/ 5 April 2021

Faced with another spike in COVID-19 cases, and experiencing enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) again, the country is forced to evolve and adapt to these challenging and uncertain times. But so far, it is encouraging to see that the Philippines continues the good fight and shows willingness to persevere and step up to the plate.

The Department of Education has recently shown readiness and willingness to continue the effective implementation of classes while also supporting the government’s effort in the war against COVID-19.

“We are ceaselessly attuning with the DOH and the local government units (LGUs) in determining the schools that are capable to meet their standards because we know that not all schools have the facilities needed for an immunization activity,” Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said in a recent press release.

“Since last year until now that we are edging closer to the long-term solution to this crisis, we [are] ensuring the delivery of education to our learners. With the administration’s vaccination efforts in place, the Department will make sure that no learning continuity operations in schools will be interrupted by this,” she said.

On a personal note, Meralco, where I work, also continues to evolve and adapt to the pandemic, as it remains very considerate during these trying times and vowed to assist its customers in need of help in their electricity concerns. Meralco committed that it will continue vital operations such as meter reading, and will also continue to work round the clock to serve its customers.

Meralco encouraged customers to send a personal message via Facebook Messenger, Twitter or call its 16211 hotline before going to Business Centers, for any inquiries and concerns. This measure ensures that customers can save time and effort, but more importantly, minimizes any potential and unnecessary exposure to the virus.