Our campus pledged 1.5M to be allotted for ‘Pisayuda’. This, we took from the MOOE for calendar year 2020 since we have cancelled a number of school activities already and also a little from the infrastructure budget,” Director Legaspino relayed.
With the community quarantine strictly imposed by the City Government of Davao effective March 26, 2020, military and police officers, nurses/medical personnel, barangay police/volunteers, and other workers manning the checkpoints are among the at-risk individuals as they are to check every traveler passing by their area. Hence, the school thought of them as among the priorities to be assisted through the Pisayuda program.
“We would attend to our own members in the Pisay community too, especially the janitors, the security guards, the contract of service personnel, the families of employees affected by covid-a9 (if there’s any), and our less fortunate students,” the director explained.
Assisting in the realignment of the budget, in the procurement process, and in the packing and preparation of the food packs were a number of PSHS-SMC personnel including Mr. Elmar Digal, Ms. Catherine Ureta, Ms. Michelle Rontal, Ms. Maria Sandra Agnes Golvin, Ms. Alex Palero, among others.
Apart from relief goods operation, the school’s Fabrication Laboratory under Engineer Michael Nalitan has been producing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face shields and incubators since March 23, 2020 and a number has been distributed already to different hospitals although a lot more need to be fast tracked to answer to the requests of many other health centers and the petition of Presidential Protocol Office to provide additional PPEs to medical and health workers in next to no time.