College of Arts and Sciences Extension Team Conducts Site Visit and Exploratory Talks with 1105th CDC, 11th RCDG ARESCOM Members in Baganihan, Marilog for Proposed Adopt a Laangkawal Project

The College of Arts and Sciences sent a team of faculty and staff to Barangay Baganihan, Marilog, last March 25, 2022, for a site visit and exploratory talks with key informants from the 1105th CDC, 11th RCDG ARESCOM, Col. Alvin S. Aspiras, Maj. Manuel S. Gatus Jr. and Commandant Msg. Gaveson D. Iba for the โ€œAdopt-a-Laangkawalโ€ Extension Project of the college. The project will entail livelihood innovation through facilitated extension to the community and enhance the skills, knowledge, values of the reservists and the regular members in support of their sworn duty in the Army.

The activity was conducted through a Stepping Stone participatory planning approach to safeguard the interests of potential beneficiaries in the development process and recognize the rights of indigenous peoples to participate actively in planning their futures. In this way, the activity would be able to optimize the preparation of plans where the local community is encouraged to think about their knowledge and lived experiences in relation to the proposed project.

The CAS Extension Team included Project leader/ILCA Director Allan H. Navales, College Extension Coordinator, Marilou P. Suazo, College Research Head, Ms. Judee Nogodula, NSTP/ ROTC Director Mr. Richard Aceron, LLD Program Head Mr. Virgil Torremocha, and faculty members Francis N. Reginio, Reah Izza T. Paglinawan, Mr. John Riz Bagnol, Mr. Paul Yves Montero, Mr. Daryl Salas and Ms. Diodeth Apas.

The college’s proposed Adopt-a-Laangkawal Extension Project is a result of the successful Health and Wellness for Reservists webinar conducted by the college last December 10, 2021.ย