By Liezle Basa Inigo

LINGAYEN,Pangasinan – The first batch of the “Hatid Estudyante” program of the provincial government of Pangasinan, through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), fetched 39 stranded students of Saint Louis University (SLU) in Baguio City.

The provincial government made the coordination with the officials of SLU to arrange the return of the students to the hometowns.

“Napakahirap ng process. Kailangan nilang makompleto ang lahat ng documents tulad ng medical certificate galing sa City Health Office at travel authority from the police dito sa Baguio,” PDRRMO Operations Head Patrick Aquino said.

SLU officials thanked the provincial government of Pangasinan for its efforts to assist the return of the students to the province.

“We are very thankful to the provincial government of Pangasinan. This is not the first time that they are coordinating and helping the stranded students of Pangasinan,” said SLU Dean of Students Affair Andrew Macalma.

Earlier, the provincial government had also conducted relief operations for Pangasinan students in other schools in Baguio City.

The stranded students were dropped off at their respective hometowns where they were examined by their municipal and city health officers, and picked up for their respective quarantine protocols.

Aquino bared that the provincial government of Pangasinan will assist more stranded students from different schools in Baguio City.