October 1, 2020

Cotabato City (October 1, 2020) – As we continue to fight against the global pandemic caused by the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the teachers will be considered as the new front liners in facing the challenges for the opening of the classes. Last August 14, Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones said that opening of classes will be on October 5, 2020.

With the global problem on CoViD-19, many constituents who are having below-average of the usual income facing challenge to complete its personal protection kit due to some reasons like limited supplies in our locality and the demand and prices are high. Along with, in facing the new challenges for the academic year 2020-2021, our private school teachers that belong to the average income and new front liners will be considered as the most challenged to deal with their duties and responsibilities. However, with the implementation of the different guidelines of teaching, our private school teachers are still competent to do their daily work to render services and to support one of the sustainable development goals (SDG) which is the quality education. 

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The Office of Member of Parliament Lawyer Maisara C. Dandamun – Latiph has conducted a series of relief distribution ‘Provision of Teachers Personal Protection Kit’ in order to strengthen the awareness on personal protection for CoViD-19 pandemic and extend assistance for the 500 private school teachers from Marawi City, Lanao del Sur I and II. The activity was conducted on September 02, 04 and 09, 2020 respectively. Every kit consisted of 250 ml of antiseptic disinfectant, 20 pieces of face mask, hand soaps and face shields.

No.Name of SchoolNo. of Recipient Teachers
1.Philippine Engineering and Industrial (PEACI)23
2.Philippine Integrated College Academy Foundation20
3.Lanao Islamic Paramedical College Foundation35
4.Jamiatul Philippine Al-Islamia34
5.Khadidja Mohammad Islamic Academy30
6.Marawi Integrated College30
7.Al-farabi International Academy (AFIA)15
8.Jamiatul Muslim Mindanao (JMM)37
9.Islamic Endowment Foundation51
10.Senator Ninoy Aquino College Foundation24
11.Dianaton Naim Learning Institute13
12.Masiu Pathfinder Integrated Academy20
13.Philippine Integrated School – Tugaya15
14.Marawi Boundary Academy12
15.Mahad Al-Irshad Al-Islamie Pilot Madrasah15
16.Our Lady of Peace High School52
17.San Isidro High School30
18.Soar High Academy15
19.Dansalan College Foundation30
Table below shows the recipient schools and number of teachers

During the distribution of the Teacher’s Personal Protection Kit, the recipients were very grateful upon receiving the kit and IEC materials.

According to Ms. Normin B. Ambolodto, School Administrator of Lanao Islamic Paramedical College Foundation (LIPCIFI), “we are very thankful because this is the first time that we received help from the Bangsamoro Government”.

With this kind of interventions for the private teachers, they feel that in BARMM government, it is indeed true that no one will be left behind, thus in every little action, it gives them hope and inspiration to carry-on what life bring us in trying times. (Office of MP Maisara Latiph)