MANKAYAN, Benguet – The municipal government and the Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) are now working on a series of training of PTA officers and teachers on the implementation of basic health protocols to ensure their preparedness for the opening of classes by August.
Mayor Frenzel A. Ayong said the municipal government wants to replicate the successful trainings that it previously conducted for members of the barangay health emergency response teams (BHERTs) on the PTA officers and teachers to make them aware of the health protocols that will be enforced when classes will resume.
He disclosed that the municipal government will take charge of the facilitators and speakers, the training venue and the materials needed for the series of gatherings while the PTA will shoulder the meals and snacks of the participants.
However, Mayor Ayong said the training will be coordinated with the education department to ascertain the actual number of participants for each training to ensure the observance of physical distancing among the participants.
“We want to continue engaging the different sectors of our community for them to be fully aware of the established health protocols enforced during the community quarantine and beyond to combat the spread of the deadly virus. We hope that we will be able to reach as many individuals before the start of classes so that we will have some people to help us implement our basic health protocols,” Mayor Ayong stressed.
The municipal chief executive praised the PTA officers for being open about the conduct of the basic trainings for their members in the different schools because they will be at the forefront in ensuring the compliance of the students who will be physically reporting for classes to observe the basic health protocols.
Earlier, BHERTs members expressed their gratitude to the municipal government for providing them with the needed training on the implementation of basic health protocols for frontliners because they are the ones who will be managing suspected and probable COVID patients in their areas of jurisdiction.
According to him, the trainings on the implementation of basic health protocols is part of the initiative of the municipal government to inform and educate the people on the ground in strictly adhering to the established health protocols to prevent the spread of the highly contagious disease in the municipality.
The municipal mayor was elated because the PTA officers and teachers in the different public schools in the municipality were receptive on the proposed conduct of trainings for them as they realized the importance of acquiring additional knowledge on how to combat the invisible and vicious enemy that is now wrecking havoc in the different parts of the world and heavily impacting on the global economy.
Mankayan remains to be COVID-free to date because of the cooperation of the residents from the town’s 12 barangays on the stringent ECQ, GCQ and MGCQ rules and regulations that compelled most of the m to stay at home of they do not have important transactions outside their residences.