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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, August 14, 2020

Unleashing the girls’ power

Amid the fear and panic caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, some members of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines-Negros Occidental Council spread love and happiness in their communities, Roxanne Anoche, girl scout coordinator of Cadiz City, said in a press release.

Xenya Xiyi Tejada, Cheska Nicole Enofre, Aubrey Lindsey Enofre, Zyzelle Joy Caro, troop leader Josette Enofre of Moises Padilla, and Denise Evymar Agudo of Cadiz City gave out snacks to frontliners in their localities, while Pauleen Ambrona, Jean Ambrona, Shaina Encinares, and Jan Mar Grave, senior girl scouts of Burgos National High School, fed children in their community, the press release said.

A similar act of kindness was done by Michaela Pamplona of Andres Bonifacio Extension High School. Jewel Irish Belascuain gave snacks to frontliners in Cadiz City, with Olivelyn Escobar, Alyka Guanzon, Kimberly Cabardo, Juliane Cervana, Trixie Echavez, Angelica Balandra, and Frances Arceño.

Despite the inconvenience and financial struggle many had experienced in these trying times, Cadiz City troop leaders shared goodies to 264 families April 13 and 26 and May 3. This act of kindness had also reached 240 families in two farthest communities in Cadiz City – Sitio Manara and Hiyang-Hiyang on May 23.

Girl scouts cadets from Dr. Vicente F. Gustilo Memorial National High School, Divine Joyce Sarabia and Kiana Escudero gave out grocery packs to tricycle drivers in their community. Enya Crystel Uy, a senior girl scout from SPED High School, and Gem Andeli Banera of Dr. Vicente F. Gustilo Memorial NHS also distributed rice and grocery items to residents of Brgys. Zone 1 and Zone 2, Cadiz City.

Edieleh Pancho, Edeilah Pancho, Dia Ysabelle Depositario, Ma. Beatriz Espinosa, Ma. Lara Firmeza, Jan Ashley Bermudo, Bea Valerie Bacomo, Jeinz Francine Ong, Divine Joyce Sarabia, and Garlyn Tayco of Cadiz City also joined forces and gave out clothes and relief goods to families and children in Sitio Manara and Hiyang-Hiyang. Troop leaders and girl scouts of Sagay City also distributed grocery items. Jeinz Francine Ong also distributed hygiene kits and grocery packs to some families and children.

Gwyneth Louis Galimba and Ana Camena of Hinigaran National High School promoted hygiene and appreciated frontliners, and gave out snacks and personal protective equipment. Jamie Marisse Carriedo of Dona Hortencia Salas Benedicto NHS distributed DIY face shields to frontliners, and Hillary Ughayon, a cadet girl scout of DVFGMNHS and Angelica Balandra of PNU-Visayas also distributed DIY face masks to their neighbors and people in their community.

Anne Marie Joy Biaca and Dia Ysabelle Depositario of Cadiz West II Elementary School, Joylyn Sibonga of Andres Bonifacio Extension HS, and Jeinz Francine Ong and Abedhyll Merabe of DVFGMNHS also shared hygiene kits to children.

The Negros Occidental Council board members also contributed 100 PPEs to health workers at Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital and Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital.

Risha Belle Londres of Hinigaran NHS put up a vegetable garden for people in her community, same as Charisse Montilla of Alimatoc NHS and Divine Joyce Sarabia of Cadiz City and Amelita Palis. Girls of Kabankalan, headed by Tita Jake Gonzales, similarly launched their “Gulayan sa Panimalay” project, the press release said.

Gwyneth Louis Galimba and Jewel Irish Belascuain, meanwhile, promoted creativity and awareness among girl scouts through a poster-making contest, the press release added.*

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