MANKAYAN, Benguet March 26 – The municipal government is currently conducting an inventory of students from the different parts of the municipality who are stranded in their boarding houses in Baguio City and Benguet so that appropriate assistance could be extended to them during the implementation of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.
Mayor Frenzel Ayong tasked the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and some personnel of the local government to get in touch with school administrators to get the addresses of their stranded students for them to account the same so that the municipality will be able to prepare whatever assistance that will be extended to them.
“We call on our stranded students to get in touch with our SK officials and our assigned personnel so that we will be aware of their addresses to allow us to deliver whatever assistance that will be made available to them during the enhanced community quarantine,” Mayor Ayong stressed.
He pointed out that the local government will be providing whatever available assistance to the stranded students because local officials do not want them to be exposed to the risk of having to travel from Baguio and Benguet to the municipality that might result to their contracting the deadly virus which might compromise their health.
According to him, the stranded students should voluntarily inform the concerned local officials on their addresses in Baguio City and Benguet so that the SK officials and the assigned personnel will not have a difficult time looking for them and so that whatever available assistance will be immediately provided to them to allow them to have the needed supplies while adhering to the policy of staying at home under the enhanced community quarantine.
Ayong stated that the welfare of the stranded students is the local government’s primordial concern that is why SK officials and responsible personnel of the municipality were assigned to conduct an inventory on their actual number so that the concerned offices will be able to prepare sufficient supplies and whatever assistance that will be given to them the soonest to allow them to cope with the prevailing difficult situation in the country.
He urged the recipients of the assistance that will be provided by the municipal government to learn to stretch the assistance that will be given to them until the lifting of the quarantine and until the situation normalizes.
The municipal mayor explained that the conduct of an inventory of the stranded students will also allow the local government to have a database on the number of students from the town’s 12 barangays who are enrolled in the different public and private educational institutions in Baguio and Benguet for future references and for them to be easily contracted immediately when similar situations will prevail in the future.
He expressed optimism that the stranded students will cooperate with the ongoing conduct of the inventory so that the assistance being prepared will be able to reach them the soonest considering that the local officials are also concerned of their safety while stranded in their boarding houses in Baguio City and Benguet.