- Created on April 27, 2020 11:37 PM
- Last Updated on April 29, 2020 12:25 AM
- April 27, 2020 11:37 PM
Ian Mark F. Arevalo is not only a Junior High School and MYP teacher, he is also an elected Kagawad of Barangay 349 in Manila. But beyond just taking care of his constituents' needs, Sir Ian got himself involved in undertakings outside of his Barangay.
He donated food and masks for medical frontliners of three government hospitals in Manila. He also distributed cloth masks for senior citizens in Sta. Cruz area, and conducted a mobile feeding program for street dwellers in Avenida and Taft Avenue. He did all these not because he had much resources, but because he knew how it was to have nothing.
He recalled the time when his father was confined to the hospital, he had the chance to mingle with medical frontliners, and that's when he realized how challenging their jobs are. And since they were once a blessing to our family, he felt it was time to repay their kindness through his own simple means.
With the help of his family, friends, and some former students, he was able to reach out to 29 medical frontliners in the Philippine General Hospital, 49 dialysis nurses and 126 patients in Gat Andres Bonifacio Hospital, 100 doctors in Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital, 100 medical frontliners in San Lazaro Hospital, and 100 street dwellers along Rizal and Taft Avenues.
Sir Ian reminded his students to be helpful in these times: "Our little efforts can make a big change. Never stop being dedicated to our school's mission-vision, which is "committed to nation-building and international concern." Let us show to the world and our community that CKSCares."