Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges (CSPC) with the CSPC Center for Gender and Development (CGAD) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Justice (DOJ) on April 14, 2021 to mainstream gender and development at the latter’s Parole and Probation Administration – Region V (PPARV).

The MOA was signed by President Charlito P. Cadag of CSPC and Regional Director Amy Helconida H. Sarmiento of PPARV.

Under the partnership, the two parties will collaborate to establish, strengthen, and sustain the CGAD in PPARV. Specifically, it aims to realize GAD mainstreaming activities to PPARV personnel, Volunteer Probation Assistants, and partners, as well as parolees, probationers, first-time minor drug offenders under suspended sentence and clients rendering community service.

Also present in the ceremony were CSPC CGAD Director Dennis Rañon and staff and Ms. Hazel R. Aquino of the Extension Services Office. Meanwhile, Dir. Sarmiento was joined by Ms. Emily B. Fraginal, Ms. Annabella M. Aguilar, and Mr. Jedwin Roy Martinez.