Based on the results of the evaluation and reactions of participants, this year’s Regional National Service Training Program (NSTP) Implementers Training and 2nd NSTP Students’ Congress at SMU was rated outstanding.
Professor Juliet Tadeo, president of the Region 2 NSTP Implementers Association, Inc. said the methods in the training conducted Nov. 7-9 were outstanding as reflected in the evaluation.
“Outstanding ang naging method kasi according sa evaluation that we have done, the result coming from the participants and teachers is outstanding,” Tadeo said.
She added that the SMU Marian-Emergency Response Team (M-ERT) did an excellent transfer of skills to all the participants.
“Lahat ng topic, the venue, the food are great and the M-ERT, in fairness, they did a very good transfer of skills to our participants,” said Tadeo.
Moreover, Jerry Gamiao, president of M-ERT, lauded the SMU-NSTP and M-ERT for a job well done even though the event was conducted during the landfall of a typhoon.
“Job well done para sa M-ERT, para sa SMU NSTP kasi kahit na ganitong bumabagyo, nagawa pa rin namin ng maayos ‘yung training at congress,” he said.
On the other hand, Gamiao said that the said event aimed to equip the knowledge on how to respond during emergencies and calamities, as the event was themed “Capability Building on Disaster Preparedness.”
The three-day training was composed of plenary sessions on rescue and emergency transfer, bandaging, ropemanship, incident command system and rappelling in which skills in their common emergencies were developed especially during the FTX (Ano ‘to?).
M-ERT seniors, trainers and alumni members served as guest speakers and facilitators in the said event where lectures and actual demonstrations were prepared and imparted.

By Joresa Dainty Aseron and Karen Ramiro