Mabalacat City College, through the MCC Kayantabe Office and Research and Development Office, is embarking on a big project for Sitio Haduan, Brgy. Marcos Village, Mabalacat City.

Last February 17, 2021, a Rapid Rural Assessment (RRA) was conducted by the said units of MCC together with DOST Region 3 to better understand the condition of Sitio Haduan.

The main issues identified that need interventions are the following: establishment of cooperative and associations for livelihood opportunities and regulation, vulnerable population of Balakat trees, lack of a water filter, lack of training on organic farming, lack of training on pest management, and a functional health center. The said activity was conducted to help identify the specific community interventions and conservation strategies needed by the community of Sitio Haduan, Marcos Village.

This endeavor is an PhP8 million pesos tripartite project of Mabalacat City College, Department of Science and Technology, and the Local Government of Mabalacat City, having MCC Kayantabe as the chief implementing office. MCC Kayantabe is the community extension office of Mabalacat City College, and is primarily in-charge of forging partnerships with the community. It is also the advocacy center of MCC that is currently centered on literacy improvement, environmental awareness, and cultural preservation. “Kayantabe” is a Kapampangan word which means, “companion”.

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