Mayor Isko turns over P1B worth of learning gadgets, SIM cards to Division of City Schools

The Manila city government on Monday turned over thousands of gadgets and connectivity devices to the Division of City Schools (DCS)-Manila in preparation for the new blended distant learning setup. 

(Manila PIO)

Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso turned over 110,700 tablets; 11,000 laptops; 11,000 pocket WiFi; and 286,000 SIM cards with a monthly allotment of 10 GB bandwidth to DCS-Manila Superintendent Maria Magdalena Lim. 

The Manila Public Information Office (MPIO) said the distribution of the devices, worth over P1 billion, will be distributed to students and teachers starting Wednesday.

Domagoso said they are on schedule with regard to the distribution of the gadgets to students and teachers before Academic Year 2020-2021 opens on October 5.

"So far, we're on time. So far, we're on track. And hopefully, by October, matapos na siya (the distribution will be finished)," he told reporters.

Face-to-face classes are still discouraged amid the threat of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19).