/ 3 October 2020

THE PASIG City government has turned over tablets and laptops for elementary and high school students in the city.

A total of 140,000 tablets were given to elementary students while 5,000 laptops were distributed to senior high school students and teachers.

The city government allotted P1.2 billion for the procurement of learning devices that will be used by the students this school year.

The turnover ceremony was led by Rep. Roman Romulo, Mayor Vico Sotto, Schools Division Superintendent Evalou Agustin, Rizal High School Principal Gilbert Inocencio, Vice Mayor Christian ‘Iyo’ Caruncho Bernardo, councilors and officials of the Department of Education.

Agustin  thanked the city council for the immediate approval of the budget for the city’s learning continuity plan.

“Suportado natin ang ating DepEd sa mga plano nila at kumbinsido kami sa konseho sa learning continuity plan presentation,” Vice Mayor Caruncho said.

“Hindi talaga dapat huminto ang mga bata sa pag-aaral kahit may pandemya dahil may magagawa naman tayong paraan, tulad ng teknolohiya,” he added.

Agustin emphasized that students have to return the gadgets after the school year.

The city designated five repair centers where damaged gadgets can be repaired.

Agustin said that the city has 28 internet-connected schools.

Students without internet at home can ask their parents or guardians to go to school and download the modules that will be used.