Boac, Marinduque, Philippines – President Zulueta welcomed the Mission to the World Philippines Foundation, Inc. for the renewal of the Memorandum of Agreement for the BS Social Work Field Instruction (FI) program on February 20, 2024 at the MSC OP Conference Room, Tanza, Boac, Marinduque.

Before the activity proper, the group was welcomed with the traditional putong rendered by the MSC Culture and Arts Unit together with the faculty members from the College of Arts and Social Sciences – BS Social Work Program.

As part of sustaining the partnership with MWPF Inc. which started in the year 2017, the renewal of MOA was conducted to continuously tap the students of MSC as they need to undergo supervised fieldwork in social welfare and social development agencies/organizations and community organizations to prepare them for employment and career growth.

“Social work encompasses all.” – PDPZ

Together with Dr. Diosdado P. Zulueta, SUC President III were the faculty members from the Social Work program composed of Ms. Rosalinda E. Punzalan- Program Head, BS Social Work; Ms. May Anne C. Baňaga; Ms. Norilie L. Dela Cruz; Ms. Ann Esmediana; and Ms. Chinee Lyn Marciano; and Atty. Arlyn Retardo-Legal Officer.

PDPZ emphasized to the group that social work encompasses all and he was once a social worker in the past with advocacy to help people, especially the poor and vulnerable groups. Hence, he encouraged the group to work together with MSC and give inspiration for greater social change.

On the other hand, the Mission to the World Philippines Foundation, Inc. was headed by Ms. Melina G. Espino- Executive Director. Together with her were Ms. Mary Grace Conde, Renato Bantolino, John Rizbert De Guzman, Jennypher J. Bantolino, Rosita D. Barrientos, Daniel Benjamin T. Panzer, Teresita Bautista, Cegales Toiz, Imelda B. Bravo, Salome C. Medallon.

To fully understand the gist of the activity, Ms. Melina informed everyone that the Mission to the World Philippines Foundation, Inc. non-government organization and child-caring institution duly organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the Philippines with office address in Cavite. She added that there is Ang Bahay Parola Grace Home for Boys in Cavite anda Ang Bahay Parola Peace Home for Girls in Laguna as well which are committed to protect Filipino street children from any form of abuse, develop their full potential, uphold their rights, and promote their best welfare and interest.

Ms. Melina and the group expressed their appreciation to Dr. Zulueta and MSC community for sending interns since 2017 wherein some of those interns were absorbed by the group. She added that MSC is producing excellent students with good personalities and professional training suited for the mission and goals of the organization.

With this, Dr. Zulueta thanked the Mission to the World Philippines Foundation, Inc. for visiting the college and signifying their intention to tap the services and assets of the college with hopes of more collaborations in the future. This means that the services and products of MSC are assets to its external clients and valuable for the growth of both parties.