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Siquijor SK helps in local gov't efforts to fight COVID-19

Philippine Information Agency
23 May 2020, 16:38 GMT+10

SIQUIJOR, May 22 (PIA) -- Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation President (SKPF) Brylle Deeiah Tumarong of Siquijor province shared the active involvement of the SK organization in the province's management of the crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic during a live interview over the Laging Handa Network Briefing hosted by Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Sec. Martin Andanar.

Tumarong highlighted the 'SKPF Works For You' project involving the production of face shields, of which about 800 face shields were distributed to frontliners provincewide.

She also discussed their active involvement in the education campaign on COVID-19 as the SK, in partnership with the office of Cong. Jake Vincent Villa, has distributed about 1,700 pamphlets, 1,500 flyers on COVID-19 prevention and 1,500 flyers on RA 11332 or Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act.

The SK provincial and municipal federation also helped monitor the strict implementation of the curfew in their respective local government units (LGUs) with the distribution of flyers, pamphlets, and snacks to frontliners at the checkpoints.

Another project the SKPF conducted is the Disinfectant Solution Making Project and its distribution of protective personal equipment (PPE) to medical frontliners sponsored by the governor's wife, Lynn Villa.

The SKPF also extended assistance to the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), the Provincial Disaster Risk Reducation and Management Office (PDRRMO), and other members of the interagency task force to fast-track the process in releasing financial and other assistance and relief operations to the locally stranded individuals (LSIs), Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), and other affected sectors.

These, she added was made by way of organizing the schematic process and taking the lead in the creation of the Bayanihan database system for the province in order to facilitate gathering of information, identification of those needing assistance particularly of the stranded locals in partnership with Congressman Jake Villa who himself is stranded in Cebu.

An SKPF hotline was also opened to receive reports of violations of curfew, RA 11332, and other acts prohibited under the Executive Order of the province.

Tumarong also hghlighted the Smile of Hope project in partnership with the Congressman where they gave free protective face mask to the youth, hygiene kit and pieces of chocolates to the children as well as vegetables, canned goods and other relief goods to the senior citizens.

Lastly, the SK federation president also boasts of having assisted in the promotion of backyard gardening in line with the advocacy for community health, food sufficiency and economic recovery.

"This project would give us realization on how important our agriculture is in our daily lives," she said. (rac/PIA7-Siquijor)

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