SDO Calamba City, headed by Schools Division Superintendent Susan DL Oribiana, donated P330,000 worth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to different public hospitals in Laguna on April 21.
Cash donations came from teachers, school heads, and non-teaching personnel of SDO Calamba City. Kapayapaan IS and San Ramon Elementary School received a donation of face shield materials from Faithful Jesus Church, a religious organization. Their teachers offered their labor of love to create 300 face shields as part of the PPEs which were purchased and distributed to different Laguna Provincial Hospitals (LPH).
The PPEs were donated to three prime LPHs, specifically Dr. Jose P. Rizal Memorial Hospital in Calamba where the donations were received by Admin Staff Marilyn Araw Iran. Another receipient was LPH-San Pablo District Hospital in San Pablo City where the donations were received by Nurse Priscilla M. Capuno. PPEs were also given to Laguna Medical Center at Sta. Cruz, Laguna where the donations were received by Nurse Rachell Llamoso.
SDO Calamba City distributed the PPEs to the center of the different Laguna Districts, which cater to majority of the masses. Soc Mob SEPS Ronald Manaig, who supervised the activity, was overwhelmed by the outpour of donations from schools and the uncontained happiness reflected on the recipients’ smiling eyes and thankful words.
Together with the PPEs were artwork and messages created by several learners honoring the frontliners. The recipients were touched when they received the art of love from learners. To them it was “priceless” and “it adds to their confidence, reading such messages.”
Lagunense Frontliners are primarily concerned with the welfare of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients of Laguna. Just like in any other parts of the country, majority of them are doing their best to attend to their mandate to save lives at the expense of their families’. In fact, there were some who gave their lives to those infected with this virus. Providing them protective gears would ensure their safety so that they can go back home to their families.
This global pandemic has taken a toll on everyone. In the Philippines it grows day by day. We can help our frontliners by staying healthy and keeping safe in our homes. (Written by Minariza M. Gillaco, EPS II/ DIAO and Ronald A. Manaig, SEPS, Schools Division Office of Calamba City)