Liza M. Guingguing

By Liza M. Guingguing
SEPS-Surigao del Sur

 SURIGAO DEL SUR– April 8, 2020

Border checkpoints, work and market prescribed schedules, and strict compliance with preventive measures at all times are among national and local initiatives to limit the movement of people to fight COVID-19.

These activities kindled the “Bayanihan Spirit” of the people in different localities around the country particularly in the province of Surigao del Sur. Among those who rendered community services were teachers and employees of DepEd-Surigao del Sur Division.

Senior High School Students and Teachers of Esperanza IS, Carmen District, Nurcia IS of Lanuza, Lingig CES of Lingig I, Maglatab NHS and Manambia IS of Tagbina 2 initiated the production of face masks and face shields for the front liners and residents in their localities as these items were not available in the markets.

Teachers also from Lingig CES of Lingig 1, Maglambing IS of Tagbina 2, Margarita Yusingco NHS of Lingig 3, Gata IS of San Agustin 1, St. Christine NHS of Lianga 2 and Gamut CES of Tago 2 distributed snacks and food packs to the residents including those who manned the checkpoints.

Moreover, Florita H. Irizari NHS invented 19 units of foot-controlled disinfectant sprayer and automated disinfecting cabin while teachers continued to distribute Covid-19 advocacy flyers to different barangays.

In an online interview, Ms. June L. Abay-abay, School Head of Cagdapao ES expressed that, as a wife of a Brgy. Captain and as a DepEd employee, she also has to do something like making of Home Quarantine Pass for all the residents of their barangay and by allowing the use of their personal vehicle for transport of relief goods.

Teachers of Unidad NHS of Cagwait 2 continued their advocacy on having survival kits at home while teachers of SN Azarcon MES of Cantilan 2 provided assistance as part of the checkpoint team at barangay Magosilom.

Meanwhile, SGOD personnel distributed snacks to the front liners, and groups from the division office also distributed goods and hygiene kits at their chosen municipalities.

These are just some of those first recorded. SurSurDiv will continue to recognize efforts rendered for the good of everybody,” said SGOD Chief Dr. Elvira S. Urbiztondo.

Schools Division Superintendent Josita B. Carmen, CESO V commented in one of the Facebook posts that these acts are persons’ response ability. She then thanked and commended those who quickly responded to the Bayanihan Spirit in Surigao del Sur Division.


Photos grabbed from Facebook posts.

SDS Josita B. Carmen, CESO V  hands over to the provincial government the protective items and other commodities intended for the front line workers.