If there may be important lessons that COVID-19 teaches us and forces us to do, these would be to always wash our hands and to consistently disinfect our surroundings.
It is for this reason that as part of “Pisayuda: Syensya Para sa Bayan” outreach program, the campus director of Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao tapped the janitors to make foot baths and the chemistry faculty to dilute absolute ethanol to make 70% ethyl alcohol.
CONSTRUCTING FOOT BATHS FOR BARANGAY OFFICES
The three (3) sets of foot bath constructed by the janitorial personnel were distributed to the three neighboring barangays of the campus, namely Barangay Mintal, Barangay Bago Oshiro, and Barangay Sto. Niňo last April 2, 2020 for their use to disinfect the footwear of the visitors and staff entering their premises.
Included in the package donated to each of these three barangays was one container full of chlorine – taken from the four (4) barrels of chorine donated by PSHS-SMC Batch 1993 Alumni led by Ms. Chin-Chin Nobleza, Mr. Jonah Nobleza and Ms. Dindin Velasco.
PSHS SYSTEM OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MEMORANDUM NO. 056 RE EXTENSION OF DEADLINE & CONDUCT OF THE 2020 PSHSS LATERAL ADMISSION QUALIFYING EXAMINATION (LAQE)
Originally, the conduct of the qualifying exam for lateral entry for incoming Grade 8 and Grade 9 students was set on May 11, 2020 with the deadline for submission of application to different PSHS campuses calendared on April 29, 2020.
Now, with the COVID-19 crisis and the ongoing enhanced community quarantine in Luzon and other regions in the country, the exam was moved to May 22, 2020 and the deadline of submission on May 8, 2020.
For the qualifications, requirements, and downloadable forms, please check this link:
You may also text PSHS-SMC Registrar’s Hotline number: 0999-7185-180, on weekdays only (Monday-Friday), 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
A number of alumni readily extended helping hands especially upon knowing that the Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus’ own PPE production team was calling for donations for materials needed in the making of face shield and intubation box.
The PSHS-SMC Alumni Association even served as channels where donors put in money for the procurement of additional materials for PPE making. Indeed, considerable amount of monetary assistance poured in.
“Yes, for those who inquired, we made them deposit their donations via the bank account of Philippine Science High School – SMC Alumni Association in Sterling Bank of Asia,” Mr. Michael Casas, the Alumni President, relayed via Fb messenger.
Pisay-SMC heeds call for PPE production for front liners; team of personnel steps up to man fabrication
“If frontliners will not be protected, then who will protect us?”
Thus was the drive that pushed Engr. Michael Nalitan, Art, Drafting, and Technology (ADTech) Teacher and head of the Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus Fabrication Laboratory to leave the safety of his home everyday despite the community quarantine imposed by the City Government of Davao to report to the campus and labor on making face shields and intubation boxes staring last March 23, 2020.
“I hope we can sustain as the demands for personal protective equipment (PPEs) are overwhelming. Thank God I have some help too from my fellow Pisay-SMC employees. Plus, there is constant communication from among the ADTech and DMT faculty across the different campuses under the Pisay system,” Engineer Nalitan indirectly said on his Facebook post dated March 24, 2020.
Together with Engr. Nalitan is Mr. Bernilo Alcuizar, Adminstrative Aide IV, who despite being a senior citizen still extended his help in in the 3-D machine production, in manual cutting of the materials, in setting up the shields, in assembling of the intubation box, and in packing the sets ready for delivery and shipping to different hospitals, quarantine facilities, and health centers within and outside of Davao City. Along with them is Mr. Ronald Gica, a Mathematics teacher of the campus, who likewise sacrificed his time and opportunity to stay home for the desire to protect as many medical front liners. Since March 30, 2020, Physics Teacher Engr. Cromwell Castillo and former ADtech Teacher Engr. Ace Lonzaga also volunteered to be part of the work force.
SMC feeds checkpoint volunteers in 8 barangays as contribution to Pisay systemwide covid-19 relief campaign
In response to the covid-19 crisis and in support to “Pisayuda: Syensya Para sa Bayan”, an outreach program of the Philippine Science High School System, Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus distributed food packs and water to the front liners working at different check points in Davao City starting last March 31, 2020.
Taking the lead in giving out the relief was Campus Director Delia Legaspino herself, who along with the school’s administrative aide/driver Mr. Alfred Saracho, intended to visit the different check point centers particularly in Barangay Sto. Niňo, Riverside, Malagos, Wangan, Subasta, Sirib, and Tagakpan (2 areas) every day until situations gets better.