04-01-2020. The D33 Upper Bauko Group, a group of farmers represented by Mr. Herald Olsim, through the Office of the Hon. Maximo Y. Dalog, Jr., Representative of the Lone District of Mountain Province, donated assorted vegetables to the residents of Central Bontoc including stranded MPSPC students. The packing and distribution of these goods was facilitated by volunteers from the Events Management Office of the College and from the Office of Congressman Dalog, in coordination with the Barangay Captains of the 4 barangays in Central Bontoc.
To ensure the smooth distribution of the vegetables which included potatoes, sayote, carrots, cabbage, and brocolli, the MPSPC Coordinator advised all stranded MPSPC students to receive their goods from volunteers in their respective barangay halls. The MPSPC volunteers who facilitated the distribution process included Ms. Carolyn Dale Castaňeda, Mr. Nicole Bryle Gut-omen, Mr. Augiemar Egangan, Ms. Kay Ann Dula, and Mr. Anton Nasungan. Meanwhile, Dr. Christie Lynne Codod assisted in the distribution and donated a dozen of eggs to the 16 students stranded in Barangay Samoki and Dr. Mark Preston Lopez assisted in Barangay Poblacion.
Ms. Wabilyn Lomong-oy, a staff of the Office of Congressman Dalog obtained a list of stranded students of MPSPC from the College Management because accordingly, Atty. Cyphrine Dalog prioritized these students in the second round of distribution of assistance. The beneficiaries of the first distribution were the 10 municipal operation centers in Mountain Province. According to Ms. Lomong-oy, there were 21 additional students who enlisted in the roster of stranded students in Barangay Caluttit and 6 in Barangay Samoki and who were also given assorted vegetables.
Meanwhile, the College officially endorsed the list of stranded students who were not ferried home and who decided to stay in Bontoc to the Office of the Hon. Franklin Odsey, Bontoc Municipal Mayor through the MSWD. All the four central barangays in Bontoc were furnished a copy of the endorsement letter and the list of stranded students to facilitate the distribution of relief goods and food packs. It should be noted that according to the Office of the Barangay Captain of Poblacion, the names of students, who are also boarders of different residences in Central Bontoc are not initially included in the list provided by the municipal LGU. However, through this endorsement, the stranded students shall receive relief goods from the MLGU, PLGU, and other agencies. As of this writing, the number of stranded students recorded is 86.
The College Administration headed by Dr. Rexton F. Chakas, expresses its sincere gratitude to the Office of the Hon. Maximo Y. Dalog, Jr. and the D33 Upper Bauko Group for donating assorted vegetables to the stranded MPSPC students. The College also thanks the officials of the four central barangays in Bontoc led by their Barangay Captains, and the office staff and volunteers of Congressman Dalog for the assistance in the distribution process.