DSSC, CHO, PHO conduct food handling and safety seminar




Davao del Sur State College (DSSC) School Infirmary together with the City Health Office (CHO) of Digos City and the Provincial Health Office (PHO) of Davao del Sur conducted a "Food Handling and Safety Seminar” activity on May 5, 2023, at the DSSC Mini Theatre.


DSSC invited food caterers, street food vendors, and eatery owners stationed near the campus for the seminar, with the aim to spread awareness on the safety and sanitation of the food choices offered and sold to the students of DSSC.


Sanitation Inspector III Gil L. Casimiro, Program coordinator of the Provincial Environmental and Occupational Health, was invited to impart his knowledge and expertise in the Basic Food Safety Orientation for food handlers, focusing on the basic of food handling and ensuring the cleanliness of the preparation and area.


In relation to this, Peer navigator, STI-HIV AIDS educator, HIV Counsellor, and Program Staff of the Department of Health-Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc., Dennis R. Panolino, was also invited to spare his expertise and broaden people’s knowledge on HIV Awareness, to avoid blatant discrimination and stigmatization of certain communities and individuals.


With the guidance of Dr. Augie E. Fuentes, DSSC President; Dr. Siverlyn Camponsano, Vice-President for Academic Affairs; and Dr. Jeric Anthony S. Arnado, Director of Student Affairs and Services; and School Nurse Sandy Glenn b. Gregorio, RN, the seminar was successfully executed.


Also present were other CHO and PHO personnel along with other DSSC academic and administrative personnel.


The activity was pursuant to Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Memorandum Order (CMO) no. 9 series of 2013 in accordance with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) no. 7722, otherwise known as the “Higher Education Act no. of 1994”, Batas Pambansa 232, and Resolution No. 321-2013 of the Commission en banc dated April 8. 2013, which defines the scope, procedure, and the extent of regulations as well as the mechanics of evaluating student welfare and activities for students enrolled in Higher Education Institutions. (Cyril Abuloc/DSSC PRIO with photos from School Infirmary Office)