BULACAN Governor Daniel Fernando said that he is not in favor or will not allow the implementation of limited face-to-face classes in schools in his jurisdiction.
This even if President Rodrigo Duterte already approved limited face-to-face classes in 120 public and private schools, particularly in areas considered low-risk for COVID-19.
“I will not allow face-to-face classes in Bulacan because the children have not been vaccinated yet, when they are vaccinated … it’s okay,” said Fernando, who added it would be difficult.
The pilot run of limited face-to-face classes involve a maximum of 100 public schools that are in the “minimal risk” category and passed the “readiness assessment,” as well as 20 private schools that have undergone joint validation by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Health ( DOH).
This will be implemented at the Kindergarten grade levels: 12 students; Grades 1 to 3: 16 students and Technical vocational students in senior high school: 20 students.
The DepEd has not yet announced which schools will be included in the pilot run, which will be a “only half a day, every other week” according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.
Meanwhile, according to Rowena Tiongson, chief of PSWDO, thousands of families affected by the recent typhoon Fabian received food packs containing rice, coffee, milk, noodles, can goods and vitamins.