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Thursday, January 20, 2021

DepEd-Siargao chief on Typhoon Odette outrage: “This is a true test of our commitment to serve”

DAPA, Surigao del Norte -- Following the ruthless devastation of the Super Typhoon Odette, Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) Dr. Nelia S. Lomocso of the Schools Division Office (SDO) Siargao in the Surigao del Norte province has made an emotional remarks addressed to all DepEd-Siargao employees during the Batch 2 Limited Face-to-Face Classes Orientation held Wednesday, January 19, at Del Carmen National High School that the unprecedented typhoon outrage is a true test of everyone’s commitment to serve the department.

“I know we are all victims of the recent calamity, but our schools need you most this time,” said Lomocso.

“Despite the bad circumstances we have all experienced, I hope that serving our department remains our top priority. Please don’t show to the public that you are tired and unmotivated to work. Instead, let us be the source of hope and inspiration to the people around us most especially to our learners and colleagues,” she added.

To maximize the time for the important school operations, SDS Lomocso stressed that teaching and non-teaching personnel can deviate from the alternative work arrangement (AWA) since the work-at-home arrangement is difficult in areas without access to electricity.

“If we report to our station, there are a lot of things we can help as part of our share for the school rebuilding efforts, and if we will not do these things, then who would?” she said.

SDS Lomocso encouraged the teachers and the school administrators to tap the support of the local government unit, which has been the department’s dependable partners, for the clearing operations. (DepEd-Siargao/PIA-Surigao del Norte)