Rhon Dibdib is with Christine Paquibot and 8 others.
April 3 at 4:38 PM
Checkpoint: Love Spotted, Appreciation Detected

The Enhanced Community Quarantine is here upon us. It’s Day 1 of the ECQ. And WCES teachers were once again out and about.

The scorching heat of the sun and the eminent threat of the virus were no barriers, not at all, to hearts that sing songs of gratefulness and compassion.

If yesterday was a tale of hospital-hopping, today’s journey tells stories of solidarity with those who man the checkpoints, the entry-exit routes to and from the city.

The WCES Bayanihan Crew wasted no time in showing our other frontliners how we feel about the work that they bravely do. Today, our team delivered Jollibee lunch and snacks to the members of the PNP Dumaguete, AFP and the men and women behind One Rescue.

The thought of being able to paint smiles on someone else’s faces fueled our drive to do more, to give more. They were no ordinary “someone else’s” for when everything is said and done, they’ll best be remembered as modern-day heroes.

The academic community of West City Elementary School, in partnership with Jollibee Food Corporation, has only just began. As long as financial aid from its teachers keeps pouring in and as long as our corporate partner says yes, Mr. Bayno sees no reason to stop what we do.

Ours is a match made in heaven: brotherhood and Christian compassion rolled into one.

We don’t need stethoscopes like doctors do nor guns like policemen carry. We can’t be at the frontlines this time. But we, teachers, can be the wind beneath their tired, bruised wings.

We will rise above all these. Together, we will. It’s only a matter of time.

To all our frontliners, we are with you in prayers and in sharing a little of what we have.

We got your backs. Keep the faith.

PS: Special Thanks to the following:

1. PNP PLTCOL WILFREDO I ALARCON JR, Dumaguete City Chief of Police.

2. Ms. Ana Liza B. Yap, Area Manager of Jollibee Dumaguete and Kabankalan.