DSWD partners with BatStateU in key project for Taal Volcano eruption victims

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) chose Batangas State University as its partner in the development of a Displacement Tracking Matrix on Taal Volcano Eruption, which would provide a comprehensive profile database of the people displaced by the eruption of Taal Volcano.

ASec. Jose Antonio Hernandez of DSWD visited the university on January 23, 2020 to conduct an ocular inspection of the facility and computer units to be used for the project.

“Okay ito, maganda ang facility ng Batangas State University. Komportable ang mga encoders, mabilis ang internet, kaya mas mabilis matatapos ang proyekto,” ASec. Hernandez said.

The computer laboratory of the College of Accountancy, Business, Economics and International Hospitality Management (CABEIHM) serves as the project’s data hub.

The data to be generated through the support of forty (40) faculty volunteers from Main I, Main II, and Lemery campuses would be instrumental in plotting strategic actions for the benefit of the victims of the recent disaster that struck Batangas. Data include relevant information of the head of family, number of family members displaced, their current location, and other pertinent details that would guide authorities in plotting strategic interventions for the victims.

ASec. Hernandez personally ensured that the system was in place and that data integrity would not be compromised. After systems check, he visited the BatStateU Main I’s Emergency Operations Center and Evacuation Center to check on the condition of the evacuees.