Aiko Melendez questions DepEd for not requiring teachers to be vaccinated

Aiko Melendez questions DepEd for not requiring teachers to be vaccinated

- Aiko Melendez could not help but be frustrated over the recent press briefing of the Department of Education

- During their press briefing on Monday, Secretary Leonor Briones said that teachers can join the program regardless of their vaccination status

- This prompted Aiko to share the news on her Instagram, asking DepEd why they chose such a measure

- She then went on to ask what kind of experiment does DepEd have again for not requiring teachers to be vaccinated

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Aiko Melendez, 45, could not help but air her frustrations over the news that the Department of Education (DepEd) will not be requiring teachers to get the vaccine.

During a press briefing on Monday, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said that teachers who are aged 65 and below and those who do not have comorbidities can join the program.

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KAMI learned that Secretary Briones also mentioned that they can join the pilot run regardless of their vaccination status.

Aiko Melendez questions DepEd for not requiring teachers to be vaccinated
Aiko Melendez flashes a smile for the camera. Photo from Aiko Melendez (@aikomelendez)
Source: Instagram

Following this news, Aiko took to social media to react to DepEd's decision, "What on Earth is this again DepEd?

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"Ang mga teachers ang unang mae-expose sa face-to-face classes ng mga bata and di sila i-vaccine? Anong experiment po 'to again DepEd?"

She then reposted the same photo about the news and wrote, "Buhay po ng mga teachers at mga anak po namin nakasalalay dito DepEd?"

Needless to say, several netizens have also aired their concerns about the matter on several social media platforms.

Aiko Melendez questions DepEd for not requiring teachers to be vaccinated
Screenshots from Aiko Melendez's Instagram (@aikomelendez)
Source: Instagram

Aiko Melendez is a popular showbiz personality in the Philippines. In 2018, she won the Best Supporting Actress award for the movie, “Rainbow’s Sunset.” In 2001, Aiko ran for councilor in the city elections in Quezon City and won. She became Councilor of the 2nd District of Quezon City and remained in office for 9 years until 2010.

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As reported earlier by KAMI, Aiko Melendez went viral when she took to social media to share how kind and generous her son, Andre Yllana is after he received his first-ever paycheck.

Meanwhile, the actress-celebrity mom also made headlines when she revealed how protective her son, Andre, can get after seeing it firsthand when she went out with her friends.

Source: Kami.com.ph

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