Filipino Institute conducts special sanitation drive on its campuses every week


The Filipino Institute is conducting a special sanitation drive every week on its Dubai campus to ensure a clean atmosphere for administrative employees, adjunct trainers, and students. 

The drive has started a few months ago to maintain the cleanliness of its premises and make sure that it’s free from harmful bacteria and viruses. 

“We have been conducting this special drive since we’re allowed to operate after the movement restrictions. We have noticed an influx of students enrolling in our campus and it’s just right to have the area sanitized,” Gabriel John Rimando, the founder and president of the Filipino Institute, said. 

Its Dubai campus, located at the Al Zarooni Building, Al Rigga, Deira, has hired Saint Zita Cleaning Services to conduct the sanitation. 

“Our sanitizing services go beyond the basic services and provide our client with a comprehensive clean. As we kill the harmful bacteria and other elements on the premises, we use environmental-friendly and non-toxic chemicals,” Cristina de la Pena, the manager of the Dubai Municipality-approved cleaning company, said. 

De la Pena added that her team cleans the campus’ every corner and use a unique cleaning process, including misting, wiping down, fogging, and using the non-toxic UV light disinfection that is proven to kill a wide array of harmful organisms. 

Saint Zita Cleaning Services will start conducting the sanitation service to the training centre’s campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain next month.

It was earlier announced that Filipino Institute’s full-time employees and adjunct trainers will get a 50 percent discount on their bill, and 25 percent off for students who will avail the cleaning company’s services.

For her part, Cheryl Delim, one of the deans of the training institute, said that through this weekly sanitation drive, it gives the students confidence to attend their weekly class. 

“We have imposed a few rules when entering the campus. All enrollees, students, adjunct trainers, and administrative employees are not allowed to enter the premises if they’re not wearing a face mask. Additionally, we also have placed a couple of hand sanitizers in the reception area and sanitizer dispensers,” Delim said noting that they are strictly abiding by the government’s protocols to limit the spread of Covid-19. 

“Now that the Covid-19 cases are shooting up, we are taking all the measures to help UAE prevent the spread of the deadly virus,” she added. 

Sunshine Estrada, the dean for virtual class diploma, said that they are advising their students and adjunct trainers who show Covid-19 symptoms to undergo a PCR test or take a rest first. 

“Before we get inoculated with the vaccine against Covid-19, we frequently undergo Covid-19,” she said.

The founders of the Filipino Institute, along with its full-time employees, have received the first dose of vaccine against the virus. They are scheduled to receive the second dose after 21 days. 

“We are also encouraging our enrollees and students to help the UAE achieve its goal to immunize 50% of the population within the first quarter of 2021,” she said. 

Joining the call of the government to urge residents to take the vaccine, the training institute is running a promotion wherein new enrollees who received the first dose of vaccine will get a 10% discount on the tuition, while those who have received the full vaccine are entitled of 20% discount.