Statement

On the October 5 opening of classes


We are optimistic with the opening of classes in public schools tomorrow, October 5, as the Department of Education (DepEd) assures the parents and the students that they are ready for the opening of classes in this period of COVID-19 normal.

The system may not be perfect and there may be issues as we shift to flexible learning, which includes modular learning and supplemented by broadcast and online classes; but we are confident that DepEd would address these challenges. In this connection, we ask Congress to expedite the passing of DepEd’s budget, which includes support to these new learning approaches.