/ 9 February 2021

MANILA City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno‘ Domagoso has allowed the Centro Escolar University to hold face-to-face classes in its School of Dentistry.

The school’s proposal was approved during a meeting between Domagoso and CEU officials on Monday.

“Wala tayong ma-a-achieve if we stagnate. We believe in those institutions who will ask the permission of the city to hold limited face-to-face classes,” the mayor said.

Moreno also offered free swab testing to CEU students who will attend physical classes.

“If you feel as if you need your students to be tested, the City of Manila is offering the free swab testing that we have to help. Huwag kayong mag-alala. You have the support of your city,” he said.

Present during the meeting were CEU School of Dentistry Dean Dr. Pearly Lim, CEU Community Dentistry head Dr. Felipe Wilfredo Espineli, and CEU Security Department head Col. Nicanor Grino.

CEU President Dr. Maria Cristina Padolina said that their students were not able to graduate for lack of practicum because of quarantine restrictions.