2020 Highlights

2020 has been challenging, to put it mildly!

Working from home has  become the new normal, and receiving an education at home has also become widely popular.

I have put together a short summary of some of the changes to how we have adapted our program in Talisay City.

following is some of our correspondence from Talisay City

MAY 2020
• Due to the pandemic, we here at  Talisay City, Cebu, are
restricted to enter Cebu City and other towns because of the lockdowns from border to
border. Cebu province is in Enhance Community Quarantine (ECQ).
– Senior Citizen’s and below 20’s are not allowed to go outside their homes.
– No Mass gatherings or any meetings
-No public transportation.
-One quarantine pass per household to transact and buy food.
-Malls are open for basic essentials only and only those who have a quarantine pass
can enter according to their schedules.
-Distancing and the wearing of face masks are required when going out.
We are cancelling the center and church activities temporarily until the
government permits and announces us to be back to normal.
JUNE 2020
• SSSPD Renewals for s.y. 2020-2021: the board decided that the 16 scholars that were
approved at the last Board meeting on March 13, 2020 at the Coffee Project  will be automatically renewed due to the restrictions and the
-7 College students ( Renalyn Llagoso, Lloyd Akira Fajardo, Janiel Angelica Avila, Elyn Loise
JULY 2020
Note: Renalyn Llagoso is still waiting for 2nd Semester to enroll.
• Classes started on August 24, 2020. There are different deliveries of modalities for this
school year 2020-2021 such as for
College: Blended learning includes Face-to-Face learning for those 20 years old and up.
Student appears to school on a schedule basis with a limited student to observe distancing
and On-line learning. The school provides an On-line link for the modules/ materials. This is
for those who are  20 years old and below, On-line learning is provided. Some
Public colleges like Talisay City College have Modular Distance learning system that
they tap each local Barangay to channel the materials.
• We are already in General Community Quarantine. We are not allowed to enter Cebu City
due to the increasing numbers of Covid positive people. We have buses for transportation but we
are not allowed to go out from our house unless it’s our schedule, we need to wear
facemask and face shield in public places and carry alcohol for disinfectant, churches
could gather but need to observe social distancing. Part of our new normal here, we also
continue some of our usual activities like prayer every Monday, Wednesday and
Friday but we changed the schedule.  Instead of 5:00 – 6:00 am to 4:00 -5:00 p.m. We
also are continuing the Sunday worship Service among 20 to 59 years old and Online
bible study among the teens.
• Create a GROUP CHAT among the parents for Values formation and parents meeting and
also the scholars for Bible studies, updates and follow-ups.
• On-line Service via chat room every Sunday for minors.

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