Pres. Duterte Instructed Cancellation of Face to Face Classes Due to New COVID Variant

The tough-talking chief executive of the Republic, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, instructed the Department of Education (DepEd) during an emergency meeting with the IATF to cancel the planned face to face classes which will supposed to start this coming January 2021. 


The decision of the President came out during an emergency IATF meeting with Infectious Diseases Experts on December 26, 2020 at the Heroes Hall in Malacanan Palace. 


Joining the President are members of the Cabinet led by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea; Secretary Francisco Duque; Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana; Secretary Carlito G. Galvez; Secretary Eduardo M. Ano; Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra; Secretary Arthur P. Tugade; Secretary Karlo Alexei B. Nograles; and Secretary Herminio Harry L. Roque Jr.; Sen. Christopher Lawrence T. Go and invited medical experts. 

President Rody Duterte instructed, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones the cancellation of face-to-face classes, which DepEd earlier approved for pilot study in January 2021. 

The DepEd Secretary on her part will implement the President's instruction to recall limited face-to-face classes. 

Pres. Duterte's directive was made after a new strain of COVID-19, which was allegedly more infectious, has been detected in the United Kingdom (UK) and has already been reported in neighboring countries like Malaysia. 


Pres. Duterte was quoted as saying "I have allowed the face-to-face classes as pilot projects all over the country," he said. 

"I'm calling back the order and I will not allow face-to-face classes of children until we are through with this. We have to, I said, we have to know the nature of the germ that we are confronting. Wala pa tayong alam (We know nothing yet). I cannot take the risk of allowing the children."

The President admitted that it would be a "disaster," should he allow the planned resumption of face-to-face classes to push through in January next year. 

Netizens shared their sentiments on social media as they applauded the President's wise and good decision to cancel face to face classes. 

Watch the President's Statement on Face-to-Face Classes:


Source: PNA


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