Voices Unheard in the Time of Pandemic: A Narrative Inquiry
John Michael D. Aquino 1 Rodolfo B. Burac, Jr., PhD2
Laguna State Polytechnic University1
Dr. Emilio B Espinosa Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology2
Sta. Cruz, Laguna, Philippines 1 Mandaon, Masbate, Philippines2
The world turned upside down as the newly discovered virus affects millions of people across the globe. Covid-19 has pros and cons that need to be considered by everyone especially in the Philippine Education System. This study wanted to determine the actions taken by transformative leaders’ despite of their challenges in Covid-19. It will deal on the contribution of ordinary employees in the University who were part of the skeletal force who worked during the pandemic. Their contribution is contributory in the success of the institution as it surpassed the ordeal of the COVID -19 pandemic. This study employed a qualitative method through a narrative inquiry, which employed, using coding, and themes. The respondents were chosen purposively since there were only few identified to be part of the skeletal force. Employees had various job descriptions and roles in the institution. They experienced a lot of devastation not only in their workplace but also in the environment and yet, they remained strong and brave while doing their job, accomplishing their role, improving their competence, and finishing their tasks as part of their performancebased contribution for the university. Their professional and personal growth will amplify their voices in the academic institution.
Keywords: experience, personal competence, change, transformative leader