/ 8 April 2022

SENATOR Christopher ‘Bong’ Go on Thursday renewed his call to intensify the implementation of health protocols in schools as more educational institutions are set to join the expansion phase of face-to-face classes.

The chairman of the Senate Committee on Health said that Filipinos must remain disciplined and continue to work with the government so that the country can return to normal soon.

“Let us not put our guard down. Indeed, the pandemic has been a great challenge for the education sector but as long as we remain disciplined, I am confident that we, as one nation, will defeat the health crisis we are facing today and we will soon return to normalcy,” the senator said.

“Hinihimok ko pa rin ang gobyerno at mga school officials na siguraduhin ang kapakanan at kalusugan ng ating mga estudyante habang unti-unti na pong nagbubukas ang mga paaralan sa bansa. Sa ngayon, kalusugan at buhay ng mga estudyante ang aking prayoridad. Importante na tuloy-tuloy ang kanilang pag-aaral at hindi nailalagay sa panganib ang kanilang mga buhay,” he added.

The Department of Education and the Department of Health, together with the United States Agency for International Development, launched this week the BIDA Kid campaign to support the safe expansion of face-to-face classes nationwide.

The campaign encourages learners, teachers and other education stakeholders to keep practicing health protocols in schools and public spaces.

Go once again urged parents to let their eligible yet unvaccinated children participate in the national inoculation program.