During a press briefing held earlier today (Monday), February 22, 2021, Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque, Jr. announced that President Rodrigo Duterte has decided that there will be no face-to-face classes yet in the country.
“Nagdesisyon na po ang Presidente ha, wala pa rin po tayong face-to-face classes sa bansa,” said Spokesperson Roque during the briefing.
“Tumawag po kagabi ang presidente sa akin at ang sabi n’ya ayaw po niyang malagay sa panganib o alanganin ang buhay ng ating mga mag-aaral at mga guro habang wala pa pong nababakunahan sa bansa,” he added.
Spokesperson Roque, however, also made mention that face-to-face classes may be considered by August in areas with low COVID-19 cases after the implementation of the vaccination program in the country.
“Sabi n’ya may awa po ang panginoon. Baka naman po pagkatapos natin malunsad ang ating vaccination program ay pupwede na tayong mag face-to-face sa Agosto. Lalong-lalo na sa mga lugar na mababa po ang COVID cases,” the Presidential Spokesperson.
Watch the Press Briefing
Here is the press briefing with Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque, Jr. that went live earlier today at the following official Facebook Pages: Presidential Communications (Government of the Philippines) and Harry Roque. Watch from the beginning or start at 1:26 of the video to catch more details on the topic “no face-to-face classes.”
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