Acting President of Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC) Dr. Ma. Iris A. Melliza awards a Pasalamat plaque to Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Assistant Regional Director Alfredo M. Sy during the recent HCDC Araw ng Parangal. DSWD was recognized as an agency that has always a heart for the less fortunate, and for sharing the Listahanan Data as reference of the Commission on Higher Education in identifying potential scholars of HCDC. Honoring some 16 partners from the public and private sectors, the event was undertaken under the theme “Recognizing Education Mission Partners of Archdiocese of Davao through HCDC”.
In response, Assistant Director Sy said, “This partnership has borne its fruits. In fact, we are witnesses to the successes of our beneficiaries in their respective fields of education. At present, many other schools have already expressed their intent to replicate the same since this break has not only eased the burden of some of our client-parents but it has also brought our client-students closer to reaching their dreams. At DSWD, we aspire to make these differences in the lives of our clients by vigorously providing them access to various opportunities. But DSWD cannot do it alone. We need partners like you to help us accomplish our vision.” (DSWD)