- Mayor Vico Sotto said that the local government of Pasig City raised P1.2 billion funds for distance learning
- The said funds will be used to buy gadgets and laptops for public school teachers and students
- He urged the parents to still enroll their kids because it is free and all the devices needed will be provided
- Mayor Sotto also assured the parents that every student will have access to distance learning
- Meanwhile, he also made 100 contractual Pasig City workers into regular employees
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Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto announced on Wednesday that the local government was able to raise funds up to P1.2 billion to buy tablets and laptops for public school students and teachers.
KAMI learned about 2,500 students from the Pamantasang Lungsod ng Pasig (PLP) will be given learning gadgets worth around P30 million.
In a report by the GMA News Online, Mayor Sotto urged the residents to still enrol their children amid the COVID-19 crisis to continue their education.
Syempre walang papalit sa face-to-face classes pero alam po natin na sa ngayon, medyo delikado pa at ayaw nating maging breeding ground ng virus ang ating mga paaralan, so magiging distance learning po talaga," Sotto said.
"Ito 'yung pakiusap ko sa inyo, mag-enroll po kayo, libre naman po... mag-enroll po kayo, 'wag kayong tumigil sa pag-aaral, 'yan lang po 'yung hinihingi ko sa inyo," he added.
He also assured the parents that the learning devices will be provided by the local government all they have to do is to enroll.
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"Sayang po 'yung pagkakataon. Kasi 'yung iba nababalitaan ko baka mag-stop muna ng pag-aaral. 'Wag po. Wala kayong extra na gastos dito, papasok lang po kayo, mag-enroll lang po kayo tapos kami na po bahala sa distance learning," he said.
"Sisiguraduhin natin na... lahat may access. So 'yung mga walang access sa internet sa bahay puwede po sila pumunta sa mga ibang point kung saan merong local network kung saan puwede i-download 'yung mga file," Sotto added.
Meanwhile, Mayor Sotto also made 100 contractual workers of Pasic City for over 20 years of service into regular employees.
In a previous report by KAMI, Mayor Sotto recently celebrated his 31st birthday. He warned his employees about throwing a surprise birthday party for him.
Vico Sotto is the son of TV show host Vic Sotto and veteran actress Coney Reyes. Recently, he has been receiving praises as the mayor of Pasig City.
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