/ 31 July 2022

PERSONNEL of the Philippine National Police in Central Luzon are preparing security measures to ensure the safety of teachers and students when classes resume in August.

Police Regional Office-3 director Police Brig. Gen. Matthew Baccay said they will coordinate with the Department of Education and other agencies to iron out the  plan of action for ordinary school days and emergency situations.

“We guarantee the public that we are ready to safeguard learners, teachers, and education stakeholders when classes resume as we expect more people to go out, not only in learning institutions but also in other public places,” Baccay said on Thursday.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government earlier urged local government units to help make the resumption of in-person classes safe for all concerned.

DILG Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. ordered LGUs to ensure the safety of students, parents, teachers and communities during face-to-face classes.

Abalos encouraged the LGUs to convene their respective local councils and prepare for the school opening to include the inspection of buildings to certify their structural integrity.