/ 31 July 2020

THE DEPARTMENT of Education and Department of Information and Communications Technology have been working hand-in-hand in building the Public Education Network to connect public schools and DepEd offices nationwide.

President Rodrigo Duterte made this known as he said both departments will prioritize places without satellites, and assured that the PEN will be implemented before his term ends in 2022.

“TV frequencies reverted back to the government for whatever cause or reason exclusively to the exclusion of persons or (their) dummies, to cope with the demand of the next normal. These will be used to provide uninterrupted quality education to our children in our shift to e-learning,” said the President

The Chief Executive has commanded Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, Department of Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña and DICT Secretary Gregorio Honasan II to collaborate with DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, and Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado on the matter.

Together with Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, the President hopes the group will make a program to ensure the TV frequencies will be fully utilized through the facilities of PTV4 for the Filipino people.

The project will also be used for classes in far-flung areas.