DSSC holds groundbreaking ceremonies for new buildings


Dr. Augie E. Fuentes, Davao del Sur State College (DSSC) President led the groundbreaking ceremony to formally commence the construction of the four project establishments of the college on May 31, 2022 in DSSC Main Campus and DSSC Matanao Extension Campus.


The series of groundbreaking ceremonies kicked-off at DSSC Matanao Extension Campus, Kapoc, Matanao, Davao del Sur where the Bamboo Hub Processing Building and the Training Briefing Hall will rise soon. The two structures are expected to aid in the development of the bamboo industry in the region. The establishment of the said buildings is part of the BREAD DAVSUR: Upscaling Bamboo Rural Enterprise and Development Project in partnership with the Department of Agriculture RFO XI.


Also, the groundbreaking for the establishment of IP Farmers’ Field Schools for Environmental Conservation, which will be constructed at DSSC Matanao Extension Campus was also conducted.


Meanwhile, the groundbreaking ceremony for the establishment of the Cacao Sensory and Isotope Laboratory was conducted inside the campus of DSSC.


The ground breaking ceremonies were attended by the awarded constructors of the building with Brgy. Captain Hon. Grace S. Juntilla; Tribal Chieftain Datu Rochel Bruno and the officials and key officials of Barangay Kapoc. Present also in the ceremony were Hon. Alfredo O. Panerio, Municipal Vice Mayor; Engr. Tex Tandidang Jr., Municipal Engineer; Engr. Leonaveth Mejias, Municipal Agriculturist; Mr. Irick Agbon, Congressional Staff; Mr Dulce Padillo, PENR Officer; Mr. Raul Fueconcillo, Provincial Agriculturist; Mr. Fred Rosello, Staff from the Office of the Vice-Governor. There are also representatives from DA RFO XI Engr. Joepar Escario and Dr. Melinda Rubellano. And the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) represented by Mr.  Ruperto Desabila and Mr. Diomedes Mirafuentes.


Fuentes, in her message, expressed her gratitude to the national agencies who made the projects possible. She also thanked the barangay and LGU officials for the continued support to the college. She also emphasized that these projects will help the college to better serve its various stakeholders. (Shawn Medina/DSSC-PAO with report by Merylie Noran)