2nd Community Extension Meeting with Iligan City Police Station 6 and College of Criminology
Date: August 30, 2023
Location: Brgy. Office of Brgy. Digkilaan
The Community Extension Meeting convened at the Brgy. Office of Brgy. Digkilaan, bringing together key stakeholders from the Iligan City Police Station 6 and the College of Criminology. The meeting aimed to foster collaboration and coordination between these entities in order to enhance community engagement and address local needs. The following individuals attended the meeting: Dr. Charlyn S. Janog: Dean and OIC-Vice President of Academic Affairs; Ms. Jeannette Louise S. Labial: Research and Publications Officer, Department of Research and Creative Works; Ms. Jaycelyn V. Abucay: College of Criminology Community Extension In-charge; Police Officer Bacunador: Iligan City Police Station 6; Police Officer Tiu; and Police Officer Manalang.
The meeting also welcomed the presence of esteemed barangay captains: Brgy. Captain Sanoding I. Nato: Brgy. Dulag; Brgy. Captain Lipay C. Somocor: Brgy. Panorogongan; Brgy. Captain Abdullah A. Maruhom: Brgy. Lanipay; Brgy. Captain Ibrahim A. Mansuragan of Brgy. Kalilangan; and Brgy. Captain Michelle I. Malasado: Brgy. Digkilaan
The session commenced with a prayer led by Ms. Labial, setting a respectful and contemplative tone for the proceedings. Dr. Janog then took the floor to apprise all attendees of the purpose of the meeting, emphasizing the importance of cooperation in community development. She introduced the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as a framework for collaboration between the St. Peter’s College – College of Criminology and the Iligan City Police Station 6.
To ensure that all present were well-informed, Dr. Janog elaborated on the upcoming activities that would involve the barangays. She provided an overview of the Community Needs Assessment, detailing its significance in identifying local requirements. Furthermore, she delineated the roles and responsibilities of the barangay captains within this initiative, underscoring their essential contribution to its success.
Ms. Labial offered a practical suggestion to facilitate the dissemination of data gathering tools to household heads. Recognizing the role of purok leaders in local communities, she suggested involving them in the process to ensure effective outreach.
During the interaction, Ms. Labial inquired about the number of puroks present in each respective barangay. This information would prove vital in strategizing the distribution of assessment materials and targeting data collection efforts.
An essential agreement was reached during the meeting: a follow-up session was scheduled for September 1st, involving the Iligan City Police Station 6 and focused on the presentation of the purok counts from specific barangays, namely Rogongon, Mainit, Mandulog, and Bonbonon.
The meeting concluded with a rundown of the forthcoming activities:
September 1st: Dissemination of questionnaires to the Iligan City Police Station 6 for distribution to the remaining seven barangays.
1st or 2nd week of October: Implementation of community activities based on the results of the Community Needs Assessment.
In summary, the 2nd Community Extension Meeting brought together key stakeholders from the Iligan City Police Station 6, the College of Criminology, and barangay leaders. The collaborative efforts and strategic planning discussed in the meeting are anticipated to lead to a more comprehensive understanding of community needs and effective initiatives that will contribute to the well-being of Iligan City’s residents.