Manila LGU prepares for face-to-face classes

Published October 19, 2021, 2:07 PM

by Andrea Aro

The Aurora Quezon Elementary School in Malate, Manila is now ready for the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes in the event the Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office gives its seal of approval for the use of the school.

(Manila PIO photo / MANILA BULLETIN)

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso affirmed the school’s readiness when he, along with City Engineer Armand Andres, and Division of City Schools Supt. Dr. Magdalena Lim, conducted an inspection on Tuesday, Oct. 19.

Acrylic barriers, Domagoso said, were set up on each table including the teacher’s table as part of the school’s health protocols.

“Sa mga nanay at tatay ng mga Batang Maynila, naggagayak na ang inyong Division of City Schools thru Dr. Magdalena Lim at ang inyong pamahalaang lungsod (To all mothers and fathers in Manila, the Division of City Schools through Dr. Magdalena Lim and the Manila city government are now preparing),” Domagoso said.

“Naglalagay na tayo ng acrylic barriers para pumanatag kayo na pagbalik ng mga anak niyo may mga ginawa na ang pamahalaan para maingatan sila. So kapit lang (We set up acrylic barriers to assure you that your children are safe when they go back to school),” he added.

The Aurora Quezon Elementary School is part of the list of schools that was declared fit for the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes in the nation’s capital.

“We would like to be ahead of the situation para if maghanap ang DepEd ng pwedeng pagsimulan ng (so when the DepEd will ask which school should start the) limited face-to-face classes sa Manila, we will volunteer na ‘yung school since we are ready,” the Manila Public Information Office said.

“Use of school is still subject to the approval of DepEd Central Office,” it added.