By Apipa Bagumbaran
MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur–As support to the continuity of education amidst the health crisis, the Bangsamoro government through the Office of Member of the Parliament (MP) Maisara Damdamun-Latiph turned over Friday, August 20, risograph machines to 28 school districts in Lanao del Sur including Marawi City,
The Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education purchased the digital duplicator machines which was part of MP Latiph’s Transitional Impact Development Fund (TDIF).
Latiph said her office specially allocated a budget for the machines as she learned that these were not given a budget.
She said the machines are considered the lifeblood of the schools especially at this time of the pandemic where modules will be used in the delivery of education.
The MP said that apart from the 28 risograph machines, seven more will also be received by the remaining school districts in the coming days.
“I hope itong naturnover natin (machines) ay makatulong at mainspire kayo na gawin ang best ninyo para sa education,” she said as she urged them to take good care of the machines.
[I hope the machines turned over will help and inspire you to do your best for education.}
Grateful for the donation
Dr. Sahanee Sumagayan, Lanao del Sur-I Schools Division Superintendent, expressed her gratitude for the risograph machines saying that the donation is a realization of the promise of the BARMM government.
She also said that the effort of MP Latiph of giving importance to education reflected her desire of elevating the quality of education, especially during this pandemic.
Dr. Rubina Macabunar, Lanao del Sur-II Schools Division Superintendent, also thanked MP Latiph and accepted the machines just as she accepts the challenge and responsibility of taking good of it and delivering excellent education.
“We in the LDS-II family will make sure that we will produce quality educational materials and see to it that no paper and ink will go to waste so that these machines will serve its purpose that is to give quality education,” she said.
For her part, Marawi City Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Anna Zenaida Unte said the distribution of risograph machines is timely especially now that they will undertake again the modular learning due to the continuous threat of the pandemic.
She emphasized that in the pursuit of attaining quality education, DepEd needs the help and support of others and she is happy that many are willing to help to promote the same advocacy. With this, they are more encouraged to gear forward in delivering quality education.
Unte is also elated to know that MP Latiph will provide more risograph machines for the remaining school districts in the province.
“Rest assured we will not let you down. We will do our best to deliver quality education to our learners,” she said.
Aside from the risograph machines, the school districts also received master toner and additional four inks for printing. Philippine Information Agency