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UP Baguio and DSWD Cordillera – Social Welfare and Development Network inks Memorandum of Understanding

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The University of the Philippines Baguio signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with DSWD CAR through its Social Welfare and Development Learning Network (SWDL-Net) on 24 January 2023 that aims to expand collaboration and partnership along Social Welfare and Development (SWD) Programs and Services through the three sectors of the university: The University Library, Office of Counselling and Guidance and Office of Student Affairs. The partnership will facilitate collaboration on Capacity Building, Research and Development, Information and Expertise Exchange, Network Building and Formation, Resource Mobilization, Library Management and Guidance and Counseling Services.

The MoU signing was spearheaded by the DSWD and SWDL-Net Team headed by the Regional Director Leo L. Quintilla, OIC Division Chief of the Protective Services Division Mary Ann G. Buclao, SWD L-Net Chairperson Lauren P. Kipaan, and Director of BSU University Library.

The UP Baguio team was composed of Chancellor Prof. Corazon L. Abansi, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Ms. Rosemary M. Guiterrez, PhD, Counseling and Guidance Office Head Ms. Aurora P. Parcasio and Library Officer-In-Charge Ms. Amelia C. Cendaña.

The Social Welfare and Development Learning Network (SWDL-Net) is a group of individual experts and organizations/institutions who agree to collaborate and ensure quality delivery of Social Welfare and Development (SWD) learning programs and services. The Learning Network was organized by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through Administrative Order No. 20 series of 2005.

Read more about the MOA here.

Photo by: UPB OPA and DSWD-CAR Staff

Members of both parties after the MoU signing.

DSWD-CAR Regional Director Leo L. Quintilla and Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi exchanging tokens.

DSWD-CAR Regional Director Leo L. Quintilla delivering his message.

Prepared by: Social Media Services Unit