Photo courtesy of Puerto Princesa City National Science High School (Official).

The Puerto Princesa City National Science High School (PPCNSHS) held the graduation ceremonies of its students and completers via video streaming on its Facebook page.

Due to the current pandemic crisis, all the mass gatherings have been prohibited, including the conduct of graduation and moving up rites.

“Napagkasunduan namin na magkaroon ng virtual graduation. Sayang kasi ‘yong galing ng mga bata kung hindi natin marerecognize at alam naman natin ‘yong feeling ng magulang kapag nagaattend ng graduation,” Eleanor Alfaro, the school principal, told Palawan News.

Upon approval of the Schools Division Office, she said they coordinated with the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) teachers to work on the project with the support of the whole faculty.

“Within one week nabuo namin ang virtual graduation and completion rites,” she said.

They also coordinated with the resources speakers, keynote persons, awardees, and teachers included in their program to record their speeches which were included in the video streaming.

After a week of preparation, the program was successfully held on May 12, gaining more than 4,000 views.

Included in the virtual graduation and completion rites were the parts from the traditional program like the processional, welcome remarks, presentation of candidates, and awarding of certificates.

“Sa awa naman ng Diyos, nairaos naman at tuwang tuwa naman ang mga parents kasi kahit papaano nakita nila na parang nag-mamarcha din ang mga bata. Narecognize din namin ang efforts nila. Fulfilling din sa part ng mga teachers kahit sa akin bilang school head nila,” she said.