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3-kgs Rice Packs

True to the Chapter’s commitment in extending help to the needy in times of national calamities, once again responded to the challenge.

It decided to help the poor “Tri-Sikad” drivers of Iligan and Lanao del Norte amidst this COVID-19 epidemic.

On April 22, 2020 the Chapter in coordination with Barangay officials started distributing 3kg rice packages to “Tri-Sikad” drivers of Barangays Palao and Mahayahay of Iligan City.

Distribution started at 10 AM at Barangay Palao with 79 beneficiaries followed by Barangay Mahayahay at 2 PM with 140 beneficiaries.

On April 26, 2020, resumption of rice distribution to 200 beneficiaries was done at Magoong covered court, Linamon, Lanao del Norte by Chapter Director representing Lanao Del Norte Engr. Michaela D. Gorrero.

Chapter officers and past presidents joined hands in making this noble effort a resounding success.

Photo before distribution, Brgy. Palao

Distribution at Brgy. Palao

Short talk by Past Pres. Leonor Actub before distribution

Barangay Mahayahay

Distribution at Linamon, Lanao Del Norte by Dir. Michaela Gorrero

/ pp EA Eslao

April 22, 2020


“We Heal As One – amidst the COVID-19  Crisis”


Dear Chapter Colleagues, 

Our Chapter is undertaking a rice-giving activity for trisikad drivers. 

This activity is aligned with the PICE National Statement on the Covid-19 crisis, signed by National President Dr. Suero on April 3, 2020. We quote, “PICE Chapters are encouraged to donate food and other necessities to the less fortunate and the needy”.

This activity is also the implementation of the BOD agreement last April 4, 2020 to reserve our excess funds from previous donations, for use in the Covid-19 crisis. Instead of medical frontliners, we are selecting the poor sector, specifically the trisikad drivers sector.

For Batch 1, we are selecting two (2) barangays in Iligan City, namely: Mahayahay and Palao. PP Janet Domato who has connections with driver associations, and PP Romy Manzano who has connections to barangays, guided us in the selection and vetting of the list. 

For Batch 2, we will work on selecting another two (2) barangays, this time in Lanao del Norte.

Here are the specifics for Batch 1:

• No. of target recipients = 219

• Budget for 3 kg of rice per pax = P150.00

• Total Budget for 219 pax @ P150 each = P32,850.00

• Buying of Rice : c/o Janet and Des

• Repacking of Rice : c/o DE Aly Khan, Barmilah, Liza, Roel

• Transport/Distribution of Rice : c/o PPs Tata, Romy and Ely, others

• Target Distribution Date: April 21/22, 2020 at Palao and Mahayahay barangay halls

Other volunteers are very much welcome. However, remember to keep safe first.

We may not all be physically present for this activity, but everyone can contribute in one way or another. Our prayers that may this endeavor go smoothly will ensure its success.

With this activity, we know we can alleviate somehow the plight of some trisikad drivers. Together with their families, we know they will be grateful. But how we wish we could help more. Be that as it may, the thought of having done a few something good will warm our hearts. 

Thank you, everyone. God bless us all..

Desiree Abella

April 17, 2020

/ pp EA Eslao

PICE National Statement

Post from Facebook

The Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Inc. (PICE) fully recognizes

the sacrifices and services rendered by the health workers, frontliners, police and military personnel, government and private workers especially the Civil Engineers who are in the forefront of providing the necessary healthcare and quarantine facilities all over the country in our fight against COVID-19. 

These courageous and dedicated men and women deserve no less than our highest respect and that they must not be discriminated in any manner.

PICE wishes and prays that all persons infected by the disease make full recovery and that with the extreme efforts of quarantine, the curve shall be flattened at the earliest possible time. As one Nation, we must join hands in order to defeat this menace so that the health workers, frontliners and patients will be able to go home and enjoy the loving comforts of their families.

As Civil Engineers, although most of us are complying with the home quarantine requirement, we are expected to help by utilizing our technical knowledge and resources to develop innovations and efforts that are helpful in the ongoing battle against the virus. 

The PICE National has maximized its resources for its corporate social responsibility at this time of crisis. With the cancellation of the planned projects and activities, PICE Chapters are also encouraged to

donate food and other necessities to the less fortunate and the needy, in addition to the health workers and frontliners in their localities.

The Filipino Civil Engineers is one with the Philippine Government in

its efforts to eliminate the virus and revert back to our regular lives. While the construction industry is severely affected by the stoppage of work, we shall religiously comply with the directive because it is for the best of our country and for the common good.

We Heal As One! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!


PICE ICLDN Continues Working Despite Covid 19 

Once again PICE ICLDN lives up to its Best Chapter brand. Despite restrictions and limitations imposed by Covid- 19 quarantines, the Chapter finds a way to continue working. On March 28 & 29, 2020, the Chapter learns the use of Zoom Cloud Meeting app which is a tool to conduct meetings thru the internet. 

In the 2-day test use of the app, majority i.e. 10 out of 13 active BODs, together with some PPs, participated with much willingness and enthusiasm. With this number, a quorum on coming online meetings is now highly probable. 

Thru this videoconferencing tool, the Chapter can meet albeit virtually to continue its work on completing its  members database, amending its Constitution and By-Laws, updating compliance with regulatory requirements, among others.

This year’s BODs may be clamped in implementing its community projects and hosting of a technical conference, but it is determined to leave behind its own legacies, in true fashion with the  Chapter’s Past Presidents.

After all, “We expect to pass this (way) but once. Any good thing, therefore, that we can do… Let us not defer nor neglect it, for we shall not pass this way again.”

/ Desiree Abella / March 29, 2020

/pp EA Eslao


/ pp EA Eslao

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