HELPING A GROWING COMMUNITY
Over the past 36 years, Sitio Libis in Valenzuela City was once an informal settlers community. The community did not have legal rights to build structures and buildings till the Land Acquisition Project in 2010. Now, Sitio Libis can finally build structures that will help with the development of its community.
In partnership with the Technical Assistance Movement for People and Environment, Inc. (TAMPEI), the CTWS class under the College of Architecture (COA) helped with the design of the boundary arch of Sitio Libis as a marker for the community. The Sitio Libis community thanked the CWTS class for their efforts, as the boundary arch symbolizes their growing community.
Project Katarungan was an initiative by the NSTP-College of Social Sciences & Philosophy (CSSP) to assist the persons deprived of liberty or PDL with their online hearings and online classes by contributing laptops and other devices. Last June 21, the NSTP classes: CWTS 2 CSSP MJKL (Prof. Daniel Mabazza), CWTS 2 CSSP MKLN1 (Asst. Prof. Jairus Diesta Espiritu), and CWTS 2 CSSP MXY (Asst. Prof. Marielle Marcaida) turned over four sets of computers (with tables and chairs) to Tanglaw Pag-asa, Bulacan’s youth rehabilitation center.
As a token of appreciation, they were given flower pens hand-made by their youth. NSTP-CSSP Coordinator, Asst. Prof. Jairus Espiritu, shared the activity in his FB account and expressed his thoughts in teaching NSTP. Asst. Prof. Espiritu said “teaching NSTP reminded me of our shared humanity–how all of us are in need of each other’s help. And I do think it is from this shared humanity that our civic duties arise. We are responsible for one another because we are in each other.”
By Ma. Regina Valerio