December 8, 2023

SABANGAN, Mountain Province – Locally stranded individuals in this municipality made their 14-day quarantine meaningful by engaging in worthwhile activities.

The LSIs volunteered to remove weeds, plant, clean, and dry non-biodegradable waste materials.

They did the activities following protocols on physical distancing, wearing of masks, wearing of gloves and taking a bath after.

The LSIs were brought home from Baguio City and Benguet by the local government of   Sabangan through the “Saan Di Kakailyan” program.

The first batch of LSIs composed of 51 individuals arrived on May 18 and was housed at the Sabangan National High School while the second batch came home May 23 and was accommodated at the Pingad Senior High School.

An LSI in a Facebook post said being responsible and compassionate is their way of showing gratitude to the local government unit and the school administrations for accommodating them.

The LSIs were brought home on June 1 and 6 after completing the 14-day quarantine and after they were issued a medical clearance.

During the send-off ceremony, LGU officials reminded the LSIs to always practice minimum health protocols such as wearing of facemasks, observing physical distancing, frequent handwashing, and maintaining cleanliness.

The LGU also thanked the LSIs for their cooperation and understanding of their kailyan who followed all the protocols and guidelines to ensure that the municipality will remain Covid-19-free. – Redjie M. Cawis