jo G. Bibera said.

The Center for Linkages welcomed the RMDU-PNP XI and was expecting a meaningful and successful collaboration.

The conference was initiated by the Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) Program headed by Cirila Lilibeth Panes, RSW, MSSW. 

“We are grateful to have the opportunity to connect with RMDU-PNP XI because our students will be trained by a legitimate agency, promoting from knowledge into practice, and ensuring the safety of our students while under the provision of our partner agency while developing the skills and right attitude in becoming professionals, and as a true agent of social transformation and begin to be servant leaders in our communities,” Panes said.

The signing ceremony of the MoA is scheduled within this month and the agreement duration will be effective for two years.

Currently, the RMDU-PNP XI accommodates men in uniform who need medical assistance, counseling and other assistance. (Jhunryl B. Orit, Cross Yearbook Scholar)