City of San Fernando, Pampanga – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region III and different research, education and social welfare institutions formally signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today, 11 June 2021.

The said MOA institutionalizes the Social Welfare and Development Learning Network or SWD L-Net in the region. Is it basically a coming together of different experts from different fields and be a center of professional development and capacity building.

DSWD Region III Director Marites M. Maristela, CESO III said that the operations of the Central Luzon SWD L-Net is essential when it comes to the improvement of services, “ang inyong gagawin ay importante lalo na kung capability building ang pag-uusapan,” she said.

The said network is chaired by Dr. Elena Tesoro who believes that there is a challenge in sustaining the network but everyone’s commitment to impact the service delivery system will go a long way.

A number of projects are lined up this year such as database and knowledge product development, virtual training, research, and more. 

The network is comprised of DSWD Region III, Department of Interior and Local Government Region III, Commission on Population and Development Region III, Philippine Statistics Authority Region III, Department of Education Region III, Police Regional Office III, National Commission on Indigenous People Regional Office III, Don Honorio Ventura State University, Tarlac State University, Bulacan State University, Central Luzon State University, Angeles University Foundation, Columbian College, Inc., Our Lady of Fatima University, Holy Angel University, University of the Assumption, A Child’s Trust in Ours to Nurture, Inc., La Rose Noire Foundation, Inc., Rehoboth Children’s Home, Inc., Kapampangan Manalakaran, Inc., Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines, Inc. Pampanga and Bulacan Chapter, Dr. Elena C. Tesoro, Ronnel T. Golimlim, RSW, and Charlo Costales.