De La Salle University

The University's Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA) is its social development arm responsible for promoting the Lasallian Social Development principles in the Community. COSCA, via its programs, engages the Lasallian community to actualize faith in action through service and solidarity with the poor. COSCA aims to develop awareness in the Community of the problems and issues that abound in the country. It encourages members of the University to examine their social responsibilities in the light of the Christian faith. To complement the limited financial resources of the University, COSCA raises funds for the programs it supports, most of which are aimed at those belonging t...
Nov 4, 2014

Update for Talim Bay Coastal Resource Management

The Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA) participated in the recent coastal clean-up in Brgy Lumaniag, Lian, Batangas. Spearheaded by the Municipal Office of Lian, the activity involved several local Peoples’ Organization and other department of the Local Government Unit.

The project is currently strengthening several Peoples’ Organization in 3 coastal communities in Talim Bay. This is to ensure that these groups are still aligned in activities involving protection and preservation of the coastal ecosystem, more specifically, through the implementation of the marine protected area in Brgys Lumaniag and Binubusan. Related to this, the project also assisted officials from Brgy Luyahan in the approval of their brgy ordinance for the establishment of their fish sanctuary.

The project also provided a mangrove orientation to the canteen concessionaires of De La Salle Dasmarinas, aside from assisting them during their mangrove planting activity in Brgy. Lumaniag, Lian Batangas. The group planted 258 mangroves seedlings.   

The Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF) conducted a mangrove training to Samahang Mangingisda (SM) 79 related to a grant for their manrgove nursery project. SM 79 received a substantial amount for the purpose of planting 10,000.00 seedlings within their brgy.

Nov 4, 2014

DRRM update Oct 2014

The Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA) coordinated and facilitated the endorsement of relief food supplies to eight (8) partner organizations in National Capital Region (NCR) and two (2) provinces namely Batangas and Quezon of the affected families due to Typhoon Glenda. A total of 1112 families received the relief assistance.

 

COSCA also conducted and facilitated training on community-based disaster risk management to five barangays in Tubabao, Island, Guian, Eastern Samar.

 

The Center also conducted and facilitated training needs assessment on Community-based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) in Lian, Batangas. The fishers and other service sector of the community expressed their concerns in implementing alternative livelihood activities to augment their family income. The MDRRMC recommended to Brgy Chairman of six (6) coastal communities to display signage in the area. Prepare, plan and coordinate with the potential partners in the community disaster trainings. The MENRO suggested the identification of possible livelihood based on the availability of community resources. Majority of the barangay chairman agreed on the recommendation however financial limitation hinders the procurement of the signage. The following were the future plans of the project in Lian: 1). Determine the target timeline of the coastal communities; 2). Identify the external community resources for possible resource speaker in the community disaster training; and 3). Prepare and sign of MOA related to community-based disaster risk management trainings in the coastal communities.

 

COSCA also coordinated and facilitated the endorsement of relief items to two (2) partner organizations in National Capital Region (NCR) being affected families by Typhoon Mario. A total of 250 families received the relief assistance.

 

The Center also coordinated and facilitated the conveyance of 36 boxes of school supplies, 7 boxes of toiletries and 3 boxes of children’s wear in Polopina Elementary School Concepcion, Iloilo.

Aug 14, 2014

assessing vulnerabilities of coastal communities

the center for social concern and action in partnership with the alfred shields fsc ocean research center and the philippine poluution prevention roundtable is sponsoring a learning session on vulnerability assessments of coastal ecosystems in batangas bay.

the one day event scheduled on oct 14 and to be held in de la salle lipa is designed to provide information to key local government unit representatives from the coastal municipalities around batangas bay on the critical link between ecological status of coastal ecosystems and vulnerabilities of coastal communities to the effects of climate change. second, from the information to be shared by our scientists, it is hoped that lgu and companies through their corporate social responsibility programs/projects work hand in hand to plan out adaption and mitigation strategies.

the ultimate aim of the activity then is to firm up a public-private partnership in sustainable development.

the event organizers are expecting 100 participants from the different stakeholders around batangas bay. this session is also in partnership with the provincial government environment and natural resources office (pgenro-batangas) and the batangas bay coastal resource management foundation.

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