BUTUAN CITY, April 8, 2020— Pisay Caraga deployed its first sanitation tent to the Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) to provide added protection to the police officers in the frontlines and its headquarters.

 The sanitation tent will also be made available by the BCPO to the general public to support the citywide effort to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The first sanitation tent is a prototype of the “booth structure and diffuser system” designed by SaniTents PH, a volunteer initiative program from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

 In collaboration with SaniTents PH, a team of special science teachers, engineers, technologists, and technicians, headed by Dr. Michelle M. Barbon, Chairperson of the Special Committee for the Fabrication of the Sanitation Tents of the PSHS – CRC, led the creation of the disinfection system prototype. The project was supported by the PSHS – CRC General Parents-Teachers Association (GPTA) and by the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) Agusan Del Norte Chapter, with the objective to provide an additional protection to the front-liners and the general public.

 With recommendation from the City Government of Butuan, the project was accepted by Police Colonel Camilo A. Fuentes, together with the police officers, at the BCPO on J.C. Aquino Avenue corner A.D. Curato Street. The turnover was followed by a brief orientation on its use which was given to the police officers by the PSHS – CRC team.

 The deployment of its first sanitation tent forms part of the initiatives by the PSHS – CRC under the PisAYUDA program of the PSHS System to combat the nationwide COVID-19 crisis.