/ 23 April 2022

THE TEACHERS Dignity Coalition urged the Department of Education to publicly declare that work-from-home scheme remains the  agency’s default learning setup.

TDC chairperson Benjo Basas made the call following the order issued to teachers to physically report to school.

“‘Yung ilang schools/SDOs sa Region 3 and Region 4A na nagpapasok sa teachers physically, relax, ‘wag ninyo nang dagdagan ang exposure ng tao para hindi matulad dito sa NCR. Remote modalities ang teaching, remember?” Basas said in a Facebook post.

He was referring to some schools in Central Luzon and Calabarzon requiring the physical presence of their teachers.

In another FB post, Basas specifically addressed his comment to Education Secretary Leonor Briones.

“Calling the attention of DepEd central office, Madam Leonor Magtolis Briones, please make a public announcement that work-from-home scheme is still the default set-up for classroom teachers performing online and modular distance learning modalities!” he said.

The TDC said that the work-from-home scheme will be the default set-up for teachers until the lifting of the declaration of national emergency due to the Covid19 pandemic.