Sara Duterte Contradicts Pres. Duterte, Says Classes Cannot Be Delayed

Presidential daughter Sara Duterte says classes cannot be delayed.

SARA DUTERTE – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte contradicts her father President Duterte over issues regarding the opening of classes.

Previously, the Department of Education (DepEd) has announced that the opening of classes will be on August 24 and they have released guidelines of safety measures to be implemented inside the school and the classroom. The enrollees must fill up a survey form online first and the school calendar of activities for the next school year have already been released.

Photo lifted from SCMP

However, based on a previous article, President Rodrigo Duterte strongly expressed that classes should not resume without the treatment or vaccine for the pandemic Coronavirus Diseases 2019 (COVID-19). He wanted to secure the safety and health of the students and said, “Bahala nang hindi na makatapos, for this generation, wala nang matapos na doktor pati engineer. Wala nang aral, laro na lang. Unless I am sure that they are really safe.”

Presidential daughter Sara Duterte, who is also the Davao City mayor, contradicted his father’s statement saying that classes cannot be delayed. She stressed that government has to prepare for the opening of classes for they just cannot hold classes when the number of infected persons drastically increases.

Photo lifted from ABS-CBN

She cited that based on the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases guidelines regarding the education sector, it said there that the opening of classes does not necessarily mean of going to school physically as per ABS-CBN report.

Private schools can start anytime within the allowed time by the law while the face-to-face learning must start on August 24 with the implementation of public health standards for safety.  And for colleges and universities, “opening of classes will be based on the education delivery mode, compliance with minimum health standards and the situation on the ground.”


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