To provide a favorable field work practice experience to the student interns and to extend community involvement and training of students, the Holy Cross of Davao College and the Regional Mental and Dental Unit of the Philippine National Police (RMDU-PNP) PRO XI have formally forged partnership through an agreement last September 15, 2022.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was graced by the HCDC President Br. Noelvic H. Deloria, S.C., Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Teresa P. Fabiana, Center for Linkages, Internationalization and Language Studies (Link-In & LS) Head Ms. Sheryl Urdaneta, and Regional Medical and Dental Unit XI (RMDU XI) Chief PCOL. Marilou G. Aboloc.

In the MOU, the projects to be implemented by the RMDU PNP XI with HCDC include field instruction program, community engagement, conducting research, emergency response and disaster preparedness training to the employees and students.

The Link-In & LS also welcomed the RMDU-PNP XI as part of the education mission partners of HCDC. 

“We are welcoming you to conduct a talk to meet our graduating students to talk about their career and chosen profession, especially to our criminology and social work students,” Ms. Sheryl Urdaneta, Head of Center for Linkages, Internationalization and Language Studies, said.

The MOU, which will take effect within the period of two years, was initiated by the Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) Program headed by Cirila Lilibeth Panes, RSW, MASW with the entire support of the school administration.

Currently, a group of Social Work interns have been deployed to RMDU XI Field Office located at Camp Sgt Quintin M Merecido, Buhangin, Davao City, where they will be rendering service for a total of 500 hours.

“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,” Panes said. (Jhunryl B. Orit, The New Crusader Yearbook Scholar)