DSWD Team Leader in Davao Oriental Gemma D. Dela Cruz receives a plaque from Gov. Corazon N. Malanyaon for her ‘distinguished service, loyalty and excellence to her mandated function in channeling regional programs and social services into the province, going above and beyond the normal call of duty’, during the recent  47th Founding Anniversary of the province. A Social Welfare Officer 3, Dela Cruz has been a DSWD social worker for 20 years now. Her first assignment was with the Special Project for Scavengers at the then Smokey Mountain. She also served at the Women’s Help Desk, Home for Girls and Women, Social Welfare and Development operations office in Compostela Valley before she was identified to head the Davao Oriental DSWD team. (DSWD)