MANILA, Philippines – The Pasig City government is preparing to give public school students what they would need to attend virtual classes, whether or not conventional schooling resumes during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Mayor Vico Sotto on Tuesday, May 26.
“Ano man ang mangyari, hindi natin puwede hayaan na mahuli ang mga mag-aaral natin sa pampublikong paaralan,” Sotto said on his official Facebook page. (Whatever happens, we cannot let our public school students get left behind.)
Sotto said this in a caption to a news image quoting President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement from Monday night, May 25: “It is useless to be talking about opening of classes. Para sa akin, bakuna muna (For me, it’s vaccination first).”
The Pasig mayor said the city government is working with the Department of Education (DepEd) on either of the possibilities for students – a resumption of physical classes or a shift to virtual classes.
“In case of [virtual classes], we are preparing better internet connections at the barangay level where students can download the modules,” Sotto said.