Davao City Water District and Philippine College of Technology (PCT) signed a Memorandum of Agreement on February 22, 2019 for the latter’s conduct of research study at Malagos Watershed Reservation managed by DCWD.
General manager Engr. Edwin V. Regalado and officer-in-charge of Community Relations and External Affairs Department Ruth G. Jabines signed on behalf of DCWD while PCT was represented by school principal Cherry Pie M. Jimeno and practical research Teacher Harvey S. Salaga.
Engr. Regalado explained that the agreement consents the grade 12 students of PCT under the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics to conduct their research about Ferns and Fern Allies in Malagos Watershed Reservation, which has substantial biodiversity of plants, trees, and wildlife. This undertaking is part of DCWD’s support to quality education and serves as one of the strategies to increase environmentalism among the youth. Field research will not only allow the students to gain knowledge about their field of study but will also raise their awareness on correct environmental practices, Engr. Regalado added. The study will be conducted starting March 2019.
Malagos Watershed is one of Davao City’s three major water sources together with Mt. Talomo-Lipadas and Mt. Tipolog-Tamugan watersheds. Alexan Lynette L. Cabeguin