- Mayor Isko Moreno announced that the local government is providing millions worth of gadgets for public school students and teachers
- About 11,000 laptops and 110,000 tablets with an Internet connection will be provided by the local government
- The Manila mayor assured the public school students and teachers in the city that they will be ready for the “blended learning” program
- Meanwhile, the Department of Education is turning into blended learning to start the classes again amid the COVID-19 crisis
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The local government of Manila announced on Saturday that it will be providing gadgets and portable Internet devices to the public school students and teachers in the city.
KAMI learned that Manila is planning to buy P994 million worth of digital learning aids as the Department of Education (DepEd) plans to start its blended learning program.
In a report by the Manila Bulletin, Mayor Isko Moreno shared that he wants the students and teachers to be equipped with things they need in order to conduct classes.
“Ayokong pumasok yung mga bata na walang kapasidad ang eskwelahan na magturo,” he said.
The Manila mayor also mentioned that 11,000 laptops will be given to the teachers, while 110,000 tablets will be distributed to students.
“Ma’am, sir, mga teacher, wag kayong mag-alala. May laptop kayong lahat. Bibili tayo ng 11,000 para sa lahat,” Moreno said.
“Nais kong ipabatid sa inyo, yung 110,000 lahat yun may sim card, lahat ‘yun buwan-buwan may load na 10 gigabite,” he added.
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In a previous report by KAMI, the local government of Manila made a partnership with food delivery company FoodPanda to help the tricycle drivers who were not allowed to operate during the enhanced community quarantine.
The education department is planning to come up with blended learning that involves both face-to-face and online classes amid the COVID-19 crisis.
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